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  • Hopper Eyed as Cause of Fire at Spice Plant

    A combustible dust explosion in a grinding hopper is thought to be the cause of a fire that broke out at a spice manufacturing plant in Reno, NV on Tuesday morning. The fire started at about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday when oregano ignited in a hopper at High Quality Organics on Moya Boulevard near Reno...

  • Honeywell Names New President and COO

    Honeywell International named its first president and chief operating officer on Monday, leading some observers to conclude that the industrial conglomerate is preparing to fill the role of its current chairman and CEO. The Morristown, NJ-based company appointed Darius Adamczyk, an eight-year...

  • FDA Releases Final Rule to Ensure Food Safety During Transport

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent food contamination during transportation. The rule will require those involved in transporting human and animal food by motor or rail...

  • Tenova Completes Sale of Bateman Projects to SGS

    Tenova announces the successful demerger of its EPCM business operations known as Bateman Projects, based in South Africa. As communicated in October 2015, the Swiss-based SGS acquired these assets from Tenova. Tenova will further develop its activities in the mining and minerals industry by...

  • USDA Announces Record Growth for US Organic Operations

    The number of certified organic operations in the United States increased by about 12% from 2014 to 2015, representing the highest rate of growth since 2008, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday.  Since the USDA's count of the organic sector began in 2002, the number...

  • Pallmann Announces Three New Appointments

    The Pallmann Group, a producer of size reduction technology, announced three new appointments today, linking the new hires to growing business in North and South America. Mauro Gama, who has served as Pallmann’s chief financial officer since January 2014, was appointed managing director for...

  • Horizon Systems and Process Systems Announce Merger

    Horizon Systems Inc., an engineering and manufacturing company that designs material handling and automated transfer solutions for food, pet food, plastics, and chemical manufacturers, has merged with Process Systems Inc. (PSI), a national leader in design and installation of automated systems for...

  • Powder Show Less Than Four Weeks Away

    The 2016 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (Powder Show) , May 3-5, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, is only four weeks away. This year’s event is the 40th anniversary of the inaugural Powder Show in 1976. The exhibition hall will feature...

  • USDA Announces $90 Million in Grants

    The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that more than $90 million in grants are available to bolster local and regional food systems, provide support to food-producing farmers, and encourage new market opportunities.  "Over the past seven years, USDA has strengthened...

  • OSHA Fines Purina Feed Mill $40K

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita Area Office cited Land O Lakes Purina Feed LLC for three serious, one repeat serious, and one repeat other than serious violations. The citations are the result of an October 2015 OSHA investigation at...