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  • USDA Study Examines Obesity and Food Availability Link

    As adult obesity rates in the United States tripled from 1970 to 2014, availability and consumption of foods with added sugars and sweeteners and fats and oils increased, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study examining links between America’s obesity crisis and food availability...

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  • Schutte-Buffalo Names Director of Engineering

    Buffalo, NY-based manufacturer of size reduction equipment Schutte-Buffalo announces the promotion of Mark Podgorny to the role of director of engineering.     Podgorny began his career with Buffalo Hammermill Cor. in 1995 as a purchaser and size-reduction test technician. He remained...

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  • New Nestle Purina Pet Food Factory Opens in Brazil

    Nestle opened a new Purina pet food factory in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil on Friday that will “provide new tasty, healthy options for pets and create jobs, while minimizing impact on the environment,” the Swiss company announced by press release. The new facility will produce a...

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  • AIChE, Jenike & Johanson Offer New Course

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is offering a three-day course on the handling of solids and pneumatic conveying in three U.S. cities during 2017. The new course combines two of the organization’s popular offerings, CH032: Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes, and...

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  • Fortress Technology Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Fortress Technology is celebrating 20 years as a leader in the manufacturing of industrial metal detector solutions.   Fortress metal detectors are used within a range of sectors including food, consumer goods, textile, paper, and pharmaceutical. Over the past 20 years, Fortress has...

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  • Markus Haid Named COO of Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations

    Senior-level machinery professional Markus Haid was hired as chief operating officer of Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI), the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s second largest pharmaceutical packaging machinery manufacturer, Maruho Hatsujyo Kogyo (MHK), the company announced Wednesday. Haid, who...

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  • Nestle USA Relocating HQ to Virginia, Moving Other Units

    Nestle S.A.’s American subsidiary, Nestle USA, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Glendale, CA to a site in Rosslyn, VA, just outside of Washington D.C., the company announced Wednesday. 750 jobs will move to the D.C. area as part of the transition slated to begin this year....

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  • Trump Order Delays Effective Date of OSHA Beryllium Rule

    The effective date of a final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium created by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been delayed in response to an executive order by President Donald J. Trump freezing the effective dates of new agency...

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  • Conveyor Operator Death is First Mining Fatality of 2017

    A 43-year-old conveyor belt operator died Jan. 26 after becoming entangled in a moving tandem belt drive roller while underground in a Kentucky coal mine, becoming the first mining fatality in the U.S. in 2017, according to numerous local media outlets and a report by the U.S. Department of Labor...

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  • J.M. Smucker Plans $340M Manufacturing Site in Colorado

    The maker of Smucker’s jam and other food products, J.M. Smucker Company, is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in Longmont, CO to increase production of its Uncrustables frozen sandwich line, the Orrville, OH-based company announced Jan. 31. Plans for the new facility were...

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