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Poultry industry recognizes Cargill turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance
01 Sep 2015
Four Cargill turkey facilities were recognized in an awards program for outstanding safety performance by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. Cargill’s turkey processing facility in Waco, Texas, hatchery in Gentry, Ark., and feed mill in Harrisonburg, Va. received the highest level of recognition, the Award of Distinction. Cargill’s feed mill in Springdale, Ark. received the Award of Honor.
Cargill on Fortune’s list of companies that are “Changing the World”
25 Aug 2015
Cargill has been listed on Fortune’s first ‘Change the World’ list, which recognizes the top 51 companies that have made a sizable impact on major global social or environmental problems as part of their competitive strategy. Fortune said that the goal of the list is to “shine a spotlight on instances where companies are doing good as part of their profit-making strategy, and to shed new light on the power of capitalism to improve the human condition.”
Cargill’s aim to be the most trusted source of sustainable products and services reflected in 2015 corporate responsibility report
18 Aug 2015
Cargill today released its fiscal 2015 corporate responsibility report, ”Cargill@150,” which shares how Cargill is moving forward to address sustainability issues, and provides examples of the company’s work promoting food security and improving communities where it operates.
New Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend satisfies Canadians’ sweet cravings with fewer calories
18 Aug 2015
With more and more Canadians looking for ways to reduce their sugar intake, newTruvia® Brown Sugar Blend is sure to be a tasty addition to their pantries.
Cargill to enter salmon feed market with purchase of EWOS from Altor and Bain Capital
17 Aug 2015
Cargill has entered into an agreement with Altor Fund III and Bain Capital Europe III to acquire EWOS, a global leader in salmon nutrition for 1.35 billion euros. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close before the end of the calendar year.
Cargill launches the SmartShield™ program to help customers battle EMS
13 Aug 2015
To help customers manage the risk of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) on their shrimp farms and improve profitability, Cargill’s animal nutrition business has launched the SmartShield™ program, a holistic approach combining specialized feed and technical services to help combat the disease and increase production by an average of 30 percent. EMS, now technically known as Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND), is caused by certain strains of the bacteria Vibrio and has caused devastating production losses in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Mexico, and has recently been suspected in disease outbreaks in other Central American countries. Outbreaks of EMS have caused mortality rates as high as 100 percent.
Cargill animal nutrition premix plant in El Salto, Mexico completes $5 million expansion
13 Aug 2015
Cargill continues its commitment to growth and investment with a $5 million USD plant expansion, now complete at its El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico location.
Empowering cocoa farmers through certification– premium payments continue to improve livelihoods in cocoa communities
11 Aug 2015
Premium payments for certified sustainable cocoa are continuing to make a significant contribution to improving the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities, as well as meeting the growing demand for sustainably sourced cocoa and chocolate.
Cargill to expand its global pectin business and acquire FMC’s pectin operations
10 Aug 2015
Cargill has signed an agreement with FMC (FMC: NYSE) to acquire its pectin operations, including a production site in Milazzo, Sicily (Italy).
Cargill Limited donates $150,000 to charities
10 Aug 2015
Local giving is at the heart of Cargill Limited’s commitment to the communities where we live and work. We are thrilled to announce the winners of our “Together We Thrive” contest, recognizing the efforts of charitable organizations across Canada.
Seed innovation facility will produce canola of the future
06 Aug 2015
Cargill has just completed its new seed innovation center in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The facility will be the center of Cargill’s specialty canola hybrid development. The building is also stacked with sustainable features, such as energy-efficient LED lighting, a recycling center and water-saving fixtures.
Cargill reports fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2015 earnings
05 Aug 2015
Cargill today reported a net loss of $51 million in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended May 31, 2015, compared with earnings of $376 million* in the same period a year ago.
Cargill completes acquisition of ADM’s global chocolate business, deepening service offering to its customers
03 Aug 2015
Cargill has now completed the acquisition of ADM’s global chocolate business for an enterprise value of $440m.
Cargill brings home the bacon as presenting sponsor of BaconTown Bacon & Brew Fest
31 Jul 2015
Cargill is supporting the second annual BaconTown Bacon & Brew Fest as the presenting sponsor. The event, scheduled for Aug. 8 at the Bridge View Center, will feature various food vendors, a “BaconArt” contest and entertainment themed around the popular pork product. Doors open from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and admission is free.
Cargill opens first canola refinery in Canada
23 Jul 2015
Cargill Limited is proud to announce the company’s footprint in Canada’s canola industry now spans the entire food value chain – from the creation of specialty seed breeding to seed crushing to oil refining with the opening of a new state-of-the-art canola refinery located in Clavet, Saskatchewan.
Cargill launches new instant starch for improved texture in sauces, soups and condiments
22 Jul 2015
Convenience foods manufacturers can now achieve optimal functionality whilst offering authentic sensorial profiles to meet consumers’ preference.
Cargill launches Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan a nationwide initiative on food safety awareness in India
22 Jul 2015
Cargill India in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and support from national partners National Association of Street Vendors (NASVI), Voluntary organization in Interest of Consumer Education (VOICE) launched today the Surakshit Khadya AbhiyanTM at the Office of Hon'ble Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan at the Krishi Bhawan. In line with Cargill India’s goal to provide safe food every time, everywhere, the Surakshit Khadya AbhiyanTM is Cargill’s stance towards promoting awareness around food safety for all. Cargill believes that food safety is a shared responsibility of farmers, the food industry, regulators and consumers.
Cargill announces $30 million investment in Ecuador shrimp feed facility project; enters into joint venture with Naturisa
21 Jul 2015
Driven by a historical shift in food production with farmed fish surpassing global beef production for the first time in modern history, Cargill today announced it has formed a joint venture with Naturisa to build a USD $30 million shrimp feed facility near Guayaquil. The transaction involves the construction of a new world-class shrimp feed mill that will produce 130,000 metric tons annually and employ 260 people when the facility is fully operational in 2017.
Cargill officially opens doors at canola processing facility
20 Jul 2015
Cargill celebrated the opening of its newest investment in Alberta – a state-of-the-art canola processing facility in Camrose, alongside Alberta farmers, industry stakeholders and dignitaries.
Cargill pork feed mill is first to celebrate 35 years without lost time accident in Arkansas
20 Jul 2015
Cargill’s London, Ark., pork feed mill is celebrating 35 years without a lost time accident, spanning the facility’s existence and the first to reach the milestone in the Arkansas Department of Labor’s records kept since 1976. The achievement will be recognized at a ceremony on Friday, July 24, 2015.
New Genomatica-Cargill collaboration will bring more renewable chemicals to market
20 Jul 2015
Genomatica and Cargill have entered into a collaboration agreement to accelerate the production of renewable chemicals for industrial applications. The collaboration will give chemical producers, distributors and users access to a reliable, cost-effective source of carbohydrate feedstocks, co-location support services and production partnerships, based on GENO™ process technologies.
Cargill welcomes clearance from European Commission for purchase of ADM’s chocolate business
17 Jul 2015
Today, the European Commission has granted conditional clearance for Cargill to acquire Archer Daniels Midland’s (NYSE: ADM) chocolate business in Europe. Together with the approvals granted earlier by the US Department of Justice, this completes the regulatory approval process for the global deal.
Cargill to launch first traceable high oleic canola oil supply chain
12 Jul 2015
Beginning Oct. 1, in an industry first, Cargill will map all aspects of its North American high oleic canola supply chain through its Knowing Your Roots: from farm to table™ program.
Cargill expands agronomy services at Alberta
07 Jul 2015
Cargill is investing $4 million to expand its ability to serve farmer customers with crop inputs, such as seed and fertilizer. The project is expected to be completed in time for the 2016 crop year.
Cargill responds to KFTC ruling
01 Jul 2015
Cargill today said it is disappointed with the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s (KFTC) ruling against the company on the issue of unfair trade practices.