SensoryEffects Flavor Systems and Arps Dairy sign agreement
Pro Chemicals LLC, Green Bay, Wis., acquired Chaska Chemical Co., Savage Minn. Chaska Chemical has been re-named Prochaska.
WS Packaging Group, Green Bay, Wis., acquired Boelter Industries, Winona, Minn.
National Bulk Equipment, Holland, Mich., completed the acquisition of General Processing Systems.
FMC Corp., Philadelphia, acquired Phytone Ltd., a natural colors producer based in the United Kingdom.
SensoryEffects Flavor Systems, Bridgeton, Mo., made a licensing agreement with Arps Dairy, Defiance, Ohio, to allow the use of the SensoryEffects’ Fruit Juicers brand and the distribution of its full line of juice products. Fruit Juicers is a new line of beverages developed by SensoryEffects that are 100% fruit juice, low in calories, low in sugar and come in a variety of flavors.
Palsgaard broke ground on a 20,000-metric-ton capacity emulsifier plant in Johor, Malaysia.
Blue Diamond Growers changed the name of its Industrial Products division to Blue Diamond Almonds Global Ingredients Division.
Fruitcrown Products, Farmingdale, N.Y., received Global Food Safety Initiative certification, meeting the requirements of the SQF 2000 code, Level 2, through Silliker Global Certification Services.
Tate & Lyle opened a 110,000-square-foot Commercial and Food Innovation Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill. (a suburb of Chicago, Ill.).