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  • CP Kelco to Boost LMA Pectin Production Capacity

    Food ingredient solutions firm CP Kelco said Monday that the company plans to increase production capacity for low methoxyl amidated (LMA) pectin at its Lille Skensved, Denmark plant as global demand for the product increases. Slated to be completed in 2020, the project will increase the firm...

  • Keurig Dr. Pepper Plans New $200M Plant and Warehouse

    American beverages manufacturer and distributor Keurig Dr. Pepper (KDP) is investing about $200 million to open a new production and warehouse facility in Allentown, PA that will expand the company’s capacity and footprint in the northeastern U.S., the firm announced in a release Monday....

  • Henkel Cuts Ribbon on New Dry Mixes Plant

    German adhesives and materials firm Henkel recently held a ribbon cutting event to mark the opening of its sixth dry mixes plant in Tosno, Russia, a company press release announced September 11. Investing €10 million (about $10.9 million) in the project, Henkel said the facility will help...

  • DSM Considers Move on DuPont’s Nutrition Business

    Dutch health, nutrition, and materials firm Royal DSM is one of several companies considering a purchase of the nutrition and bioscience business of DuPont, several unnamed sources told Bloomberg in a report published Monday. DuPont is examining a potential sale or spinoff of the...

  • 1 Injured in Fire at Cargill Protein Processing Plant

    Firefighters were called to the Cargill protein processing plant in Dodge City, KS on Friday after a fire ignited in the plant’s ventilation system, according to area fire departments and local media. One person was transported to a hospital for smoke inhalation.  “Fire...

  • Nestlé Accelerates Climate Change Action, Commits to Zero Net Emissions by 2050

    Nestlé announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 34.7°F (1.5°C). Ahead of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this month, Nestl...

  • Maple Leaf Foods Names Senior VP of Marketing and Innovation

    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. named Casey Richards senior vice-president of marketing and innovation. Richards will assume overall marketing leadership for Maple Leaf's family of brands and will lead the company's innovation efforts, while continuing to oversee the pastry business....

  • Crews Respond to Chemical Reaction at Cosmetics Plant

    Firefighters and a HAZMAT team responded to the Oxygen Development cosmetics plant in Palm Springs, FL on Friday after two chemicals “reacted violently” after they were mixed, local news organizations reported. Crews were dispatched to the South Congress Avenue site at about 1 p.m.,...

  • Bunge Acquires Stake in Agricultural Inputs Reseller

    Agribusiness Bunge entered into an agreement to acquire 30% of Agrofel Grãos e Insumos, a agricultural inputs reseller based in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, enabling the American company to expand its grain origination presence in the South American country, the firm announced in a release...

  • Stevanato Group Offers Seminars on Drug Delivery Systems

    Italy-based provider of primary glass packaging, engineering systems, specialty plastics and delivery devices Stevanato Group will host two one-day seminars discussing the latest developments in drug delivery systems. Scheduled for October 15 in Newark, NJ and October 17 in Chicago,...