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  • Nestlé and R&R Create Froneri Joint Venture

    Nestlé and R&R have completed the transaction to create Froneri, a new joint venture in ice cream, frozen food, and chilled dairy. As announced in April, Froneri will combine Nestlé and R&R’s ice cream activities in Europe, the Middle East (excluding Israel),...

  • FSMA Compliance Fuels New Equipment Procedures, Study Finds

    Many food processing companies are changing equipment procedures to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rather than purchasing new equipment, according to a new report by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI). “Most companies are NOT [sic]...

  • Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand to Hit $7.2B in US by 2020

    A new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group predicts that “a favorable production outlook for chemicals and pharmaceuticals” will fuel growing demand in the United States for rigid bulk packaging through 2020. The researchers expect domestic demand to grow by 3.3% annually...

  • Mexico’s Top Ice Cream Cone Maker Bought by US Firm

    The world’s largest ice cream cone company just got a bit bigger. Joy Cone Company, the number one food service and retail brand of cones in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Mexico’s largest ice cream cone producer Altesa in a press release Friday. The company also said it closed...

  • Flexicon Opens New Office in Germany

    Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in Aschaffenburg, Germany to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Germany, it was announced by Keith Bourton, managing director.      "The Aschaffenburg location will...

  • Fauske Offers NFPA 652 Dust Hazard Analysis Class

    Industrial and chemical process safety solutions provider Fauske & Associates is offering a course on the Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) requirement in NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust on Oct. 27 in Houston, TX. Presented by Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, Ph.D, vice president...

  • MPI Manager Accredited as a Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager

    MPI's separation and electronic inspection product line manager, Frank Reda, has become a Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM) through The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. This certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate expert knowledge and skills on specific...

  • Tyson Announces $27 Million Expansion

    Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., is investing $27 million to expand the production capacity of its case-ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, IA. The project will include a 55,000-sq-ft addition for new production lines and warehouse space and...

  • Lorenz Remains One of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies

    Canadian Business Magazine ranked Lorenz Conveying Products #476 as Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies on the 28th annual PROFIT 500 list.   The magazine ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years. This is Lorenz’s third year in a row making the list....

  • Oberg Enters Additive Manufacturing Partnership with Pitt

    Oberg Industries, a provider of precision components and tooling products, is partnering with the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering to research solutions to problems in additive manufacturing, the company announced in a Sept. 8 press release. “This collaboration...