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  • SOCMA Reaching Out to New Administration, Lawmakers, Regulatory Officials

    With new members of Congress joining their elected colleagues to tackle key legislative issues in the coming year, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is reaching out in these "First 100 Days" to not only educate lawmakers, but regulatory agency officials and the...

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  • Mars, Nestle, Mondelez to Shrink Size of Chocolate Bars

    The size of chocolate bars produced by Mondelez International, Nestle, and Mars Inc. are reportedly planning to shrink the size of their chocolate bars by 20% in a bid to meet the demands of new regulations on sugar intended to curb obesity soon to be implemented by the UK government, the UK’...

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  • Major Growth Predicted for India’s Food Processing Industry

    The value of India’s food processing industry is expected to nearly double by 2020 to an estimated $482 billion from its 2015 valuation of $258 billion, according to a report released this January by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), an Indian government-sponsored organization that...

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  • Trade Group Sues DEA over Hemp Food Product Regulations

    A motion was filed by a trade group representing the American hemp industry to hold the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in contempt of court for violations of a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals order barring the agency from regulating hemp food products as Schedule I controlled substances....

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  • BMG Conveyor Services Rebrands as Davis Industrial

    Conveyor belt installation, sales, and service firm BMG Conveyor Services launched a new fabrication division and was recently rebranded as Davis Industrial, the Tampa, FL company announced Feb. 2. “We have been a proven leader in conveyor maintenance, metal fabrication, and bulk material...

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  • USDA Study Examines Obesity and Food Availability Link

    As adult obesity rates in the United States tripled from 1970 to 2014, availability and consumption of foods with added sugars and sweeteners and fats and oils increased, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study examining links between America’s obesity crisis and food availability...

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  • Schutte-Buffalo Names Director of Engineering

    Buffalo, NY-based manufacturer of size reduction equipment Schutte-Buffalo announces the promotion of Mark Podgorny to the role of director of engineering.     Podgorny began his career with Buffalo Hammermill Cor. in 1995 as a purchaser and size-reduction test technician. He remained...

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  • New Nestle Purina Pet Food Factory Opens in Brazil

    Nestle opened a new Purina pet food factory in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil on Friday that will “provide new tasty, healthy options for pets and create jobs, while minimizing impact on the environment,” the Swiss company announced by press release. The new facility will produce a...

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  • AIChE, Jenike & Johanson Offer New Course

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is offering a three-day course on the handling of solids and pneumatic conveying in three U.S. cities during 2017. The new course combines two of the organization’s popular offerings, CH032: Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes, and...

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  • Fortress Technology Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Fortress Technology is celebrating 20 years as a leader in the manufacturing of industrial metal detector solutions.   Fortress metal detectors are used within a range of sectors including food, consumer goods, textile, paper, and pharmaceutical. Over the past 20 years, Fortress has...

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