Carlisle Companies Inc., says it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Carlisle Process Systems to Tetra Pak. The sale is subject to regulatory approval, but is expected to close before the end of the year.



Carlisle Companies Inc., says it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Carlisle Process Systems to Tetra Pak. The sale is subject to regulatory approval, but is expected to close before the end of the year.

Tim High, president of CPS said "Tetra Pak sees the opportunities to build on the strength of CPS while preserving the ideals of our company. Customers will continue working with the same dedicated management and staff they have known for years."

Sam Stromersten, president of Tetra Pak Processing Systems added "We are pleased to add such a strong group of companies to the division."

Packaging supplier MeadWestvaco Corp. was recently recognized for its innovation in packaging solutions at the 2006 Paperboard Packaging Council's National Paperboard Packaging Competition. The company won a total of 12 awards at the prestigious competition in the areas of food and beverage, cosmetics and healthcare.

David Michael & Co., has received the first Supplier's Innovation Excellence Award from Wells' Dairy, Le Mars, Iowa. Pictured left to right: Andy Werner, dir. of products dev., Wells'; Jennifer Higdon, sr. account mgr., DM; George Ennis, v.p. chief flavor chemist, DM; Skip Rosskam, Pres./COO, DM; Matt Wolkow, v.p. of R&D, Wells'; Tom Aurand, dir. of Blue Sky Innovation, Well's.
Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., is the supplier of the organic DHA Omega 3 ingredient being used by Stonyfield Farm in its newest variety of YoBaby infant yogurt.

ONC's MEG-3® DHA ingredient has been approved as organic compliant, allowing Stonyfield to offer the first organic yogurt with DHA MEG-3®.

Chr. Hansen has signed an agreement with Jarrow Formulas, Los Angeles, for the distribution of Urex-cap-5 to health food stores in the United States. Urex-cap-5 is a unique probiotic concept for women's health, and is the only oral probiotic concept clinically documented to restore and maintain a healthy vaginal flora and reduce the risk of urogenital infections. Jarrow will market the Urex concept under its brand name Fem-Dophilus™. The Urex concept is based on the world's most documented probiotic strains for women's health, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1™ and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14™. Licensed from Urex Biotech, Inc., it is produced and marketed globally by Chr. Hansen, the world leader in probiotics.

Cargill says the European Commission has approved its acquisition of Degussa's food ingredients operations. As this is the final stage of regulatory approval, Cargill and Degussa can now proceed with the necessary financial and legal transfers in order to complete the acquisition. Degussa's food ingredients operations are comprised of texturant and flavoring capabilities and will significantly strengthen Cargill's portfolio of texturant ingredients and systems, emulsifiers, flavoring and health promoting ingredients. It will accelerate the company's focus on creating value and growth for its customers.

The Blommer Chocolate Co., Chicago, recently purchased an 85,000 sq ft chocolate manufacturing facility in Campbellford, Ontario from World's Finest Chocolate. The acquisition continues Blommer's growth as the largest processor of cocoa beans and chocolate-related products in North America. Operation of the facility is expected to commence the first week of April.

"We are excited about the purchase as it provides a great platform for our continued growth in the North American market," said Rick Blommer, v.p. of operations, on behalf of the Blommer family that has owned and operated the company since 1939.