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  • Tyson Foods to Acquire Meat Firm AdvancePierre Foods

    Tyson Foods entered into a definitive merger agreement with Cincinnati, OH-based producer of pre-portioned, ready-to-cook and fully cooked meat products AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. that will strengthen the company’s position in the prepared foods segment, Tyson announced in a press...

  • Ohio Pack to Build $25.4M Food Packaging Materials Plant

    A producer of raw material for flexible packaging used in the food industry, Ohio Pack LLC, plans to build a new, $25.4M blown plastic film manufacturing plant in Heath, OH, the economic development organization of the Columbus, OH region, Columbus 2020, announced via press release Monday. “...

  • Nestlé to Cut 300 Jobs with Proposed Factory Changes

    Nestlé UK is informing employees of proposals to make some changes to the factory operations within its UK confectionery business. These proposals span four different sites: York, Fawdon, Halifax, and Girvan, and may result in a reduction of 298 roles, predominantly at York and Fawdon,...

  • Noodle Maker Fined $38K after Machine Claims Man’s Fingers

    The producer of the UK’s Lion Brand Noodles, SCLA Ltd., was fined about $38,358, or £30,000, by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court for its role in a Dec. 17, 2015 incident that left a worker with “life changing hand injuries” while working with machinery, the UK’...

  • Bacon Firm Fined $468K After Man’s Hand Crushed in Machine

    UK bacon products manufacturer Beckett’s Foods Ltd was fined about $468,819, or £366,666 by the Coventry Magistrates’ Court after a worker’s hand was crushed in a meat separating machine, the UK’s government agency for occupational safety, the Health and Safety...

  • BHP to Invest $204M in Coal Operation Conveyor System

    Melbourne, Australia-based metals, mining, and petroleum firm BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) plans to invest $204 million to install a 11km overland conveyor system in Australia to move coal from its Peak Downs Mine to the firm’s Caval Ridge Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP), the...

  • 50% of Hershey’s Products Will Be 200 Calories or Less by 2022

    In a bid to increase transparency and consumer choices, American confectionery maker Hershey Company committed to making half of its individually-wrapped standard- and king-sized products 200 calories or less by 2022, the Hershey, PA company announced by press release April 21. The firm also plans...

  • US Foods to Acquire CA-Based Meat Products Manufacturer

    Leading U.S. foodservice distributor US Foods plans to acquire Hawthorne, CA-based FirstClass Foods, a custom meat processor and provider of portion control cuts of beef, pork, lamb, veal, poultry, seafood, and specialty products, US Foods announced by press release on Monday. Terms of the...

  • Tyson Foods Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

    Tyson Foods Inc. has appointed Justin Whitmore to the newly-created role of chief sustainability officer. This follows Tyson’s recent introduction of a new purpose and strategy that place sustainability at the center of the company’s future plans. The appointment is effective May 1...

  • Hi-Vac Corporation Hires Western Territory Sales Manager

    Marietta, OH-based Hi-Vac Corporation, manufacturers of Hi-Vac Industrial Vacuum Systems, has hired Dennis Zorn as the new Western Territory Sales Manager. Zorn brings over thirty years of experience to Hi-Vac, including many years of experience specifically with industrial vacuum systems, bulk...