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  • Processing Machinery Accident at Cargill Plant Injures Man

    A man was injured while cleaning rollers at a Cargill turkey processing plant in Springdale, AR on Thursday morning, the Springdale Police Department told local news organizations. Cargill spokesperson Mike Martin told Fort Smith, AR CBS News affiliate television station KFSM that the man’s...

  • Koch Foods Poultry Plant Hit with $208K Fine by OSHA

    A Gainesville, GA poultry processing plant owned by Koch Foods received a fine totaling $208,977 by The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the agency uncovered a number of safety violations. “The company failed to protect its employees...

  • Duravant Moves on $175M Acquisition of Key Technology

    Global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider Duravant LLC recently signed a definitive agreement to purchase digital sorting, inspection, conveying, and processing equipment manufacturer Key Technology Inc., a press release issued jointly by the firms Thursday announced. “...

  • Campbell Soup Plans to Cease Manufacturing in Canada

    Moving to increase the operational efficiency of its North American thermal supply chain network, The Campbell Soup Company announced plans Wednesday to shutter its sole manufacturing plant in Canada, shifting production to three U.S. facilities. Campbell said the planned closure of the plant,...

  • ADM Cuts Ribbon on New Research Hub in Singapore

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) held a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the opening of a new 8900-sq-ft research hub in Singapore that will help customers in the region develop new, innovative flavors and ingredients. Located at the Biopolis research hub, ADM’s innovation...

  • New Guidance on FSMA Preventative Controls for Animal Food

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the initial five chapters of new draft guidance to assist animal food facilities in compliance with the Preventative Controls for Animal Food rule, the federal agency announced in a press release Monday. “Guidance for Industry #245:...

  • Kimberly-Clark Looks to Lower Costs by Cutting 5K Jobs

    Personal products maker Kimberly-Clark intends to reduce its workforce by 5000 to 5500 positions, or about 12% to 13% of its present headcount, as part of a global restructuring plan announced by the Dallas, TX-based firm Tuesday. In a press release outlining the Huggies diaper maker’s year-...

  • Chemical Reactor Explosion at Fertilizer Plant Kills 4

    An explosion at the GSP Crop Science Pvt Ltd fertilizer plant in Vadodara, India early Sunday morning killed four people and injured 12 others. “There was a malfunction in the acetate lubricant filter which led to an explosion. There were 25 laborers at the plant when the fire took place....

  • Cargill JV Opens New Corn Milling Plant in Saudi Arabia

    A joint venture between American agribusiness Cargill and Saudi food ingredients firm Arabian Agricultural Services Company (ARASCO) officially inaugurated Monday in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. Supporting food and beverage producers in Gulf Cooperative Countries (GCC), The Middle East Food Solutions...

  • Grain Bin, Conveyor Catch on Fire at Iowa Ethanol Plant

    Firefighters responded to a Denison, IA ethanol plant on Jan. 18 after a grain bin and conveying system caught on fire at the site, local news organizations reported. Some two dozen fire personnel were called to the Andersons Denison Ethanol facility at about 12:34 p.m., remaining on site through...