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Fire at Pet Food Plant and Other Food Industry News

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

A blaze ignited in a piece of equipment early Tuesday morning at the J.M. Smucker-owned Ainsworth Pet Nutrition manufacturing facility in Vernon Township, PA, according to a report in the Meadville Tribune

The fire started in steel pipes attached to a piece of milling equipment. A local fire official told the newspaper that product clogged the pipes and overheated, sparking the flames. No injuries occurred during the incident and workers safely evacuated the facility, a J.M. Smucker spokesperson said in a statement to the Tribune. About 250 workers are employed there.

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

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