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  • Proctor & Gamble Names New Chairman, CEO

    Proctor & Gamble appointed a new chairman of the board, president and CEO pending the retirement of chairman, president and CEO A.G. Lafley, the company announced Wednesday. On July 1, David S. Taylor will assume the leadership roles. Lafley held the CEO position from 2000 to 2009, and then...

  • Bayer Partners with Cefetra in Latin America

    Bayer AG announced Tuesday that it formed a three-year partnership with agricultural supply chain management company Cefetra to promote sustainable farming practices and help farmers growing commodity crops obtain sustainable production certifications. The effort, named the Food Chain Partnership...

  • Honeywell Offers New Building Management System

    Honeywell announced a new release of its leading building management system, Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI), in a release Wednesday. The system leverages the connectivity of today’s buildings to help make them strategic assets to organizations. The new features help facility managers...

  • New $8.5 Million Cargill Animal Feed Plant Opens in Vietnam

    On the heels of a historic visit to Vietnam by US President Barack Obama, Cargill announced Monday that its new $8.5 million animal feed facility in Vietnam is open. The facility, located in the Nam Cam Industrial Zone in the Nghe An province, produces feed for livestock and has a capacity of 66,...

  • NFPA Prepares for New Edition of Combustible Dust Standard

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published revision cycle information for its new combustible dust standard NFPA 652 as the organization prepares to issue a new edition of the regulations in 2019. The organization is seeking public input for the first draft of the revised...

  • FDA Issues Voluntary Target Dates to Reduce Salt Intake

    On Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance for the food industry to voluntarily reduce the sodium contents of processed and commercially-prepared food products. The FDA proposed a two-year short-term target to reduce salt intake to 3000 mg per day and a 10-year...

  • Bühler Aeroglide Appoints Director of Product Management

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has appointed Brian Hinkle director of product management.   At Bühler Aeroglide, the voice of the customer is shaping product development as the...

  • Schenck Process Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    Schenck Process LLC has received ISO 9001:2015 certification of its pneumatic conveying and air filtration equipment manufacturing plant located in Sabetha, KS.    “This latest achievement confirms our commitment to a quality process, which is paramount to our goal of providing...

  • OSHA Fines Food Manufacturer $273K for Major Violations

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found an Idaho frozen food manufacturer failed to safeguard employees and was unprepared to respond to a potentially lethal release of 1300 lb of anhydrous ammonia on December 1, 2015. While no one died or...

  • India’s Government to Invest in Food Processing Centers

    The Indian government is establishing a new program to develop small and medium scale food processing developments near areas where growth of specific agricultural products is high, the country’s Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal announced Tuesday, reported the Press Trust of...