Dairy supplier news briefs

The AOAC Research Institute approved a method extension of Performance Tested Method #100201 to include the latest DuPont BAX System X5 PCR Assay for Salmonella. This validation covers a wide variety of food types, including dairy and bakery products. The system provides next-day results for most sample types after a standard enrichment protocol and about 3.5 hours of automated processing.

Ampco Pumps Co. was granted a U.S. patent on the ZP3 Series positive displacement pump. The ZP3 design offers a frontloading seal and is fully CIP-able without modifications or loss of efficiency. This design allows the seal to be easily maintained or changed and the newly designed rotor case eliminates all dead zones. The series is EHEDG certified and in conformance with 3A Sanitary Standards and the ATEX directive.

Fiberstar Inc. won the 2015 Food Ingredients Europe Natural/Organic Award. This award highlights companies that are committed to creating new uses for food ingredients to better the food industry. This award emphasizes Fiberstar’s leadership in providing a natural solution to replace added pectin within spreads and fruit preparations for yogurts.

Firmenich, a fragrance and flavor business, named coconut the Flavor of the Year for 2016.

Land O’Lakes Ingredients added several updates to its website to help product developers identify opportunities for their applications and formulations. One of the main features the company incorporated on its website — landolakes-ingredients.com — is a convenient contact form to request samples, and a list of dairy-based products available to sample.

Rovema North America – a subsidiary of Rovema GmbH, which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the food industry – purchased all Rovema brand-related business from Rovema Packaging Machines.

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FONA International appointed Amy McDonald and TJ Widuch as executive vice presidents, and added six new scientists: Samantha Gardiner, Adam O’Leary, Deborah Barber, Robin Prazak, Rosemary Sikora and Jesus Dominguez.

Intelligrated appointed Danny Liang to general director for its Shanghai-based Chinese operation.

Martin Resch is the new head of finance, purchasing and information technology for the KHS Group.
Hinds-Bock hired John Bostwick to head up its Southeastern sales division. Bostwick returned to the company after gaining 20 years of experience in the packaging and food processing industries.
Mary Gervais was promoted to brand manager at Toray Plastics America.

Brian Wilson joined Prova Inc. as a food technologist.