January 1, 2006
The International Association of Food Industry Suppliers and the Food Processing Machinery Association have completed their merger. The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will begin serving its member base of more than 600 suppliers to the food, dairy, meat, beverage, and other industries. The FPSA will be located in McLean, VA, and will be led by Steve Schlegel, president and CEO, and George Melnykovich, president and COO, through the merger transition period. The association will conduct its yearly trade show, Process Expo, as co-located partners with Pack Expo.
The 24th annual International Boston Seafood Show and the second Seafood Processing America return to Boston from March 12-14 to present a one-stop business opportunity designed to meet every seafood and processing need. The IBSS features approximately 830 exhibitors in more than 1,700 booths representing all facets of the seafood industry. For more information, phone (972) 620-3040 or visit www.bostonseafood.com.
Arrowsight Inc., a developer of remote viewing services and software, has named Silliker Inc. a recognized partner for its Remote Video Auditing service. Silliker and Arrowsight will develop detailed video audits for new customer implementations and collaborate with Grandin Livestock Handling Systems Inc. and other Arrowsight partners to verify the application of critical QA policies, procedures, and best practices at food processing operations.
Satori Stocktec’s new North American sales and service organization, Satoris America, has been formed to provide a more direct link from manufacturer to customer while improving the information flow to enhance customer service and value. Satori provides sterilization systems and autoclaves to the food processing and pharmaceutical industries. For more information about Satoris America, contact Tom Faricy, national sales manager, at (877) 603-6100, or visit www.satoris-america.com.
Total recordable cases of occupational injuries to workers in meat and poultry processing declined by nearly 5 percent in 2004 to 9.8 injuries per 100 employees per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That decrease continues an ongoing decline in recorded worker injuries, which have declined nearly 67 percent since 1991, when the statistics showed 30.0 injuries per 100 employees.