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Candy Maker Fined $201K and Other Food Industry News

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Powder & Bulk Solids highlights recent food and beverage manufacturing news you may have missed.

Confectionery products manufacturer Ferrara Candy Co. was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for machine-related hazards at its Bellwood, IL facility. The agency announced that a safety inspection of the Illinois site revealed amputation hazards because the company failed to implement energy control procedures like lockout/tagout when workers cleared jams and performed service on equipment.

OSHA received a complaint of unsafe working conditions at Ferrara’s Bellwood plant on April 4. The workplace safety regulator issued one repeat violation and four serious safety violations, as well as a proposed fine of $201,379.

Click further to read some other developments in the food and beverage industry that captured headlines over the last week.

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