Innophos Holdings Inc., a North American specialty phosphates producer, expanded the capacity at its facilities in its Port Maitland, Ontario, Chicago Heights, Ill., and Nashville, Tenn. (scheduled to be completed in July). Potassium phosphates and tri-calcium phosphates are used in dairy products.

The Organic Trade Association and California Certified Organic Farmers Inc. have formed a strategic alliance to strengthen the organic industry’s national public policy effectiveness to benefit the entire organic sector. OTA will collaborate with CCOF Inc. to increase the representation of organic producers in federal legislative advocacy.

Sargento Food Ingredients reorganized its website ( into easily navigable areas full of application and ingredient ideas. Users can search for ingredients by application or product line, or create their own with an ingredient development tool.

Hawk Measurement purchased Fluidic Flowmeters, a manufacturer of specialty flow measurement products for industrial process control systems. In November, Silgan Holdings acquired IPEC Global, a plastic-closure manufacturer serving North American dairy and juice markets.