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  • FDA Issues Statement on Whey Powder-Related Recalls

    After several voluntary recalls were issued in recent days for food products possibly tainted with Salmonella, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb M.D. issued a statement Tuesday offering details on the agency’s efforts with the impacted companies to...

  • Firefighters Respond to Blaze at Missouri Pet Food Plant

    Crews responded to a Joplin, MO pet food manufacturing plant early Tuesday morning after an oven used to produce dog biscuits at the facility caught on fire, the Joplin Fire Department said in a news release.  Receiving a report of a fire on the roof of the Hampshire Pet Products facility at...

  • Pfizer to Build $465M Pharmaceutical Plant in U.S.

    American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer debuted plans to build one of the most advanced sterile injectable pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in the world on Tuesday as the drug maker looks to meet rising global demand for sterile injectable, liquids, and semi-solid medicine products....

  • Key Technology Names New Regional Manager for Mexico

    Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, recently appointed Agustin Alcantara Rosales as its Regional Sales Manager for Mexico. Alcantara is responsible for bringing Key’s high performance digital sorters, vibratory conveying solutions and other automation...

  • Mondelez Recalls Ritz Products Due to Salmonella Risk

    Food company Mondelez Global LLC issued a voluntary recall of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. and several of its territories amid concerns that the snacks contain whey powder that may be tainted with Salmonella, the company announced in a July 21 press release....

  • USDA Adds Members to Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 12 members to serve on the Federal Grain Inspection Service’s (FGIS) Grain Inspection Advisory Committee beginning July 1, 2018 in a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday. Members...

  • Nol-Tec Systems Names Todd Larson as New President, CEO

    Pneumatic conveying systems provider and engineering firm Nol-Tec Systems Inc. (NTS) recently announced that Todd Larson was named as its new president and chief executive officer as Mike Weyandt prepares to step down from the Lino Lakes, MN company’s top post, a July 9 press release...

  • Praxair Begins Operations at New Air Separation Plants

    Industrial gas firm Praxair Inc. recently commenced operations at its two new air separation facilities in China, the Danbury, CT-based firm announced in a press release Monday. Supplying the China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), the new plants each have capacities totaling 2400 tn...

  • Canada Implements New Grain Dust and Flour Dust OELs

    The Canadian government recently implemented changes to the country’s occupational health and safety regulations that adjusts the Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) for grain dust and flour dust in operations that officials said will improve the well-being of workers.  On July 11,...

  • Fire at ADM Corn Wet Mill Forces Evacuation of Workers

    A fire broke out Monday morning at the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) corn wet mill in Decatur, IL, prompting the evacuation of workers present at the site, local news organizations reported.  Several crews responded to the ADM facility at about 8:15 a.m. and had the flames under control by 10...