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  • Chocolate Maker Ferrero Opens Innovation Center in Asia

    Italian chocolate and confectionery firm Ferrero recently opened its first innovation center in Asia to further advances in new raw materials and product research and development, health and nutrition, consumer insights and forecasting, the company announced Wednesday. Located in Singapore, the...

  • Chemical Firm Fined $171K for Role in Uncontrolled Fire

    Chemical maker Vertellus Specialties UK Limited was ordered by the Teesside Crown’s Court on June 12 to pay a fine totaling £135,000, or about $171,800 USD, after an “uncontrolled fire” in May 2014, the occupational safety regulator of Great Britain, Health and Safety...

  • Mondelez International Inaugurates R&D Center in Poland

    Global food, confectionery and beverage firm Mondelez International held an inauguration ceremony marking the opening of its newest research and development technical center in Wroclaw, Poland on June 7. Part of a $65 million investment in nine R&D hubs around the world, the Wroclaw location...

  • Dow to Launch GMO Corn Variety in North America

    Following a decision by the Chinese government to allow the importation of grain produced from a new Dow Chemical Company-designed variety of genetically modified (GMO) corn, Enlist, the Midland, MI-based firm plans to introduce the corn variety to U.S. and Canadian growers for the 2018 season....

  • Kraft Heinz Rebrands Food Ingredients Business

    Following the consolidation of two food ingredient product portfolios and recent product additions, The Kraft Heinz Company is rebranding its Kraft Food Ingredients business as Kraft Heinz Ingredients, a press release announced Wednesday. The move signifies “a new chapter for the company as...

  • ADM to Expand Peanut Flour Production in Georgia

    Archer Daniels Midland subsidiary Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts plans to invest in the expansion of its Blakely, GA production plant to boost capacity and purchase new quality control and cold storage technology, the American agribusiness announced Wednesday. “The demand for plant-based...

  • USDA Finalizes Protocol for U.S. Beef Exports to China

    The details of conditions American cattle producers must comply with to commercially export U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003 were finalized by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Chinese government, the federal agency announced Monday....

  • INEOS Plans $2B Expansion of Chemical Processing in Europe

    Chemical product manufacturer INEOS announced plans Monday to revamp its chemical processing capacity in Europe through a $2 billion investment that will include the construction of a new plant and upgrades to existing facilities. The Rolle, Switzerland-based company intends to built a new Propane...

  • Instrument Maker FRITSCH Int’l Creates New U.S. Subsidiary

    Manufacturer of particle sizing and sample preparation instruments FRITSCH International recently opened a new U.S. subsidiary, FRITSCH Milling and Sizing Inc., headquartered in Carrboro, NC. “For a long time we have been serving customers in the USA, but in order to meet the demands of our...

  • Honeywell Moves to Acquire Industrial Cyber Security Firm

    Honeywell entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nextnine, a provider of industrial cyber security solutions, to expand the multinational’s offerings of cyber security technologies and increase the number of customers using Honeywell’s Connected Plant platform, the Morris Plains...