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  • NSF Int’l, IDMA Offer Pharmaceutical QM Course in India

    Global public health and safety organization NSF International and the Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA) are partnering to offer a five-module pharmaceutical quality management (PQM) program in Bangalore, India. Starting in September 2017, the Advanced Program in Pharmaceutical Quality...

  • ADM and UI to Explore New Pet Food Ingredients

    Agricultural processor and food ingredient provider Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and the University of Illinois (UI) Department of Animal Sciences formed a collaboration to develop alternative pet food ingredients, the Decatur, IL-based company announced Thursday. Dr. Maria R. Cattai de Godoy,...

  • Firefighters Free Injured Man Trapped in Gravel Hopper

    Firefighters worked for about two hours on Thursday to free a man trapped in an aggregate hopper at the Inland Concrete facility in northwest Calgary, AB, GlobalNews.ca reported. The man in his late 20s was freed and transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. It is unclear how the...

  • December Conveying Equipment Orders Soar

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its December 2016 booked orders increased 10.2% when compared to December 2015 orders. When compared to November 2016, December 2016 booked orders were up 49.8%. December booked orders were up 26.6% for Bulk Handling...

  • Clemson University Offers FDA-Approved FSMA Workshop

    As compliance dates for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) near, Clemson University is offering to assist farmers and food processing plants comply with the new regulations, the West Columbia, SC institution announced Thursday. “The Food Safety...

  • Kellogg May Cut 1000 Jobs Under New Distribution Plan

    In the wake of an announcement by Kellogg Co. issued Wednesday outlining plans to close the food company’s direct store delivery (DSD) network of 39 distribution centers, the Battle Creek [MI] Enquirer reported Thursday that some 1,170 jobs may be cut as a result. Kellogg Co. said it will...

  • Firm Fined $53K for Worker Conveyor Belt Injury

    After it was found guilty of violating workplace health and safety regulations, a Mississauga, ON logistics firm faces CN$70,000, or about $53,389 USD, in fines for its role in a 2012 incident where a worker was seriously injured by a moving conveyor belt at its Mississauga facility, the provincial...

  • Explosion at LA Paper Mill Kills 3, Injures 7 Others

    An explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America paper mill DeRidder, LA on Wednesday morning killed three workers and injured seven others, numerous local media organizations reported. “At approximately 11:10 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 8th, there was an explosion at our DeRidder, LA...

  • GE Plans to Hire 5000 More Female STEM Workers by 2020

    General Electric (GE) announced a plan to hire 5000 women in STEM roles by 2020 on Wednesday as the Boston-headquartered company published a white paper pointing out threats to manufacturing and technology in the coming years if more women do not enter STEM-related jobs. “Technology and...

  • Firm Admits Regulatory Lapses in 2014 Grain Silo Death Case

    Larchwood Foods at Hall Farm pled guilty to one charge of breaching safety and health regulations in a hearing at a U.K. court over the 2014 grain engulfment death of a worker, the Eastern Daily Press of Norwich, England reported Feb. 8. 21-year-old Arthur Mason, a university student who was...