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JBS SA to acquire poultry processor for $63 million

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazilian meat company JBS SA has agreed to buy local poultry processor Agroveneto for approximately $63 million. Agroveneto, which specializes in the production of chicken
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Residents evacuated after chemical accident at Kraft Foods plant

BAD FALLINGBOSTEL, Germany — About 1,400 people were forced to evacuate their homes and schools were closed last Monday following a chemical accident at a Kraft Foods plant in
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Concentration Measurement in Beverage Manufacturing

SensoTech’s LiquiSonic measuring and analytical system measures the concentration in any type of liquid. Typical applications are the precise concentration determination of material mixtures, phase detection, neutralization or reaction
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Coca-Cola to invest $3 billion in India

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola will invest $3 billion in India through 2020 to capture growth opportunities in the country’s nonalcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverage market. With the new $3 billion investment,
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Meat processing plant evacuated after ammonia leak

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas — More than a dozen people were hospitalized Friday following an ammonia leak at a Pilgrim’s Pride meat processing plant in northeast Texas, kxxv.com reported. A
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Multi-use Steam Tunnel

PDC International Corp. has introduced a multi-use steam tunnel engineered specifically for packagers of food, beverages and personal care products who want 300 cpm capacity without the cost and
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Synthetic Food-grade Compressor Oils

Ultrachem has developed a new line of Omnilube food-grade rotary screw and reciprocating air compressor lubricants with greatly improved wear, oxidation and lubricity vs. currently available H-1 food grade synthetic
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Tosca Ltd. acquires Georgia-Pacific’s reusable plastic container division

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tosca Ltd., a U.S.-based provider of reusable container pooling and logistics services to the food supply chain, announced today that the company has acquired the
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Cargill recalls Salmonella-tainted ground beef

WICHITA, Kan. — Cargill Beef, a business unit of Wichita-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., yesterday announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 29,339 pounds of ground beef
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Kerala, India, kicks off initiative to boost food-processing sector

KERALA, India — The local government in Kerala, India, has kicked off a new initiative to help grow the state’s food-processing sector, FnBnews.com reported. The “Emerging Kerala 2012” initiative
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