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  • NY Firm Recalls Curry Powder for Salmonella

    Maspeth, NY-based New Hoque and Sons Inc. issued a recall on May 21 for 400g plastic bottles of Radhuni brand curry powder after routine sampling by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed Salmonella bacteria in the finished products.  The products, labeled “Radhuni Curry...

  • Haribo to Start Work on New US Plant in September

    Candy maker Haribo is slated to start work on its first North American manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie, WI this September after the company’s plans were conditionally approved this month by community officials. The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission granted conditional approval to...

  • ACC’s Chemical Activity Barometer Dipped by 5.4% in May

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), fell 5.4% in May on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis following a 5.4% decline in April. On a year-over-year (Y/Y) basis, the barometer fell 12.4% in May. The unadjusted May...

  • Clariant to Expand Production of Mild Surfactants

    Specialty chemicals manufacturer Clariant is investing in several facilities in the US and Europe to expand production of the Hostapon SCI brand of isethionates derivatives, a mild surfactant used in personal care products and other applications, the company announced Tuesday.  ...

  • Silo Fire at Bunge Soybean Plant in Alabama

    Crews responded to a Bunge North America plant in Decatur, AL on Friday afternoon after a fire ignited inside of a silo at the facility, several local news organizations reported.  Called to the Market Street NE plant at about 3 p.m., personnel from Decatur Fire and Rescue observed heavy...

  • Over 500 COVID-19 Cases Found at Tyson Plant in NC

    570 workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after Tyson Foods recently tested all of the 2,244 employees at its poultry plant in Wilkesboro, NC, the company announced in a release this week. Most of the infected workers did not exhibit physical symptoms.  “Our team...

  • GEAPS and K-State Announce Courses For June

    Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program.  These online courses run from June 23 – July 28, and registration closes Wed., June 17. Courses cost $700 for ...

  • ACC: “Record Decline” in US Specialty Chemical Markets

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that US specialty chemicals market volumes fell 11.3% in April, accelerating from a 4.0% decline in March and a 0.5% decline in February. Of the 28 specialty chemicals segments ACC monitors, none expanded in April.  On a sequential basis...

  • P&H to Close Grain Elevator in Alberta this July

    Canadian agribusiness Parrish & Heimbecker (P&H) is moving forward on plans to shutter a grain elevator in Medicine Hat, AB this July as it consolidates operations to its Bow Island facility, according to coverage by Medicine Hat News.   The move to the Bow Island site...

  • Worker Dies After Accident at ArcelorMittal Plant

    A worker died Thursday at the ArcelorMittal metal plant in Weirton, WV when they became lodged beneath a coil, several local news organizations reported.  Personnel from the Weirton Fire Department called to the facility at 8:47 a.m. and found the man freed from the coil upon...