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  • UPDATE: Over 30 Hurt in NY State Cosmetics Plant Blasts

    Officials said 33 people, including seven firefighters, were injured after two explosions Monday morning at a cosmetics plant in New Windsor, NY, and one person is unaccounted for, local and national news organizations reported. Some 120 firefighters from 30 area fire departments and state agency...

  • US Bulk Commodity Exports Set Volume Record in FY 2017

    Bulk commodity exports from the U.S. hit a volume record in fiscal year (FY) 2017 at 159 million MT, representing 11% growth from the previous year, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced in a Nov. 16 press release. The value of the bulk exports expanded by 16% to $51.4 billion....

  • Food Processing Solutions Firm TNA Opens Shanghai Office

    Expanding its presence in China, food processing and packaging technology and services provider TNA Solutions opened a support services office in Shanghai’s Minghang district, the Australian-owned firm recently announced. “Our installation base in the country is well-established,...

  • Bunting Magnetics Names New GM of Newton, KS Facility

    Newton, KS-based Bunting Magnetics Co. announced the appointment of Kevin Miller as general manager of the company’s primary manufacturing facility in Newton, KS in a press release Monday. Miller will oversee all Newton operations including production, inside sales, engineering and purchasing...

  • Russian Scientists ID New Hydrocarbon Processing Catalyst

    A group of researchers from the People’s Fellowship University of Russia Research (RUDN) Institute of Chemistry (RIC) in Moscow have identified a new catalyst for hydrocarbon processing that uses less heat and pressure than previous methods, the university announced in a Nov. 17 press release...

  • Tyson Foods to Open $300M Production Plant in Tennessee

    American food company Tyson Foods plans to invest $300 million to open a new chicken production complex in Humboldt, TN, creating some 1500 new jobs in the area when the plant becomes operational in late 2019. “Our company has been successfully producing chicken in Tennessee for more than 45...

  • 13 Injured After Explosions at NY State Cosmetics Plant

    Several injuries were reported after two explosions and a fire Monday morning at the Verla International Ltd. cosmetics plant in New Windsor, NY, the Middleton Times Herald-Record and other area news organizations reported. Officials told the Associated Press that 13 people were injured in the...

  • OSHA Proposes $1.8 Million Fine after Fatal Explosion

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $1,837,861 in fines against Didion Milling Inc. following a May 31, 2017, explosion that killed five workers and injured 12 others, including a 21-year-old employee who suffered a double leg...

  • General Mills Makes Gluten-Free Pasta with Cold Extrusion

    An application recently filed by General Mills to secure an international patent reveals the company’s approach to producing low-gluten and gluten-free pasta dough. As consumer demand for gluten-free or reduced-gluten products grows, major food companies are looking at ways to shift product...

  • Firm Fined Over Legionella Risk at Powder Coating Plant

    An engineering company faces a fine after officials determined it failed to prevent exposure to dangerous bacteria in a tunnel washer at a powder coating plant in Dudley, England, Britain’s workplace safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), announced in a press release...