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Dow Invests in Packaging Center of Excellence in Switzerland

In a press release statement, the Dow Chemical Company said it is continuing to invest in a “Packaging Center of Excellence” in Horgen, Switzerland to better serve the needs of
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Sanitary Bulk Food Containers Eliminate Safety Concerns of Wooden Containers

The Sanitary Ship Shape bulk forklift containers are rotationally molded in a single piece from 100-percent USDA/FDA-approved linear low density polyethylene to permit contact with food and beverage ingredients and
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FDA Expands Sanofi Meningitis Vaccine Approval

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis, said the Food and Drug Administration approved the company''s bacterial meningitis vaccine Menactra for children between the ages of 9 months and
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Wal-Mart Tests Service for Buying Food Online

The New York Times reports, Wal-Mart has begun testing an online grocery delivery service, called Wal-Mart to Go, in the San Jose, Calif., area. The company has been expanding its
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Camel Meat Could Become Newest Australian Export

If an Egyptian businessman is successful with his bid to open a slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in a South Australian town, camel meat could become the newest Australian export,
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P&G Jobs Impacted by Pringles Sale

Bizjournals reports, Procter & Gamble’s sale of Pringles to Diamond Foods Inc. will affect about 150 jobs in Cincinnati, mostly in brand management and research and development. P&G spokesman Paul
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Barry Callebaut Unfazed By Ivory Coast Cocoa Fears

Barry Callebaut, maker of chocolate for Nestle and Hershey, expects to outpace the market in the second half of its fiscal year despite unrest in the top cocoa growing Ivory
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Solvay Agrees to Buy Rhodia for $4.8 Billion

Solvay, the Belgian soda ash maker, has agreed to buy Rhodia SA of France for 3.4 billion-euro ($4.8 billion) in cash to add specialty chemicals spanning ingredients for moisturizers and
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Japanese Food Producer Nippon Shokken Plans California Plant

Bizjournals reports, Japanese food producer Nippon Shokken has purchased ten acres in West Sacramento, Calif., to build a $16 million headquarters that will employ about 100 people, the company announced.
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Asia to Test Japan Food Imports for Radiation

Reuters reports, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines will test Japanese food imports for radiation, officials said on Monday, and other countries may also step up monitoring as
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