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  • Cottage Cheese Recalled After Plastic Found in Product

    Food manufacturer The Kraft Heinz Foods Company issued a voluntary recall on November 15 for 9500 cases of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese because the products may contain pieces of metal and red plastic.  A customer contacted Kraft Heinz after they found a piece of red plastic in a cottage...

  • Tyson Foods to Restart Kansas Plant Damaged in Blaze

    American food company Tyson Foods announced Monday that it will reopen the Tyson Fresh Meats beef complex in Holcomb, KS that was heavily damaged in an August 9 fire. The company expects to renew harvest operations at the site during the first week of December and reach full operational status in...

  • LDC Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

    Agribusiness Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) said Monday that Michael Gelchie will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately. In the position, Gelchie will report to the firm’s chief executive officer Ian McIntosh and serve as a member of LCD’s Senior...

  • Lorenz Conveying Products Announces New Partnership

    Lorenz Conveying Products announces its new partnership with Tennant Specs, a full-service sales engineering firm with a focus in dry bulk material handling and processing. Tennant Specs will represent Lorenz in Texas. Since 1971, Lorenz Conveying Products has been a leading manufacturer of...

  • Drying Equipment Damaged in Fire at Ohio Grain Facility

    A fire heavily damaged a grain dryer at the Witmer’s Feed & Grain facility in Damascus, OH last Sunday, the Lisbon Morning Journal reported Tuesday. Officials told the newspaper that the blaze caused $50,000 in damages to the drying equipment and destroyed $5600 worth of corn...

  • Kellogg Co. Dedicates $121M to Expand Pringles Plant

    American food firm The Kellogg Company is committing €110 million, or about $121.8 million, to expand production at its Pringles chip manufacturing plant in the Lodz Special Economic Zone in Poland in response to rising demand for the brand in Europe. “We’re delighted to...

  • Nestle Purina Cuts Ribbon on New $320M Pet Food Plant

    Pet food and pet products manufacturer Nestle Purina PetCare Company held an event on Monday to mark the opening of its new production facility in Hartwell, GA. The site is the first new plant built in the US by Purina in about two decades.  The Swiss-owned company invested $320 million in...

  • HSE Offers Course on Controlling Dust Explosions

    Great Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is offering a course on combustible dust risks to help employers comply with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR). The rules were revised and updated this year....

  • Hemp Drying and Processing Facility Opens in Indiana

    Agricultural services firm Third Wave Farms held an event last Friday to mark the opening of its new hemp drying and processing facility in Kokomo, IN. Third Wave Farms spent $2.5 million to open the site, The Kokomo Tribune reported. The 22,000-sq-ft plant has a daily drying and...

  • Scoular Inaugurates New Grain Elevator in Virginia

    Grain and food ingredients firm The Scoular Company announced the opening of new grain elevator in Richmond, VA on Monday that will expand its ability to export products around the world. Located at the Richmond Marine Terminal, the facility has an unloading capacity of 20,000 bushels/hr...