Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies is “Celebrating 75 Years of Coolness” in 2007, to mark the anniversary of the company’s founding in 1932. The four Johnson brothers-Henry, Morris, Hugo and Herbert-opened the doors to Johnson Welding & Manufacturing Co. in Rice Lake, Wis., that year.

Synergy Flavors Inc. , Wauconda, Ill., has moved to strengthen its presence in South America by purchasing the Brazilian-based American Flavors and Fragrance do Brasil (AFF). Brazil is considered the entryway to “Mercosur,” or the South American Common Market.

Westfalia Technologies, York, Pa., has re-launched its company website (www.westfaliausa.com) with improved look, feel and functionality. Designed to provide optimal ease of use and more in-depth product information, the site features a new homepage, updated graphics, and a user-friendly navigation system. 

Alcan Packaging Food Americas, Chicago, has won top honors in two categories in the 2007 PLGA Global U.S. Print Quality Awards. Sponsored by the Packaging and Label Gravure Association Global, the awards recognize excellence in gravure printing. One of winners was in the Film/Film Lamination Process category, for Alcan’s Shrek Animals cookie bag for Kellogg Co.

The British Journal of Nutrition has published the latest clinical trial results on Clarinol CLA from Lipid Nutrition. The new research published in April, clearly demonstrates that Clarinol CLA reduces fat mass in particular locations on the body, without any additional exercise. Previous research on CLA was not able to establish this prior to this study. The subjects in the trial lost 2 kg of fat (equal to 4.4 lbs.) around the waist area and in the legs. 

Fortitech Asia Pacific demonstrated its premix versatility and technical expertise with its application samples for the Food Ingredients China Show last month.  With anticipation and excitement surrounding the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Fortitech created custom premixes designed to improve overall health and well-being.