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Food Industry News Roundup for Week of Sept. 6

USDA announces relief to small producers and others, new website offers connection to manufacturing equipment network and more news from the week.

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September 11, 2021

Biden Administration Plans to Address Concentration in the Meat-Processing Industry
In a post on the White House website, the administration said it is taking these actions in part to lower food prices.

The grant programs aim to provide assistance to small businesses in certain commodity areas, including small scale specialty crop producers and processors, shellfish, aquaculture and other select producers, meat and other processors, distributors, farmers markets, seafood facilities and processing vessels.

Insect-O-Cutor Launches Third Generation PlusZap
The electric fly killer features pre-installed, staggered UV lamps and a grid.

Universal Corporation to Acquire Flavoring and Extracts Provider Shank's ExtractsUniversal said the move should bolster its plant-based ingredient offerings and that it aligns with stated capital allocation priorities for the company.

The platform groups technologies around the products they help make, which should allow creators of all sizes access to machines, manufacturers, tooling suppliers and more.