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  • Firefighters Free Worker Trapped in Mixing Equipment

    A worker at a Hicksville, NY spice production plant was critically injured after his leg and arm became trapped by an auger in a piece of mixing equipment on Tuesday, Newsday and LongIsland.com reported. Firefighters, police and EMS crews responded to a call at the Spice Specialist plant at about...

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  • METTLER TOLEDO Offers Balance-testing e-Learning Course

    Scientists and quality assurance professionals working in regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals know that analytical balances are the heart of virtually every quantitative analysis. Ensuring that balances used in lab processes weigh accurately is at the heart of good science and safe...

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  • GEA to Build Asia’s Largest Skim Milk Powder Plant in India

    Process technology provider GEA received an order to construct a skim milk powder plant in Gandhinagar, India that will be largest plant of its kind in Asia when production begins in 2018, the German firm announced on July 13. “We will provide AmulFed with a hygienically-superior plant that...

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  • Kosher Food Firm Manischewitz to Shutter Plant in Newark

    American kosher food and beverage manufacturing firm The Manischewitz Company plans to shutter its plant in Newark, NJ and cut 169 positions this September, according to a notice filed by the company with the state announcing its intention to close the site. “At a challenging time in the...

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  • Qatar to Invest $431M in Food Processing Plant

    Promoted as an effort to increase food security, the government of Qatar plans to invest $431 to construct a food processing plant and storage site that will produce sugar, rice, and cooking oil for the Middle Eastern country, Bloomberg and regional business news organizations reported. “...

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  • KP Snacks Buys Tangerine Confectionery Popcorn Brand

    Intersnack Group subsidiary KP Snacks acquired the Butterkist popcorn brand from Tangerine Confectionery, a UK manufacturer of popcorn products and sugar-based sweets, the purchasing company announced Monday in a press release. “Butterkist is an iconic brand with a 100-year heritage and the...

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  • Bunting Magnetics Appoints Chief Financial Officer

    Bunting Magnetics Co., a leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing, and distribution, announces the appointment of Bill Wagner to the company’s executive leadership team as the chief financial officer. Wagner brings two decades of experience to Bunting Magnetics,...

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  • OSHA Offers $10.5M in Funding for Worker Safety Training

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is offering $10.5 million in grant funding to support worker health and safety training, the agency announced Friday via press release. Available to community and faith-based organizations, employer...

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  • General Mills to Focus on Cereal, Yogurt Growth in 2018

    General Mills released its financial priorities for the fiscal year of 2018 on July 12 indicating the food company plans to focus on growth in cereal, yogurt, snacks, and natural and organic brands in the months ahead. The firm’s four priorities for growth were listed as increasing global...

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  • SeedTech and DLF Open Seed Processing Plant in Ireland

    Irish seed companies SeedTech and DLF Seeds opened a new 52,000-sq-ft seed processing and distribution facility in Wateford, Ireland on July 6 that will process grass and cereal seed, as well as premium grains, for the food industry, the firms announced in a joint press release. “Today...

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