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Packaging company announces expansion before takeover

France-based Alcan Packaging has started production trials at a new €17 million (US$24.4 million) flexible packaging plant in the Czech Republic as part of its strategy to strengthen its position in the growth markets of Central and Eastern...
France-based Alcan Packaging has started production trials at a new €17 million (US$24.4 million) flexible packaging plant in the Czech Republic as part of its strategy to strengthen its position in the growth markets of Central and Eastern Europe, according to www.foodproductiondaily.com.
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Zuke's announces support initiatives for retailers

Zuke's, a manufacturer of all-natural pet treats, announced its 2010 retailer support initiatives, many of which are currently in effect.
Zuke’s, a manufacturer of all-natural pet treats, announced its 2010 retailer support initiatives, many of which are currently in effect.
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Interzoo offers tips for exhibitors

Interzoo issued suggestions for companies planning to exhibit at the event in May.
Interzoo issued suggestions for companies planning to exhibit at the event in May.
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iPhone app benefits animal rescue organizations

A new iPhone application called the Rescue Cleaner is only one of more than 100,000 apps that benefits animal rescue organizations.
A new iPhone application called the Rescue Cleaner is only one of more than 100,000 apps that benefits animal rescue organizations.
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Merrick donates petfood to shelters

After deciding upon a list of no-kill shelters throughout the US, Merrick Pet Care committed to providing six months worth of food to each.
After deciding upon a list of no-kill shelters throughout the US, Merrick Pet Care committed to providing six months worth of food to each.
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Novus renovates farm, receives LEED certification

Novus International Inc., an animal health and nutrition company, recently purchased a small farm in Montgomery City outside St. Louis, Missouri, USA, for use as a research facility.
Novus International Inc., an animal health and nutrition company, recently purchased a small farm in Montgomery City outside St. Louis, Missouri, USA, for use as a research facility.
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Companies offer free processing webinar

K-Tron Process Group announced its collaboration with Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems to present a complimentary technical webinar, "Innovations in Continuous Processing," that offers pharmaceutical and food processors the latest detailed ...
K-Tron Process Group announced its collaboration with Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems to present a complimentary technical webinar, “Innovations in Continuous Processing,” that offers pharmaceutical and food processors the latest detailed process information about continuous mixing and loss in weight feeding.
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FDA launches pet widget

The US Food and Drug Administration recently launched a pet health and safety widget for consumers as part of an ongoing effort to provide timely public health information.
The US Food and Drug Administration recently launched a pet health and safety widget for consumers as part of an ongoing effort to provide timely public health information.
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H.H. Backer event moves to September

Beginning in 2013, H.H. Backer's Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show will be held in September instead of October.
Beginning in 2013, H.H. Backer’s Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show will be held in September instead of October.
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Ireland company expands with exports

Ireland-based Mackle Petfoods announced it is investing £250,000 (US$406,267) in the extension of warehouse premises and construction of an effluent plant in order to support new contracts with supermarket retailers in England, which are ...
Ireland-based Mackle Petfoods announced it is investing £250,000 (US$406,267) in the extension of warehouse premises and construction of an effluent plant in order to support new contracts with supermarket retailers in England, which are expected to increase annual turnover by up to £5 million (US$8.1 million), according to the Belfast Telegraph.
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