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  • OSHA Fines Ingredients Firm $300K After Hand Amputation

    A Wolcott, NY food ingredients firm was cited by the The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for a number of safety hazards were uncovered by July 2017 agency inspection, the Labor Dept. said Wednesday in a press release. The firm, Marshall...

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  • Cargill Opens First Manufacturing Plant for Fish Feed in India

    American agribusiness Cargill opened the first manufacturing plant for fish feed in India on Wednesday, expanding access to feed for fish farmers in the country. “India presents great opportunities for Cargill and plays an important part in our aqua nutrition growth strategy in Asia,”...

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  • Global Feed Production Topped 1 Billion MT in 2017

    A new report by American animal nutrition and feed firm Alltech estimates that global production of animal feed in 2017 topped more than 1 billion MT for the second year in a row as an increase consumption of meat, dairy products, and eggs drives growth in the industry. Fielding data from 144...

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  • City OKs $10M Settlement for West Fertilizer Explosion

    The city council of West, TX agreed upon a $10.4 million settlement from several companies involved in a 2013 explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant that left 15 dead and injured several hundreds of others. El Dorado Chemical Company, CF Industries, Adair Grain Inc., and International Chemical...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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. “...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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:...

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