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  • New Dust Explosion Research Study Launched

    A new dust explosion research study was recently launched under a collaboration between DNV GL, provider of technical expertise to the oil and gas industry, and explosion safety consultants Gexcon AS, to develop new approaches to combustible dust incident prevention for industry, Oslo, Norway-based...

  • D.F. Stauffer’s to Close Bakery Products Plant in NY State

    One of America’s longest-running producers of animal crackers, D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc., plans to close its cookie and cracker manufacturing facility in Cuba, NY by the end of the year, the York, PA company announced via press release Thursday. Stauffer’s said the move is...

  • KSU and AIB Offer Grain Milling HACCP Workshop

    As companies work to comply with the mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and IGP Institute is partnering with baking industry organization AIB International to offer a three-day workshop on FSMA compliance for grain...

  • Pharmaceutical Maker Eli Lilly to Eliminate 3500 Jobs

    As part of an effort to sharpen its focus on the development of new medicines and improve the efficiency and cost structure of its operations, pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly and Company plans to reduce its global workforce by 3500 positions, the Indianapolis, IN-based firm announced via press...

  • $48M Milk Powder Plant Opens in Ireland

    A new Lakeland Dairies milk powder production plant was officially opened in Bailieboro, Ireland by the country’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed on Thursday, the company announced via press release. Said to be one of the largest facility of its kind in Europe,...

  • Nestle to Acquire Plant-Based Protein Firm Sweet Earth

    The American subsidiary of Nestle SA entered into an agreement to acquire Moss Landing, CA-based manufacturer of plant-based protein and food products Sweet Earth Foods to provide an entry point for the world’s biggest food firm into the lucrative plant-based foods market, the company...

  • KWS Manufacturing Promotes Robinson to Quality Manager

    KWS Manufacturing Company Ltd announces that Allen Robinson has been promoted to quality manager with responsibility for continually improving all aspects of quality at the company. Robinson has been with KWS for over four years as quality inspector and is an ASME Authorized Inspector. ASME...

  • MilliporeSigma Opens Food Safety Center in Washington

    Merck KGaA-owned life sciences firm MilliporeSigma opened its Food Safety Studio in Bellevue, WA to enable collaboration between the food industry and the company’s scientists in the development of safety solutions to quickly detect foodborne pathogents, a company press release announced Aug...

  • Tyson Foods to Build $320M Processing Plant in Kansas

    Strong demand for chicken products is prompting Tyson Foods Inc. to invest $320 million in the construction of a poultry complex and processing plant in Kansas, the Springdale, AR-based food company announced Tuesday. The processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill will be built near Tonganoxie, KS...

  • Navigator Capital acquires Sapal from Bosch Packaging Technology

    The Navigator Group is planning to acquire the engineering company Sapal S.A., Ecublens, Switzerland, from Bosch's Packaging Technology division. Corresponding contracts were signed on September 5, 2017. Sapal is part of the packaging machinery division of the Bosch Group, focused on...