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  • Industry Reacts to Halt of OSHA Combustible Dust Rulemaking

    In the wake of news that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) rulemaking process for combustible dust regulations in general industry is indefinitely halted, industry organizations, equipment makers, and end users have...

  • Hormel Foods to Invest $132M in Wichita Plant Expansion

    Multinational food and meat products maker Hormel Foods plans to invest $132 million in the expansion of its Dold Foods bacon production in Wichita, KS and hire about 350 staff, the Mayor of Wichita announced to local reporters Thursday. “This is a big investment by a company that recognizes...

  • “Dust Explosion,” Fire Injures Worker at Pet Food Plant

    A worker was injured after an explosion and fire Wednesday night in the bag house of 3D Idapro Solutions’ dehydration plant in Stanfield, OR, several local media outlets reported Thursday. The city manager of Stanfield said in a report by local NBC News affiliate KNDU that the firm told him...

  • FDI in India’s Food Processing Sector Accelerates

    Foreign direct investment in India’s food processing sector reached $727 million in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, representing a 40% jump over the previous year, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal said at an event in Hyderabad on Thursday. $183 million was...

  • Ingredients and Additives Firm Sensient Expands to Morocco

    Milwaukee, WI-based colors, flavors, and fragrances manufacturer Sensient Technologies Corporation established a subsidiary in Morocco to serve customers in the country’s agriculture, food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, numerous Moroccan news outlets reported this week. The...

  • DuPont Partners with Evogene on Corn Seed Treatments

    U.S. hybrid seed producer DuPont Pioneer and Israeli crop productivity biotechnology firm Evogene Ltd. have joined forces in a multi-year collaboration to research and develop microbiome-based seed treatments for corn that will enable farmers to bring in higher yields and leverage the two companies...

  • ADM Finishes Processing Capacity Expansion at German Plant

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) marked the completion of a project to convert its Spyck, Germany from rape and sunflower seed crushing operations to soy processing with an initial run of non-GMO soybeans at the site, a press release announced Wednesday. “The...

  • Montana Firm Invests $20M in Grain Processing Facility

    Oilseed crushing and mustard processing firm Montana Specialty Mills LLC broke ground on a new $20 million grain processing facility that will produce non-GMO products and organic oilseeds in Great Falls, MT, the Great Falls Montana Development Authority announced in a press release Tuesday....

  • Schenck Process to Open Segregated Stainless Steel Production Plant

    In an effort to better serve the high end food, dairy, nutraceutical, and fine chemical markets, Schenck Process announces an investment to renovate its main plant at the Whitewater, WI location to a dedicated stainless steel production facility.    The change removes carbon steel...

  • Dust Collector Fire Destroys Cabinet Production Facility

    The Idaho State Fire Marshal’s Office announced on July 21 that a commercial building fire and dust explosion at Sonbyrd Industries in Emmett, ID was caused by an accidental mechanical malfunction. Firefighters responded to the facility, which produces doors and cabinets, on the morning of...