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Saeplast Americas Inc. adds new director of sales – protein

RPC Saeplast is extending its sales team in order to maximize their sales penetration into the Seafood and Protein Industries by adding Chris French as Director of Sales – Protein effective October 30. Chris shall have responsibility for commercial activity for all protein processing for Saeplast Americas Inc.
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Zoetis named a best company in Brazil

Zoetis was named on the 2017 Você S/A 150 Best Companies to Work for in Brazil list, a prominent ranking of corporate workplaces by a leading Brazilian business magazine.
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Japfa Comfeed upgrades Indonesian hatchery

With new equipment, facility will be able to produce 1.2 million chicks per week
Japfa Comfeed is upgrading its hatchery in Subang, West Java, which is expected to make it one of the most advanced hatcheries in Indonesia.
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COO of ForFarmers UK to step down

Iain Gardner will be succeeded by Steven Read
ForFarmers UK’s chief operating officer and member of the executive committee, Iain Gardner, will step down effective December 31. He will be succeeded by Steven Read, supply chain director and member of the executive committee.
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Michael Foods egg-washing facility fined

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says company discharged more than the allowable amount of contaminants
Michael Foods’ M.G. Waldbaum Company has agreed to pay a $32,900 penalty for wastewater violations at its egg-washing facility in Le Sueur, Minnesota, as part of an enforcement action by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
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Brazil blocks acquisition because of JBS ties

Company owned by brother of Wesley and Joesley Batista prevented from acquiring Brazilian meatpacker
Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) has blocked the sale of meat packing company Mataboi Alimentos SA to JBJ Agropecuária Ltda, a company owned by José Batista Jr., the brother of former JBS leaders Wesley and Joesley Batista.
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Ag committee advances Ibach, Northey nominations

Full Senate expected to vote soon on nominations for USDA under secretary positions
The nomination of Bill Northey and Greg Ibach to USDA under secretary posts has been approved by the Senate agriculture committee, with a confirmation vote coming soon from the full Senate.
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