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  • Evonik and Beiersdorf to Produce Care Products from CO2

    German specialty chemicals manufacturer Evonik and skincare products firm Beiersdorf AG are teaming up to create new care products raw materials made from carbon dioxide (CO2), the companies announced in a release Tuesday. Under the research partnership agreement, the firms will...

  • New Ingredient Manufacturing Plant Planned in Illinois

    Rice-based functional ingredients supplier RIBUS Inc. and plant-based proteins and ingredients maker Innovative Proteins USA purchased a manufacturing plant in Illinois in late April from J. Rettenmaier USA LP that will manufacture ingredients for the food and dietary supplement...

  • “Process Upset” Causes Dryer Fire at BC Pellet Plant

    Emergency personnel responded to the Pinnacle Renewable Energy pellet plant in Lavington, BC during the early hours of Monday morning after an explosion and a large fire were reported at the facility, according to local news coverage. “At approximately 3 a.m. Monday, May 11th,...

  • Food Plant Cited by Oregon OSHA for COVID-19 Violation

    A food processing plant in Oregon was cited by the state’s occupational safety agency after an inspection determined that the company failed to use physical distancing measures in the facility to protect workers from COVID-19 infection. Oregon OSHA announced Monday that National Frozen...

  • COVID-19 Infects Some 200 US Food Safety Inspectors

    About 200 inspectors from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have contracted COVID-19 and over 100 are self-quarantining due to possible exposure to the virus, the USDA said in a recent statement.  As of May 5, 197 FSIS inspectors have...

  • Tyson, Axiom Partner on Worker Health During Pandemic

    American food manufacturer Tyson Foods recently formed a new partnership with occupational health services and incident case manager Axiom Medical that will offer support to Tyson workers through the duration of the pandemic. Under the arrangement, Axiom will provide Tyson employees with...

  • Bunting-Elk Grove Village Stays Strong During Pandemic

    Despite the many economic interruptions that COVID-19 has caused, Bunting-Elk Grove Village’s online retail website, BuyMagnets.com, has been able to stay strong and maintain business as usual. The company’s diverse supply chain has allowed it to keep its numerous varieties of magnets...

  • Fire Breaks Out in Steam Cracker at Borealis Plant

    A blaze ignited in a steam cracker at the Borealis production plant in Stenungsund, Sweden on Saturday, prompting a response from a local fire brigade, the manufacturer of polyolefins, chemicals, and fertilizer products announced Sunday.  The fire started in a compressor in the...

  • Explosion, Fire Reported at Asphalt Plant in Kentucky

    A heater exploded and caught fire at The Allen Company asphalt plant in Berea, KY on Sunday evening, several local news organizations reported.  Crews were called to the facility at about 6:21 p.m. Upon arrival, fire personnel determined that an old heater was involved in the...

  • New Program Prepares Students to Work in Food Processing Industry

    Delta College will soon offer a new program in Food Processing, Technology and Safety in partnership with Michigan State University’s Institute of Agriculture Technology (IAT). The program, which will be offered beginning in fall 2020, was created to address the growing need for skilled...