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  • General Mills to Invest in, Grow Emerging Food Brands

    301 INC, the new business development and venturing unit within General Mills, announced a new strategy focused on building partnerships with emerging food brands to create breakthrough innovation in the food space. Through 301 INC, entrepreneurs and early stage food companies will have access...

  • Female Rats Struggle to Find Their Way in BPA Study

    Despite concerns about bisphenol A (BPA), academic and regulatory scientists have yet to reach a consensus on BPA’s safety. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Toxicology Program (NTP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and independent...

  • GEAPS/K-State Education Program Honored

    The distance education program offered in partnership by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University received the 2015 Celebration of Excellence Award for Innovative Noncredit Program. The award, from the University Professional and Continuing Education...

  • J-Tec Material Handling Established in U.S.

    This year marks the founding of a new business location for J-Tec Material Handling in Houston, a result of the company’s international successes over the last 45 years. Since its acquisition by Katoen Natie in 1999, J-Tec has been experiencing substantial growth in overseas inquiries...

  • Conveyor Safety Video Released by CEMA

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has released a new 13-minute DVD on safety practices staff should use when working around screw conveyors, drag conveyors, and bucket elevators. The 13-minute DVD can be purchased at Cemanet.org and is $20 for non-CEMA members and $10 for...

  • The Future of the Bulk Solids Innovation Center

    Johnselvakumar Lawrence, the new research director at the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center revealed some of the near and long-term plans for the center last week at Powder & Bulk Solids Texas in Houston. Lawrence talked about some of the capabilities of the center, as well...

  • Nine Dead, Two Hurt After Chemical Factory Explosion

    Nine people were killed and two injured after an explosion at a chemical plant in east China Monday morning. The explosion occurred at Tianbao Chemical Industry Company, Ltd, in in Shandong province. The company manufactures powder and emulsion explosives for mining and civil use. The cause of...

  • Stable Third Quarter for U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market

    The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) ended the third quarter on a steady note, rising 0.2 percent on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in September. This followed a downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in August and a weak...

  • Worker Loses Part of Finger, Food Processor Fined $52K

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Calumet City area office cited Koch Foods Inc., doing business at Chicago poultry processing facility Aspen Foods Inc., for one repeated and four serious safety violations. The citations follow an...

  • Smico Ranked in 2015 Inc. 5000

    Smico-Symons Screens has been recognized as the 853rd fastest-growing private company in the U.S. The 2015 Inc. 5000 is the leading national award honoring excellence in entrepreneurial growth. Inc. nominates and ranks the Inc. 5000 winners according to their percentage revenue growth in 2011...