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  • Ashland to Acquire Ingredients Firm Pharmachem for $660M

    A definitive agreement to purchase global ingredients firm Pharmachem Laboratories Inc. for $660 million was signed by Ashland Global Holdings Inc. on Monday, Covington, KY-based Ashland announced by press release. "The acquisition of Pharmachem offers a number of exciting growth...

  • Firm Inaugurates $4.8M Egg Processing Plant in Vietnam

    The Ba Huan Company opened a $4.85 million chicken egg processing plant in Vietnam’s Phuc Tho district, Hanoi on April 15, the company’s first facility of this type in the country’s north, the English language version of the Communist Party of Vietnam Party Committee’s...

  • Man Dies While Operating Baler in Packaging Plant Accident

    A 51-year-old worker was killed in an accident on the evening of April 12 while operating a baler at the ISOFlex Packaging plant in Nashville, TN, numerous news media outlets reported. “Evans, 51, was operating a baler inside the plant when it became full.  During an effort with a co-...

  • New CSB Paper Asserts Chemical Safety is “Good Business”

    As its future under the administration of President Donald J. Trump remains unclear, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued a six-page paper Friday outlining the financial impacts of four major agency investigations to show that chemical safety is “good for business.” The agency...

  • Schlumberger and Argentina’s YPF Form Shale Oil Venture

    The world’s largest provider of oilfield services firm Schlumberger signed an agreement to form a joint venture for the launch of a shale oil pilot project with Argentinian energy company YPF, the Houston, TX-based company announced Wednesday. Under the agreement, Schlumberger will invest $...

  • Starter Feed Market Forecasted to Hit $29.15B by 2022

    The global market for starter feed is expected to reach a value of $29.15 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.57% from 2016, a new report by research firm Markets and Markets posits. “The market is driven by factors such as the need to increase livestock...

  • General Mills Spends $16M on Food Safety Efforts

    General Mills increased its spending on food safety-related projects by $3 million in 2016 to a total of $16 million, the company’s recently-released 2017 Global Sustainability Report outlined. “Safety is a priority focus area for our company and part of our culture,” the General...

  • Grain Silo Explosion and Fire Injures Three People

    A wheat silo explosion in Vranjic, Croatia on Friday injured three people, Croatia News Agency HINA and Chinese state-run news publication Xinhua reported. Firefighters battled a fire at the facility that ignited after the blast. Initial information suggested that more injuries resulted from the...

  • Trade Group Promotes Pet Food and Treats Manufacturing

    A trade group representing manufacturers of pet food and treats, The Pet Food Institute (PFI), launched a new video and web content on Thursday to draw attention to the manufacturing process of pet food products and the safety practices currently in place. “Pet lovers have questions about...

  • Fire and Explosion Damage Kansas Chemical Plant

    A fire and explosion Thursday caused damages to a chemical manufacturing plant used to produce organophilic clay for oil and gas production in Rice county, Kansas, numerous local news media sources reported. Fire crews and hazmat teams responded to the JACAM Chemicals plant, finding a fire in a...