Evergreen Packaging announced the winners of its sixth Made By Milk carton construction contest. Southfield Regional Academic Campus from Southfield, Mich., won the grand prize of $5,000 for its 16-foot carton sculpture Alligator, made out of 1,345 repurposed milk cartons. The contest theme was "animals," with entries ranging from a life-sized bronco to a complete underwater diorama. To see the entire winners list, visit madebymilkcontest.com/fall-15-winners.

ADM will purchase a controlling stake in Harvest Innovations, producer of minimally processed, expeller-pressed soy proteins, oils and gluten-free ingredients. The new capabilities build on ADM’s wide range of ingredients to meet growing demand for organic, expeller-pressed, gluten-free and non-GMO food, according to the company.

Mekitec formed a strategic partnership with Bizerba, the German supplier of industrial systems, to supply its Meki range of inspection systems.

CP Kelco will further increase its pectin production capacity in its plants in Europe (in Lille Skensved, Denmark and Grossenbrode, Germany), following completion of a series of expansion projects at its Brazil manufacturing facility. The company’s completed plant expansions in Brazil have increased the pectin capacity of that facility by 30%.

GEA will equip a new state-of-the-art facility for Danone's international Early Life Nutrition brands with several production lines. The Nutricia facility will be constructed in Cuijk, Netherlands. In particular, GEA will supply and install its evaporation and spray drying technologies.

Sutherland Packaging expanded operations with a new 19,000-square-foot warehouse in Newton, N.J.

Barry-Wehmiller’s Synerlink division acquired Dairy Pack, which manufacturers FFS and FS machines and provides services to dairy companies from its manufacturing plant in Logroño, Spain.

The EU Commission has authorized a 13.5 health claim with proprietary use for Beneo's chicory root fiber inulin promoting digestive health.
TIC Gums added gellan to its portfolio of hydrocolloids, available for the food and beverage industry.

Magnattack metal magnetic separators, which are distributed in the USA by Powder-Solutions Inc., received USDA Dairy Acceptance.


FONA International appointed Amy McDonald and TJ Widuch as executive vice presidents and added six new scientists: Samantha Gardiner, Adam O’Leary, Deborah Barber, Robin Prazak, Rosemary Sikora and Jesus Dominguez.

W. H. Leary Co. promoted Phillip Godden to managing director over its UK division.

Doug Eikenbary was promoted to vice president of sales and member services at All Star Association.

Kyowa Hakko USA named Leo Cullen as president and CEO; he was previously executive vice president. The company also promoted D. Christopher Nolte to vice president of nutritional sales.

Bossar USA appointed Alex Marzo as the new general manager.

IMA Dairy & Food USA hired Jerry Watkins as regional sales manager.

Nicole Mosley was named group director of quality and food safety at AMCO Proteins.

Alfa Laval named Ross Glendinning as senior vice president, Service Division.

Flavor & Fragrance Specialties Inc. promoted Dianne Flynn to senior regulatory affairs associate.

Greg Clements and Chris Glowacki joined Toray Plastics (America) Inc. as business managers.

Sutherland Packaging hired sales executive Suzanne Logee to cover the upstate New York markets such as Binghamton, Albany and Syracuse, as well as certain areas in New England.

George D’Abreu joined the technical support team at ProSpect Analytical Technology.