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  • USDA Offers Grants for Food Safety Education

    Small food production and processing companies just got some help to comply with new food safety guidelines that came into effect when the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Grants totaling $4.7 million are now available from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for food safety education,...

  • Monsanto Invests $975 Million in Factory

    Monsanto’s board of directors approved a $975 million capital expenditure to expand dicamba manufacturing at the company’s Luling, LA plant, the company announced in a recent press release. Making the investment in support of Monsanto’s launch of Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System,...

  • Powder Show Conference Preview: Joe Marinelli

    Joseph Marinelli of Solids Handling Technologies Inc. has provided consulting services to the bulk solids handling industry since the 1970s. Through his company, Marinelli evaluates bulk solids flow properties and provides recommendations for bin and feeder design. At this year’s...

  • K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center Offers Course

    Kansas State University’s Bulk Solids Innovation Center is offering a professional development course on the essentials of bulk solids handling this June. Combining classroom instruction with hands-on exercises, the course at the Salina, KS-based center runs from June 7-10, and is geared...

  • Quincy Compressor Makes Acquisition

    Quincy Compressor has acquired Carle Place, NY-based Scales Industrial Technologies, the company announced Friday. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the company said the newly-acquired business will operate as a division of Quincy Compressor LLC. Scales Industrial Technologies, which...

  • Nestle Purina US Names New President

    Nestle Purina PetCare company promoted its chief marketing officer Nina Leigh Krueger to president of Nestle Purina US, the company announced Friday. She will report directly to chief executive officer Joseph R. Sivewright. “Nina Leigh has played a vital role in our Company’s...

  • FDA Approves Folic Acid Fortification in Masa Flour

    Starting this April, manufacturers can voluntarily add up to 0.7 mg of folic acid per pound of corn masa flour following the announcement Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the fortification. A staple of Latin American cuisine, corn masa flour,...

  • Tyson Foods Proposes New Processing Facility

    Tyson Foods Inc. announced Thursday that it is proposing to build a new, 200,000-sq-ft processing facility in Green Forest, AK valued at $136 million. Employees from Tyson presented the new plant concept, which would provide about 85 jobs when operational, to the finance committee of the Carol...

  • IES Name Changed to SonicAire

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) has changed its name to SonicAire, effective immediately. The company says the name change is part of a rebranding initiative designed to clarify its commitment to producing an engineered solution to fugitive...

  • Gericke Establishes US Affiliate

    Swiss powder processing equipment and systems manufacturer Gericke has established an affiliate in the United States, the company announced Friday. Located in Somerset, NJ, Gericke USA, Inc. will serve customers in the US and will help meet increasing demand for its processing equipment. One of...