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  • Worker Trapped in Baler Dies at OH Recycling Facility

    A 24-year-old worker died Wednesday at a recycling facility in Akron, OH after he was trapped in a baling machine, several news organizations reported. The Greenstar Recycling employee was working on a baler machine at about 4:30 a.m. when he became stuck, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal...

  • How a Machine Breakdown Led to a Frito-Lay Snack Sensation

    Mexican immigrant Richard Montañez was working as a janitor at Frito-Lay’s Rancho Cucamonga plant in California in the 1970s when an assembly line machine breakdown inspired him to create one of the most popular snacks sold in the United States: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Decades...

  • MG America Marks 30th Anniversary

    Fairfield, NJ-based MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of Italian packaging and processing machinery maker MG2, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Over three decades, the company has built a reputation for providing a broad range of versatile packaging and processing machinery, including...

  • PepsiCo “Mega Plant” to Open in Saudi Arabia This Year

    Pepsi bottler and distributor Saudi Industrial Beverages Co. (SIBCO) will open “one of the largest” manufacturing plants in the “PepsiCo ecosystem globally” in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this year, a SIBCO senior official told news website Gulf Business in a recent interview. The...

  • Coca-Cola to Shutter Plant in Australia, Cutting 180 Jobs

    As part of a $90 million plan to restructure its supply chain in Australia, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is planning to close its manufacturing facilities in South Australia in 2019, cutting about 180 employees and contractors, the company announced Wednesday. “The review found that further...

  • Maple Leaf Foods Acquires US Meat Alternative Firm

    Canadian packaged meats company Maple Leaf Foods is venturing into the meat alternative market with the announcement of plans to purchase the U.S.-based plant-based protein product maker Lightlife Foods from its owner Brynwood Partners VI L.P. for $140 million, a company press release issued...

  • CyPlus Idesa Sodium Cyanide Production Begins in Mexico

    The new CyPlus Idesa sodium cyanide production plant was officially opened with an inauguration ceremony in Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz, Mexico) in the presence of Dr. Klaus Engel, chairman of the executive board of Evonik Industries and Patricio Gutiérrez Fernandez, chairman of CyPlus Idesa...

  • Tyson Foods Unveils New Vision, Logo

    Speaking at the 2017 Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference along with Sally Grimes, president of Tyson's retail business, Tyson Foods president and CEO Tom Hayes outlined his vision for how the company will shape the future of food. Hayes said the company is strong today and...

  • Hansen-Mueller to Open Animal Feed Bagging Facility in NE

    Grain trading and merchandising firm Hansen-Mueller is planning to open a bagging facility for animal feed and pet food products in Fremont, NE, the company said in a Feb. 20 press release. Recently purchasing a 60,000-sq-ft facility in Fremont, the company said its “multi-million dollar...

  • India’s Food Processing Firms to Employ Over 9 Million by 2024

    As household consumption and disposable incomes grow in India, the country’s food processing sector could employ 9 million workers and attract $33 billion in investment by FY2024, a new report by ASSOCHAM-Grant Thornton forecasts. India is the second largest food producer after China, and...