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  • EPA Modifies Obama-Era Risk Management Program Rules

    A series of changes to Risk Management Program (RMP) rules were issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week that are intended to remove “burdensome, costly, unnecessary” amendments and improves security at chemical and petroleum plants.  The new Risk...

  • Honeywell UOP Supplies Technology to PDH Plant in Texas

    Process technology and solutions firm Honeywell UOP is supplying its C3 Oleflex technology to Enterprise Products Partners LP for use in the firm’s propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Mont Belvieu, TX.  Under the arrangement, Honeywell UOP will provide Oleflex technology licensing to...

  • Mondelez Issues Recall for Cheese Nips in US

    Food firm Mondelez Global issued a voluntary recall for a small quantity of Nabisco Cheese Nips products because they are potentially contaminated with small pieces of plastic, the company said this week in an announcement posted to the website of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  A...

  • Lilly to Expand Manufacturing Footprint in Indiana

    Health care and pharmaceuticals firm Eli Lilly and Company revealed Wednesday that it will dedicate $400 million to expanding its manufacturing facilities at the Lilly Technology Center campus in Indianapolis, IN.  The company will use the funds to make improvements to its existing insulin...

  • General Mills Achieves Sodium Reduction Commitment

    General Mills reports it has achieved its public goal to reduce sodium by 20% across all 10 key U.S. product categories.    In an update to its 2015 voluntary sodium reduction announcement, General Mills reported that the three remaining key categories – Mexican dinners,...

  • Mislabeled Powder Causes Chemical Incident at NH Plant

    Officials said a mislabeled package of white powder caused a chemical incident Tuesday at the Spraying Systems Co. production plant in Merrimack, NH. Several local news organizations reported that 13 people were sent to the hospital and 53 others received treatment on scene after being exposed to...

  • Agribusiness ADM Opens Advanced Livestock Feed Facility

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) celebrated the opening of a new advanced production plant in Hoa Mac, Vietnam this week that will produce feed for swine, poultry, and rabbits, the company announced Tuesday.  “The livestock market in Asia is growing rapidly,...

  • Grain Dryer Fire at Minnesota Elevator

    A grain dryer malfunction is thought to be the cause of a fire that broke out Monday evening at the Millville Feed grain elevator in Millville, MN, according to a report by the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Workers at the site managed to douse the flames before firefighters arrived at the Division...

  • Fazer Commits $33M to Expand Oat Milling Capabilities

    Finnish food firm Fazer Group announced Wednesday that it is investing €30 million (about $33.2 million) to double its oat milling capacity. The company said the project will help it to meet increased global demand for oats and further its efforts to become the foremost producer...

  • Ferrero Cuts Ribbon on New US Distribution Center

    Confectionery manufacturer Ferrero held an event this week to mark the opening of its new 750,000-sq-ft distribution facility in Jonestown, PA to support the rollout of new products and brands in North America, the company announced in a release Tuesday. “The new Jonestown distribution...