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  • USDA Updates FoodKeeper App for Safety Recall Information

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced updates to its FoodKeeper app on Tuesday, allowing users to select an option that automatically sends notifications of new food safety recalls issued by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug...

  • Vulcan Materials Moves to Acquire Polaris Materials

    Construction aggregates producer Vulcan Materials Company announced Monday that a definitive agreement was reached to acquire British Columbia-based aggregates and logistics firm Polaris Materials Company, positioning the company to increase its foothold along the West Coast.   “With...

  • Bunting Magnetics Names Voorhees Product Manager, Metal Detection Line

    Bunting Magnetics Co. announces the appointment of Barry Voorhees as its product manager over metal detection. Voorhees will manage the growth and profitability of the company’s line of metal detection products by supporting the company’s sales team, identifying new markets and...

  • ExxonMobil Closes Purchase of Jurong Aromatics Plant

    Houston, TX-based ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced Sunday that its acquisition of one of the world’s largest aromatics plants closed. Initially announced in May, the plant on Jurong Island in Singapore was purchased from the Jurong Aromatics Corporation. The Jurong plant is located...

  • CSB Issues Safety Alert for Post-Harvey Plant Restarts

    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued a safety alert Monday for oil and chemical facilities impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, suggesting that firms act with caution as they start up plants idled during the storm. “We urge facilities to...

  • OSHA Changes Policies on Workplace Fatality Data

    America’s federal workplace safety watchdog may disclose fewer details on worker fatalities following a series of changes that shifts the way the agency handles data on the incidents. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) erased information...

  • Grain Elevator Destroyed by Fire in Saskatchewan

    A grain elevator in Tramping Lake, SK was destroyed in a blaze that broke out Saturday afternoon. Three area fire departments responded to the elevator at about 1 p.m. Saturday. Some crews remained on site extinguishing flames until about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. “Within 90 [minutes], it was a...

  • LEAF Brands Eyes Purchase of Nestle US Confectionery Unit

    Newport Beach, CA-based sweets maker LEAF Brands LLC plans to offer a bid to purchase Nestle SA’s U.S. confectionery business, a move that could place the producer of legacy candy brands in competition with larger firms like Hershey and Mars Inc. “We’re obviously the small guy,...

  • Employees Help Contain Dust Fire at Woodworking Facility

    Employees at the Modern Industries woodworking facility in Providence, RI were praised by a local fire official for acting quickly to prevent the spread of a fire that broke out in the site’s dust collection ducts on Aug. 23, the Providence Journal reported. A machine spark at about 8 a.m....

  • Vantage Foods Plans New $14M Seafood Processing Line

    Ontario announced its intention to provide funding totaling CN$1.5 million to Canadian firm Vantage Foods as the company kicks off a CN$18 million (about $14 million USD) expansion project to install a new seafood line and boost red meat production at its Belleville, ON plant, a press release from...