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  • Fires at Tyson Foods Chicken Plants Stunt Quarterly Sales

    America’s largest meat processor Tyson Foods issued a statement on its quarterly profits showing fires at two of its chicken plants had a significant impact on the company’s chicken sales in the second quarter of 2017, a company press release said Monday. “Unfortunately, we...

  • CSB: Safety Lapses Caused 2015 ExxonMobil Refinery Explosion

    A final report investigating the causes of an explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, CA on Feb. 18, 2015 by a federal regulatory agency blamed the blast on lapses in the facility’s process safety management system The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said in a May 3 press release...

  • Food Ingredients Supplier Buys German Ice Cream Firm

    Oslo, Norway-based supplier of bakery and ice cream ingredients Orkla Food Ingredients signed an agreement to acquire 100% of shares in northern German ice cream sales and distribution company Eis Gräbner GmbH to bolster the Norwegian firm’s position as a supplier of ice cream...

  • Dean Foods Invests in Dairy Alternatives Firm Good Karma

    Food and beverage firm Dean Foods Company entered a minority investment and distribution deal with Boulder, CO-based producer of flaxseed-based milk and yogurt alternatives Good Karma Foods, Dean Foods announced by press release Friday. Under the agreement, Dean Foods will help Good Karma expand...

  • Herrmann Joins Bunting Magnetics

    Bunting Magnetics Co., a leader in moving, removing, and holding metal, announces the appointment of Brock Herrmann as its product manager over magnetic separation. Herrmann will manage the growth and profitability of the company’s line of magnetic separation products by supporting the...

  • Johnson & Johnson Fined $110M in Case Tying Talcum to Cancer

    New Brunswick, NJ-based Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a court in St. Louis to pay a fine totaling more than $110 million to a plaintiff that linked her ovarian cancer to products made by the company containing talcum powder.   One of the case’s plaintiffs, Lois Slemp of Virginia...

  • Cement Firm Fined $36.5K After Worker Injured by Conveyor

    A Canadian cement maker was ordered to pay CN$50,000, or about $36,500, in fines for its role in an April 2016 incident where an employee was critically injured by a screw conveyor at the firm’s Picton, ON facility, Canada’s Ministry of Labour announced Friday. The worker was injured...

  • Cargill Opens New Aquaculture Feed Line in Vietnam

    Cargill inaugurated its 10th aqua feed line in late April at the company’s feed mill in Ha Nam, Vietnam to reduce delivery time to customers, increase output, and lower production costs, the company announced May 3. The new aquaculture feed line, the company’s second in northern...

  • Chemical Factory Explosion in Spain Injures More Than 30

    30 or more people were injured during a fire and several explosions at a facility that handles hazardous waste and solvent treatment and recovery in Argando del Ray, Spain on Thursday, numerous news organizations reported. The incident at the Requimsa facility broke windows and caused damages to...

  • U.S. Beef Shipped to Brazil, Marking End of 13-Year Ban

    Fresh beef produced in the United States arrived in Brazil on Thursday, signaling the end of a 13-year ban on the importation of American beef products, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced. The re-entrance of American beef firms into the country’s market opens opportunities...