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Litehouse Sells Company to Employees

Litehouse ,Inc., Sandpoint, Idaho, announced that effective Dec. 22, 2014, 100% of the company's stock was sold to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
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AdvancePierre Foods Acquires Landshire, Inc.

Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre Foods entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the wholesale and manufacturing operations of Landshire, Inc., a Caseyville, Ill.-based manufacturer of sandwich products.
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West Liberty Foods Invests in Additional HPP System

West Liberty Foods, LLC, West Liberty, Iowa, announced plans to install an additional high-pressure processing (HPP) technology system in its Bolingbrook, Ill., facility.
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Top 25 Refrigerated Foods Processors: Refrigerated Foods Processors Rake in Sales

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods profiles the Top 5 refrigerated foods processors in each of the six categories.

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Chefs' Warehouse Acquires Del Monte Meat Co.

The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc., a Ridgefield, Conn., distributor of specialty food products, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain equity interests of Del Monte Capitol Meat Co.
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BrucePac Purchases Shuttered Food Processing Plant

BrucePac purchased a shuttered food processing plant in Durant, Okla.
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IPPE 2015 Hosts Fastest Growing Tradeshow for Entire Meat Industry

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is the world's largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind, and this year, it’s expected to bring together more than 1,100 exhibitors, over 25,000 attendees and feature more than 5,456 international visitors from over 124 countries at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Jan. 27-29.

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Nature Fresh Farms Builds Greenhouse Facility

Canada-based Nature Fresh Farms announced plans to begin construction on a 175-acre greenhouse facility in Delta, Ohio, in the spring of 2015.
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Bakkavor Group Acquires B. Robert’s Foods

Bakkavor, a UK-based prepared foods manufacturer, acquired B. Robert’s Foods, a private label prepared food manufacturer based in Charlotte, N.C.
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Cargill Closes Meat Slicing, Packaging Facility

Minneapolis-based Cargill Inc. announced plans to move its Springfield, Mo., meat slicing and packaging facility to Nebraska City, Neb., and Waco, Texas.
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Evolution Fresh: Enhancing the Premium Juice Market with HPP Technology

Evolution Fresh’s new Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., juicery employs HPP technology to help produce cold-pressed juices.

Posted: December 11, 2014

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Factory Acceptance Tests: New Industry Protocols create opportunities for CPGs and OEMs

Properly executed Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) will create a better opportunity for the CPGs to achieve “Vertical Start Ups”. For the OEMs, the FAT can demonstrate their competence and other capabilities. PMMI’s Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence is developing protocols in the Capital Projects Solutions Group. This webinar will provide insights to key areas of FATs.

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