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  • Survey Finds Pig Diets Influence Purchases by Millennials

    Amid public criticism following recent news reports that Skittles are being used as an ingredient in feed for production animals, Cargill released the findings of a survey Tuesday showing that the diet of pigs is a significant influence on the pork purchasing decisions of millennials. The...

  • Man Falls to Death in Hopper During Fertilizer Unloading

    A 50-year-old worker died Wednesday morning after he fell into a covered hopper railcar during an attempt to clear a jam and was buried by granular fertilizer, several local media sources reported. Workers from Crop Productions Services were unloading fertilizer with a chute from a covered hopper...

  • BASF Offers Crop Protection Solutions for Rice in India

    German chemical company BASF held an event in Hyderabad, India on Wednesday to launch its crop protection solutions for rice in India, one of the largest producers of the grain in the world, the company announced. “Our aim is to help India’s rice growers to realize their full potential...

  • AkzoNobel Plans $10M Expansion of Tennessee Facility

    Paint, coatings, and specialty chemicals manufacturer AkzoNobel is expanding production and adding about 70 staff positions at its Nashville, TN facility, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced Tuesday. The facility is part of the company’s Performance...

  • Matcon Appoints Pharmaceutical Business Line Director

    Richard Lockwood has been appointed as the new pharmaceutical business line director at Matcon, taking over from Shaun Baker who leaves the company after eight years of service. In his previous role within the sales team, Lockwood worked tirelessly to create successful markets for Matcon in...

  • Kraft Heinz and Oprah Winfrey Announce Joint Venture

    The Kraft Heinz Co. and Oprah Winfrey announce a joint venture, Mealtime Stories LLC, whose mission is to create a new line of food that will make real, nutritious products more accessible to everyone. The initial offering will be ready to eat refrigerated products across multiple categories...

  • World Feed Production Exceeds 1 Billion MT for First Time

    More than 1 billion MT of animal feed was produced globally in 2016, a record amount of production for a single year, according to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey released on Wednesday. The record figure represents a 3.7% increase in production from the previous year, and a 19% jump since the...

  • General Mills to Close Pillsbury Plant in Ontario

    General Mills is planning to close a Pillsbury plant in Midland, ON on Friday, cutting 100 local jobs, the Barrie [ON] Examiner reported Tuesday. The plant has been operational since 1952 and produces refrigerated baked goods and pizza, the newspaper reported. So far, General Mills has announced...

  • Equipment from Former Pillsbury Dough Plant Up for Auction

    Over 2500 pieces of equipment from a former Pillsbury dough manufacturing plant in New Albany, IN will be auctioned on February 16 by New Mill Capital Holdings and Tiger Group, the companies announced by press release Wednesday. The live auction and simulatenous webcast auction includes bulk...

  • Bob Evans Selling Restaurants in Shift to Packaged Foods

    Bob Evans Farms Inc. is selling all of the company’s iconic restaurants and acquiring a firm that produces potato products in a move to focus the company’s efforts on packaged foods, the New Albany, OH-based company announced Tuesday. Bob Evens will shed its restaurant assets to Golden...