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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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  • Georgia-Pacific to Build New $100M Lumber Plant in Alabama

    Koch Industries-owned Georgia-Pacific is investing $100 million in the construction of a new, 300,000-sq-ft lumber production plant in Talladega, AL, the company announced Wednesday. Some 100 full-time workers will be hired as a result of the project. Company officials hinted that further...

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  • Del Monte Foods to Close Indiana Tomato Processing Plant

    Food manufacturer and distributor Del Monte Foods Inc. plans to close its tomato processing plant in Plymouth, IN by Feb. 1, 2018 as it shifts its processing activities to its facility in Hanford, CA, the company announced via press release Tuesday. “Del Monte Foods is proud of its more than...

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  • Fire Guts Grain Elevator in Kansas

    A fire on Sept. 8 destroyed the Nicholson & Edwards Grain Co. grain elevator in Primghar, IA, causing an estimated $1 million in damages, several local news organizations reported. Fire crews responded to reports of a fire at the site at about 8 p.m., finding the head drives of a vertical...

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  • Pneumatic Conveying System Market to Reach $30B by 2025

    A new report by Felton, CA-based Hexa Research posits that the global market for pneumatic conveying systems will reach a value of $30.4 billion by 2025 as advancements in technology fuel sales in the food processing and pharmaceutical industries. “The global market for pneumatic conveying...

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  • NSF to Open $20M Shale Gas Fuel Research Center at Purdue

    The National Science Foundation is providing $19.75 in funding over five years to support research on shale gas-derived fuel at the NSF Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) at Purdue University’s West Lafayette, IN campus. Led by Purdue and the...

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