Supplier News

March, 2017

More than 5,000 attend Pack Expo East 2017

More than 5,100 high-level attendees with buying power ensured a successful Philadelphia return for the sophomore edition of Pack Expo East (Feb. 27-March 1 at the Pennsylvania Convention...

PSI launches new mobile-friendly website

Plastic Suppliers, Inc. (PSI) has launched a new website, designed to enhance user-experience. The new mobile-friendly design is easily accessible via desktop and mobile devices. Simple...

Marlen International welcomes new senior customer care manager

Marlen International, Inc., a manufacturer of food processing equipment and systems and a subsidiary of Chicago-based Duravant LLC, welcomes James Shenoy to its newly created position...

Industry suppliers raise more than $150,000 for scholarships

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) announced that its Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation (MISAF) raised over $150,000 on March 16 during the Foundation...

Aviagen to invest $18 million in Ga.

Broiler breeding company Aviagen will invest approximately $18 million in a new parent stock hatchery in Quitman, Ga.  “The poultry industry has been one of Georgia’s...

Study confirms Finalyse reduces E. coli O157:H7 in 5 minutes

Finalyse, a new pre-harvest hide wash, has been proven to significantly reduce E. coli O157:H7 at an exposure time of five minutes. A recent third-party validation study...

Reiser hosts successful New England Research Chefs Association educational session

On March 8 more than 75 food scientists, chefs and other industry professionals and students came together at Reiser’s Canton, Mass., facility for a New England Research Chefs...

D&F Equipment Sales Inc. announces new senior VP and parts-machining director

D&F Equipment Sales, Inc., along with Alabama and Arkansas Machine Works, announce the promotion of tenured director of sales and engineering, North America, Terry Cleghorn to...

New HPP council to launch at ProFood Tech

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has formed an industry council focused on the advancement of high-pressure processing (HPP) as a critical technology...

GEA packaging equipment at Interpack 2017 helps turn ideas into realities

“Packed with inspiration” is the theme for the GEA stand at Interpack, where it will present systems for packaging of food, confectionery and baked goods, beverages, medical...

Cantrell offers wing segmenter parts and service agreement

Cantrell is now offering a parts and service agreement for the Cantrell Wing Segmenter. The parts and service contract covers three years of parts, and hands-on training with the customer’s...

JBT Corporation acquires Avure Technologies, Inc.

JBT Corporation has acquired Avure Technologies, Inc. for $57 million, before post-close adjustments. Avure has gone on to create a range of high-pressure processing (HPP) systems...

Updated Kemin Food Technologies website provides rich industry insights

Kemin recently launched an updated website for their North America Food Technologies division at www.kemin.com/kemindifference. “Our website offers new content to help product...

Pacproinc announces move to new expanded facility

Packaging Progressions, Inc. has announced that it will be moving to 261 Schoolhouse Road, Suite 7, Souderton, Penn., effective April 3. The move comes in response to rapid growth...

Merck Animal Health supports tomorrow’s poultry leaders with new poultry science award

Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the U.S. and Canada) is proud to announce the introduction of the High Quality Poultry Science Award supporting research in...

February, 2017

AMSA welcomes NSF International to the Sustaining Partners Program

NSF International has joined 35 other companies and institutions as a Sustaining Partner of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA). For more than 50 years, the AMSA has relied...

JLS adds VP of operations & manufacturing

JLS Automation has added Craig Wolfe to its senior leadership team as VP of Operations & Manufacturing. Wolfe previously spent 20 years at a large industrial manufacturing company...

Eriez celebrates 75th anniversary

2017 marks 75 years in business for Erie, Penn.-based Eriez. From humble beginnings in 1942, Eriez has evolved into a world leader in separation technologies with manufacturing facilities...

SFK Leblanc rebrands

SFK Leblanc, a world-leading supplier of innovative and total solutions for the meat industry, has rebranded itself as Frontmatec. The company develops, manufactures and maintains...

Study compares multiple rapid tests for salmonella detection

3M Food Safety today announced the results of a scientific study conducted by a third party ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory. Cost and time associated with performing each platform’s...

JBT expanding capabilities

From cooking and frying, freezing and chilling to portioning and sorting, weighing and grading, JBT has been with customers right down the line for more than 50 years. And now, with...

NAMI honors Birko’s Mike Gangel with industry advancement award

Mike Gangel, former president of Chad Equipment, a division of Birko, was recognized with the Industry Advancement Award from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). Gangel was chosen...

3M next-generation pathogen tests for listeria and salmonella receive new validations

3M Food Safety announced its next generation 3M Molecular Detection Assays for listeria, Listeria monocytogenes and salmonella have been certified by NF validation...

Roka Bioscience announces transition of CEO role from Paul Thomas to Mary Duseau

Roka Bioscience, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced the appointment of Mary...

Carl Munters honored as ASHRAE pioneer of industry

Carl Georg Munters, founder of air treatment solutions company Munters, has been recognized as an ASHRAE Pioneer of the Industry. The ASHRAE Pioneer of the Industry award honors deceased...

Merial’s world-leading vaccine for Newcastle Disease now available in U.S.

Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, announces the introduction of Avinew. After 20 years of proven results internationally, Avinew is now available in the U.S.  In 1987...

University of Wisconsin—Stout student awarded Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship

The PMMI Foundation along with Dorner Manufacturing Corporation have selected University of Wisconsin—Stout student Ryan Knudtson as the recipient of this year’s $2,000...

PSSI introduces value-added services program

Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI) announces an expanded offering to complement its core contract sanitation services. The Value-Added Services Program (VASP) assists meat, poultry...

January, 2017

United States Cold Storage opens Sacramento, Calif., warehouse

United States Cold Storage (USCS) officially opened the doors on a second facility in Sacramento, Calif. The move brings additional needed capacity to the northern California market...

RGF and Chipotle contract to proactively ensure food safety at all Chipotle restaurants

RGF Environmental Group, Inc., creator of advanced environmental products providing the world with safe air, water and food without the use of chemicals, announces that Chipotle Mexican...