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  • PepsiCo Buys Online Snack Food Brand Be & Cheery

    American food and beverage firm PepsiCo is moving to purchase the Chinese online snacks company Hangzhou Haomusi Food Co. Ltd., known as Be & Cheery, for $705 million from Haoxiangni Health Food Co. Ltd., the company said Monday.  “Be & Cheery is highly complementary...

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  • German Firm Buys 15 Consumer Healthcare Brands from GSK

    German pharmaceutical firm Stada AG entered into an agreement to purchase 15 of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) local and regional consumer healthcare brands, expanding its portfolio of OTC products, a company announcement said Monday.  “The brands being acquired, and their...

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  • Cargill Debuts New Plant-Based Protein Products

    American agribusiness Cargill is moving to expand its position in the plant-based protein market with the introduction of new private label plant-based patties and ground products for retail and foodservice customers, the company announced in a release Monday.  The products were...

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  • Air Products Starts Work on New Industrial Gas Hub

    Industrial gases firm Air Products held an event on Monday to mark the beginning of construction on a new Air Products Qudra industrial gases hub “megaproject” in the Jubail Industrial City in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. “The investment we are making in Jubail is a...

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  • OSHA Fines Rail Car Facility $371,276 for Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Dana Rail Care for workplace safety and health hazards at the facility in Wilmington, DE. The company faces $371,276 in penalties. OSHA initiated an inspection of the tank rail car cleaning and...

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  • Tyson Foods Appoints 13th Board Member

    Les R. Baledge, 62, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tyson Foods.   Baledge was executive vice president and general counsel of Tyson Foods from 1999 to 2004. He also practiced corporate and finance law with Kutak Rock and The Rose Law Firm, both located in Little Rock. In...

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  • AMI Releases Program for Chemical Recycling Conference

    AMI, a leading provider of market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry, has released the program for the Chemical Recycling Conference, June 30 – July 1, 2020 at the Marriott Hotel, Hamburg, Germany. Expert speakers from Plastic Energy, BASF, EXPRA, Plastics Europe,...

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  • Perdue Adds $3M Feed Loading System at Georgia Facility

    American food firm Perdue Farms recently upgraded its hatchery, feed mill, and live production office in Forsyth, GA with a new $3.8 million feed loading system that will improve the site’s rail unloading capabilities, a company official told the Monroe County Reporter. The...

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  • Fire Breaks Out at Kellogg Company Facility in Michigan

    Fire crews were called to the Kellogg Company’s W.K. Kellogg Institute in Battle Creek, MI on Thursday morning after a blaze and smoke was reported in a processing area of the facility, according to the Battle Creek Fire Department.   Responding to the alarm at about 7 a.m.,...

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  • Dust-Related Fire Reported at Polaris Plant in Alabama

    A dust-related fire broke out at the Polaris Industries Inc. production facility in Huntsville, AL last Wednesday morning, several local news organizations reported.  Some 1,000 people were forced to evacuate the Greenbrier Parkway facility after the fire started at about 8:45 a.m...

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