Supplier’s News

Norwood, Mass.-based Advanced Instruments’ Fluorophos® Test System — a rapid, extremely sensitive fluorimetric method for assessing alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in milk and milk products — has received unanimous approval as a full international standard method by the International Dairy Federation (IDF 155), International Standards Organization (ISO 11816) and CEN European Standards Organization.
BSI Management Systems Co., Canada, has strengthened its position in the global food safety certification market by being among the first organizations to be independently accredited to deliver certification against ISO 22000, the new international food safety standard. BSI’s accreditation has been granted by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), the globally recognized accreditation body.
Victor, N.Y.-based Ecovation Inc. has signed a contract to build a new wastewater treatment and renewable energy production plant for O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative, Batavia, N.Y. The design, build, finance and operate agreement allows O-AT-KA to replace its current outdated system and benefit from a lower-cost, renewable energy alternative.
Walla Walla, Wash.-based Key Technology Inc. has established a foreign-invested commercial enterprise (FICE) in China and opened an office in Shanghai to provide sales and services. Key’s Chinese facility will provide an extensive application testing laboratory, an engineering group, spare parts, and operator training.  The new operation, Key Technology (Shanghai) Trading Co. Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Key Technology Inc.
Flowserve Corp., Irving, Texas, has announced an agreement with Al Rushaid Group to build the largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pump repair, manufacturing and training facility in the Middle East.
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), Arlington, Va., has published the new ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2006 safety standard for packaging and packaging-related converting machinery. This revised version, approved as an American National Standard, is harmonized with the international (ISO) and European (EN) standards by the introduction of hazard identification and risk assessment as the principal method for analyzing hazards to personnel and achieving acceptable risk. For more information, visit www.pmmi.org.
Private equity firm Genstar Capital LLC has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Illinois-based Fort Dearborn Co. Fort Dearborn management, along with many of the current shareholders, will participate in the company’s new ownership.