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  • American Chemistry Council Names New President and CEO

    Chemical industry trade association The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced Tuesday that Christopher L. Jahn was named as the organization’s new chief executive officer and president. Currently serving as president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), Jahn’s role...

  • $100M Hommus Plant to Open in Massachusetts this August

    Hommus manufacturer Cedar’s Foods plans to open its new, $100 million production plant in Ward Hill, MA this August, doubling the firm’s production capacity to 208 million lb of hommus and other Medeterranean foods, the company announced in a release Monday.  Under construction...

  • Mars Marks 40th Anniversary of Dry Pet Food Plant

    Pet food maker Mars Petcare recently marked the 40th anniversary of the opening of its Mattoon, IL plant, the largest production facility for dry pet food and treats in the company’s North American footprint. Opened in June 1979, a number of dry pet food brands are produced at the plant,...

  • CSB Issues Report on Chemical Release at DuPont Plant

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued its final investigation report on a release of methyl mercaptan at DuPont’s LaPorte, TX plant in 2014 that left four workers dead at a public business meeting this Tuesday.  “Our investigation revealed a long chain of failures which...

  • Lamb Weston Wraps Up $250M Expansion at Oregon Plant

    Frozen potato and vegetable products supplier Lamb Weston held an event on June 13 to mark the completion of a $250 million expansion project at its Hermiston, OR facility, the company announced in a recent release.  “This expansion allows us to meet the growing global demand for French...

  • Evonik, Perdue AgriBusiness to Market Probiotic Product

    Specialty chemicals maker Evonik and American firm Perdue AgriBusiness will work together to market GutCare brand probiotics in the U.S. to support the gut health of poultry and other monogastric animals, a company release announced Monday.  “This cooperative relationship will allow us...

  • Ardent Mills Sheds Ontario Mix Facility to Dawn Foods

    Flour milling and ingredient firm Ardent Mills completed the sale of its Burlington, ON mix facility and its sweet goods business in Canada to bakery ingredients manufacturer Dawn Food Products Inc. on June 21, the companies announced in separate press releases on Monday.  “The...

  • Cargill Teams Up with French Firm on Insect-Based Feed

    American agribusiness Cargill and French firm InnovaFeed recently formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on a new varieties of animal feed that contain insect protein, the companies announced in a joint press release Monday. InnovaFeed and Cargill will initially team up to market a new fish...

  • Amy’s Kitchen Starts Work on New Frozen Food Plant in NY

    Organic food products maker Amy’s Kitchen held an event last week to break ground on its new, 389,000-sq-ft frozen food manufacturing plant in Goshen, NY, according to an announcement by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Along with the company’s investment of $95 million into the...

  • Denali Ingredients to Open Production Plant in Wisconsin

    Food ingredients manufacturer Denali Ingredients plans to open a new production facility in New Berlin, WI to add capacity for baked inclusions products, including brownie and cheesecake pieces used in ice cream, the company announced in a release last Friday.  The 98,000-sq-ft facility will...