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  • Food Company Fined $2.5M After Worker Crushed to Death

    UK prepared vegetables and salads company Hitchen Foods was ordered to pay fines of £2 million, or about $2.58 million USD, by the Manchester Crown Court on April 28 for its role the 2015 death of 29-year-old worker who was crushed by falling plastic bales, the UK’s occupational safety...

  • Kellogg to Axe 255 Workers in Distribution Center Closure

    Plans to close a Kellogg Company distribution center in Cicero, NY this summer will result in the loss of 255 jobs at the site, several local news organizations reported Monday. The cereal and snack food company filed a federal Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act document that...

  • Canadian Gov’t Funds Food Processing Innovations Research

    Canada’s government is providing the Canadian Food Innovators (CFI) with CN$120,000 in funding to assist the organization in meeting with food and beverage processors to identify research and innovation priorities. The Government of Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada said in a...

  • Viterra Acquires Grain Elevator Operation in North Dakota

    Canadian-owned grain handling firm Viterra USA LLC closed its acquisition of Gavilon Grain LLC’s grain elevator in Grand Forks, ND on Monday, expanding the company’s presence in the United States, Viterra announced via press release. “We’re pleased to add this facility to...

  • Food Processor Fined $40K for Equipment-Related Injury

    Producer of batter and breaded products Sunwest Food Processors Ltd. was fined CN$55,000, or about $40,000, by a Canadian provincial court on May 1 in relation to charges stemming from a June 2016 incident where an employee was injured by a meat cutting machine at the firm’s Waterloo plant,...

  • Powder Show Toronto a Week Away

    Powder & Bulk Solids Toronto, the Canadian resource for process manufacturers to find the latest solutions to help increase production efficiencies, cut cost, eliminate waste, and ensure product consistency, will take place May 16-18, 2017 at the Toronto Congress Center in Toronto, Ontario,...

  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured After Incident at SC Paper Mill

    A 60-year-old worker was killed and another employee was injured as the result of an incident at the KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation paper mill in South Carolina on Sunday night. “An incident occurred at our North Charleston, SC paper mill involving employees performing maintenance...

  • Olam Cocoa Opens Innovation Center for North American Market

    Olam Cocoa, part of the Olam Group, opened its Cocoa Innovation Centre (CIC) in Willowbrook, IL on April 27 to create innovations for the North American market, the company announced in a press statement. Providing recipe refinement and reformulation services, proof of concept opportunities, and...

  • $3B Nitrogen Fertilizer Production Plant Opens in Iowa

    Representatives from the Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony with local and state officials to mark the start of production of its new, $3 billion nitrate fertilizer plant in Wever, IA, the company announced in an April 20 press release. Dubbing the project as “the...

  • Kraft Heinz Overhauls Oscar Meyer Hot Dog Recipe

    The Kraft Heinz Company is changing the ingredients used in the production of Oscar Meyer hot dogs, in a bid to make the American brand “the first in the market” to offer hot dogs with no added nitrates or nitrates, artificial preservatives in meat, and by-products, Kraft Heinz...