Wolf-tec Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with Britt Food Equipment Inc. of Cambridge, Ontario, to promote sales of the Wolf-tec product portfolio in the Canadian market of food processors. Britt will promote the Polar massagers and brine preparation systems, Schröder injectors, tenderizers and macerators, Multitec buffering and positioning systems, Armor Inox cooking and material-handling systems, and Haarslev grinding and blending systems.
Jarvis Products Corp. has opened a new subsidiary in the People’s Republic of China. Jarvis Machinery Manufacturing (Beijing) Corp. has purchased office and warehouse space in Beijing’s Caiyuan industry zone, and John Long has been chosen to manage the new subsidiary. Beijing is the center of China’s meat industry.
Onset Computer Corp., a supplier of battery-powered data loggers, announced it had shipped its one-millionth HOBOR data logger. The logger was purchased by Ameresco, the largest independent, comprehensive energy solutions provider in North America. The company’s data logger can record temperature, relative humidity, light intensity, on/off or open/close state changes, voltage and other events.
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) has purchased a DuPont Qualicon RiboPrinter® system to create a database of microorganisms that are identified by geographic region. This information will help the agency understand which pathogens in which foods are affecting the Brazilian population. The system will also be used in MAPA’s Pathogen Reduction Plan for the meat and poultry industries.
The San Jose Group’s “El cerdo es bueno” campaign earned a 2006 Bronze EFFIE® Award, sponsored by the New York American Marketing Association, as the best Hispanic marketing program of the year. The campaign was created on behalf of the National Pork Board to promote pork to Hispanics. Research showed that Hispanics believed pork was unhealthy to include in a family diet because of fat and cholesterol content, and that the quality of pork posed health risks. Using television, outdoor, radio and print advertising, SJG embarked on an aggressive marketing campaign demonstrating pork is healthy and safe to eat. As a result, frequency of purchasing pork by Hispanic customers increased 75 percent.
Bunzl Distribution Inc. has announced an organizational restructuring to the Bunzl Processor Region. Over the course of the rest of this year, the company will merge Packers Engineering and Koch Supplies into one entity for legal and regulatory purposes. They will now operate as one company, Bunzl Processor Distribution LLC, servicing the food industry with plant-operating supplies and equipment. Toby Waller has been selected as general manager of the processor region.
FFG Industries Inc. (Flavor & Fragrance Group) has purchased the assets of Western Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a privately held company based in Livermore, Calif. WFF is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative flavors and fragrances to the domestic and international markets for use in a wide variety of consumer products.
In response to the growing demand for food safety testing, NSF International’s Center for Public Health Education has released a new version of its well-known HealthGuard food manager certification CD. The training includes new interactive features on topics such as safe food handling, foodborne illnesses, risk factors that contribute to foodborne illnesses, employee health and personal hygiene, and potentially hazardous foods. The CD is designed for anyone working in the foodservice industry. To purchase the CD, visit www.nsf.org/cphe.
Online pre-registration and housing for the 2007 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo will open on August 8 on www.ipe07.org. The pre-registration fees will be $30 for online registration and $40 for registration via mail or fax. Onsite registration will remain $50. The 2007 IPE will take place from January 25-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center.