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  • Tips on Managing Salmonella in Dry Foods

    With several high-profile recalls of dry foods and ingredients for Salmonella contamination occurring within the last month, the increased visibility of this food safety issue may leave some food processors wondering how to prevent similar incidents from occurring in their operations....

  • ADM Acquires 2 Oilseeds Processing Facilities in Brazil

    Moving to grow its foothold in Brazil’s meal and bottled oil markets, American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced plans Thursday to acquire two oilseeds processing plants in the South American country from Algar Agro.  Located in the state of Minas Gerais, the...

  • Hormel Sheds Pork Processing Plant to WholeStone Farms

    American food company Hormel plans to sell a Nebraska plant that produces SPAM products to the farmer-owned firm WholeStone Farms, the firms announced in a press release Thursday. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.   “The Fremont facility has been an important...

  • GSK to Close Skin Products Plant in Ireland, Cut 165 Jobs

    UK-based drug maker GlaxoSmithKline plc plans to close its Stiefel Laboratories manufacturing plant for skin healthcare products in Sligo, Ireland by 2021 due to waning demand, Irish news organizations reported. 165 jobs will be impacted by the firm’s decision.  “Demand...

  • Plastics Firm Pexco Acquires Profile Extruder CEI

    Custom industrial extrusion company Pexco recently acquired Custom Extrusion Inc. (CEI), a Massachusetts-based profile extruder with two plants in Sheffield, MA and Asheboro, NC, a press release announced Tuesday. “We are delighted to welcome Custom Extrusion Inc. to the Pexco...

  • ADM Buys UK-Based Probiotic Supplement Maker for $234M

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently completed its acquisition of Probiotics International Ltd., a UK-based manufacturer of natural healthcare products and probiotic supplements used by humans, pets and production animals, the firm announced in a press release Wednesday....

  • Researchers Find Glyphosate in U.S. Cereal Products

    New research published by non-profit organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 43 out of 45 brands of conventional breakfast cereal, oatmeal, and snack bars sold in the U.S. tested positive for glyphosate, a chemical used in the weed killer Roundup that has been linked to cancer....

  • Co-op to Open $20M Hazelnut Processing Plant in Oregon

    Agricultural cooperative Hazelnut Growers of Oregon(HGO) plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday to mark the opening of its new hazelnut processing plant in Donald, OR, several trade and local news organizations reported.  Investing some $20 million to upgrade the existing...

  • Koch Foods to Invest $80M in Alabama Factory Expansion

    Chicken processor Koch Foods Inc. intends to invest $80 million in an expansion project at its Gadsden, AL production plant that will add on another production line and create some 200 new jobs, local news organizations reported Tuesday. Officials in Gadsden approved Koch Foods’...

  • Ammonia Leak at Otis Spunkmeyer Plant Sends 6 to Hospital

    Six workers were hospitalized with after an ammonia leak at the Otis Spunkmeyer plant in West Columbia, SC on Aug. 11, local reports said.  The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. during maintenance work on a line, Lexington County Fire Services told television news station WLTX....