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  • FDA Finds Most Foods Comply with Federal Pesticide Levels

    Among the 6069 samples of domestic and imported foods for humans and animals examined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during fiscal year 2017, the agency determined that the “vast majority” were compliant with federal limits on pesticides, according to a new report issued...

  • KIND Healthy Snacks Announces Leadership Team Changes

    American food firm KIND Healthy Snacks recently made several changes in its executive leadership team, including the appointment of a new chief executive officer and the promotion the company’s founder to executive chairman, KIND announced in a release this week.  KIND founder Daniel...

  • Chemical Fire at DHM Adhesives Mill Forces Evacuations

    A chemical fire broke out at the DHM Adhesives mill in Calhoun, GA in the early hours of Friday morning, injuring one person and forcing officials to order partial evacuations for the area, local news organizations reported.  Crews responded to the Wall Street facility at about 1:20 a.m., and...

  • New Nestle Institute to Develop Eco-Friendly Packaging

    A new facility was recently inaugurated by food and beverage firm Nestle in Europe that will work to further the use of environmentally-friendly packaging and reduce plastic waste in packaging, the company announced in a release Thursday.  Located in Vevey, Switzerland, the Nestle Institute...

  • Firm Fined $100K for Fixing Price of Canned Tuna in U.S.

    American food company StarKist Co. was ordered to pay a $100,000 criminal fine for its participation in a price fixing scheme for canned tuna sold in U.S. stores at a sentencing hearing in federal court on Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in a release. The court determined...

  • Tyson Foods Names New Sustainability Leader

    American firm Tyson Foods named John R. Tyson as its new Chief Sustainability Officer to lead the firm’s sustainability strategy and the company’s sustainability, animal welfare, environmental, and social responsibility teams. He will report to the company’s chief executive...

  • Food Ingredient Firm Innophos Reportedly Mulling Sale

    Food ingredient manufacturing firm Innophos Holdings Inc. is examining a potential sale with the help of a financial adviser, unidentified sources told Bloomberg. The company has not yet made a final decision and it may ultimately decide to not proceed with a sale, the sources said in...

  • Utz Moves on Conagra’s DSD Snacks Business

    American snack brand Utz Quality Foods Inc. recently signed a definitive agreement to purchase the direct store delivery (DSD) snacks business – including the brands Snyder of Berlin, Erin’s, Hawaiian Snacks, Tim’s Cascade Snacks, and Husman’s – from Conagra Brands,...

  • Firm Invests $6.7M to Open New Concrete Plant

    Precast concrete supplier Faddis Concrete Products will invest $6.7 million in a new manufacturing facility in Richburg, SC, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. With the opening of the facility, about 60 new jobs will be created. “...

  • ASGCO Forms Agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm and NILOS

    ASGCO “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announced the formation of a tri-lateral distribution, manufacturing and intellectual partnership agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm and NILOS this Wednesday. “The integration of highly precise German engineering from WAGENER and NILOS,...