HENDERSON, Colo. – Birko, a leader in providing food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries, has launched a new corporate Web site with expanded content as part of the introduction of The Birko Advantage, a total integrated food safety solution ofchemistry,equipmentandtechnology.

As part of The Birko Advantage, Birko has expanded the Birko Equipment Division by purchasing Chad Co., a Kansas-based manufacturer specializing in automated washing and pasteurizing systemsfor meat harvesting and processing operations. Chad has been renamed Chad Equipment, LLC, a Birko company. Birko has also introduced BirkoStats™, an online chemical tracking system that provides quality assurance, supplier performance and operational excellence for food processing plants.

“For nearly 60 years, Birko has provided environmentally preferable chemistry to the food processing industry,” said Mark Swanson, chief executive officer of Birko. “With the addition of Chad and the launch of The Birko Advantage, including the new Web site, we have expanded our commitment to equipment and ITsolutions for our customers.”

“The Birko Advantage is a revolution in food safety,” said Kelly Green, owner and chairman of the board. “We’re building on our legacy of providing innovation through green/sustainable chemistry and customized equipment, all to help customers meet HACCP and SSOP standards and maximize their return on investment.”

The Web site can be viewed at www.birkocorp.com.  The Birko Advantage can be viewed at www.birkocorp.com/birko-advantage

About Birko

Birko is a leader in providing food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries. Birko manufactures more than 250 cleaning, sanitation and antimicrobial intervention chemicals and also has specialized chemical dispensing equipment. Chad Equipment, LLC, a Birko company, specializes in automated washing and pasteurizing systemsfor harvesting and processing operations. Together, they offer integrated solutions in chemistry and equipment. Many Birko products are on the USDA National Organic Program list of allowed products for use by organic processors, and many others are based on environmentally preferable or “environmentally neutral” formulas. Founded in 1953, Birko is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and was awarded Supplier of the Century by the National Meat Association. birkocorp.com