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  • Cargill Acquires Poultry and Pork Feed Mill in Thailand

    American agribusiness Cargill is acquiring a poultry and swine feed mill in Thailand to expand its animal feed and nutrition business in the Asian country, the company announced in a Sept. 15 press release. “This plant is aligned to Cargill’s animal nutrition business growth plans and...

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  • Ontario Invests $4.3M in Food Processing Plant

    The provincial government of Ontario is investing CAD$5.3 million, or about $4.3 million, in a project to build a new turkey processing plant for Sofina Foods Inc., one of the province’s largest meat processors, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced by press...

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  • Worker Killed in Machinery Accident at Idaho Lumber Mill

    A worker died in a machinery-related industrial accident on Friday morning at the Merritt Brothers Lumber Company in Athol, ID, several local news organizations reported. The 45-year-old worker was injured while clearing a piece of lumber from machinery a, the Koontenai County Sheriff’s...

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  • Chemical Leak Forces Evacuation of Idaho Paper Plant

    A chemical leak led to the evacuation of workers at the Clearwater Paper manufacturing complex in Lewiston, ID early Wednesday, the Lewiston Tribune reported. Matt Van Vleet, a company spokesperson, told the newspaper that no injuries were reported during the incident, which lasted about 20 to 30...

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  • Bakery Fined $246K After Hijab-Clad Worker Killed by Conveyor

    Toronto, ON-based commercial bakery Fiera Foods Company was sentanced by an Ontario court on Thursday to pay a fine for failing to protect a worker who died after her hijab became caught in a conveyor system, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced via press release. The worker was fatally...

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  • Kellogg, Bunge Invest in Mushroom-Based Food Ingredients Firm

    Aurora, CO-based producer of organic, mushroom-based food and beverage ingredients MycoTechnology Corp. recently completed a Series B funding round, drawing in $35 million in investments from the investment arms of Kellogg Co, Eighteen94 Capital, and agribusiness Bunge Ltd., Bunge Ventures Ltd., a...

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  • OSHA and American Chemistry Council Form Safety Alliance

    Seeking to generate awareness of the safety risks posed by workers’ exposure to diisocyantes in the polyurethane industry, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) entered into a two-year alliance to...

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  • Nestle Takes Majority Stake in US High-End Coffee Firm

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle announced Thursday that it has acquired a majority stake in high-end coffee roaster Blue Bottle Coffee, bolstering the firm’s position in the U.S. and Japanese coffee markets. “This move underlines Nestle’s focus on investing in high-growth...

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  • Packaged Meats Firm Fined $98K After Worker Injury

    Canadian packaged meats firm Maple Leaf Foods Inc. pled guilty to violations of violations of Canada’s occupational safety laws in an Ontario court on Sept. 11 and was ordered to pay a fine for its role in the 2016 injury of a worker at its Hannon, ON plant, the Ontario Ministry of Labour...

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  • Food Firm Stoats Opens New Production Plant in Scotland

    Moving to boost production of porridge oat bars, food company Stoats opened a new, 22,000-sq-ft plant at a site south of Edinburgh, Scotland. “We have come a long way since I began baking porridge bars in our family kitchen over 12 years ago. We’re really thrilled to be opening our own...

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