Legacy Foodservice Alliance continues to
build its executive team with the addition of
Cindy Hulett as director of marketing. Her industry experience spans more than 20 years.
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced
the Grand Prize winners of the 11th Annual Store Manager Awards at FMI 2010:
Dave McCleery, store director at Russ’s Market in Lincoln, NE—Category A,
companies with 1-49 stores; Sharon Boyett, store director of the Brookshire
Grocery Co. in Monroe, LA—Category B, companies with 50-199 stores; and
Molly Stiles, manager of The Kroger Company in Farragut, TN—Category C,
companies with 200 or more stores.
3M Food Safety has announced the appointment of Christine
Aleski with her mix of marketing, sales and business management experience, to the position of global marketing development manager.
Northwest Analytical, Inc. has announced that Bob Ward has
joined the company as chief executive officer. Cliff Yee will continue
Cambridge International, a manufacturer of metal
conveyor belting and wire cloth products, has announced the appointment of Tracy Tyler as new president and chief executive officer and Tom Ross as chief
operating officer, following the retirement of current president and chief executive officer Bill Colson.
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute
of Technology, presented its prestigious 2010 NCFST Award to Daniel G.
Brown, a 37-year veteran of Hormel Foods Corp., at the consortium’s mid-year
meeting held in Burr Ridge, IL, April 6 and 7, 2010.
The Burdock Group, a provider of safety and regulatory services to food, dietary supplement, personal care
and pet food/animal feed manufacturers across the
globe, has announced the expansion of its management
team with the addition of Loren A. Brown as associate
director of business development and Nancy J. Szabo,
Ph.D., as a staff toxicologist.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced new performance standards to
reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in young chickens (broilers) and turkeys, fulfilling
another key recommendation of the President’s Food Safety Working Group (FSWG).
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection
Service (FSIS) also released a compliance guide to help the poultry industry address
Salmonella and Campylobacter and a compliance guide on known practices for pre-har-vest management to reduce E. coli O157:H7 contamination in cattle.
After 2 years under the new standards, FSIS estimates that 39,000 illnesses will be
avoided each year under the new Campylobacter standards, and 26,000 fewer illnesses
each year under the revised Salmonella standards.
The standards announced today are the first-ever standards for Campylobacter, and
mark the first revision to the Salmonella standards for chicken since 1996 and for
turkeys since the first standards were set in 2005. The performance standards set a
level in percentage of samples testing positive for a given pathogen an establishment
must achieve and play a key role in reducing the prevalence of foodborne pathogens
and preventing harm to consumers. The FSWG has set a goal of having 90% of all
poultry establishments meeting the revised Salmonella standard by the end of 2010.
USDA Announces New Performance
Standards for Salmonella and
R-Biopharm Buys Majority
Stake in Trilogy, Expands U.S.
R-Biopharm AG, a developer of test
solutions for clinical diagnostics and
food and feed safety, has announced
that they have purchased a majority
ownership position in Trilogy Analytical
Laboratory, Inc., based in Washington,
Founded in 1999, Trilogy is considered a premier commercial testing laboratory for the detection of mycotoxins
and other contaminants for food and
feed safety. The company offers a consumable product line that includes pu-rification columns, chromatography
standards and certified reference materials for use in the detection of mycotoxins.
R-Biopharm currently has 13 subsidiary companies and distributes its
products in more than 120 countries. R-Biopharm, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary, will
relocate and combine its facilities and
operations with Trilogy, although the two
companies will continue to operate independently.
Q Laboratories Earns ISO/IEC
Cincinnati, OH-based testing laboratory Q Laboratories, Inc. has achieved
ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation from the
American Association of Laboratory Accreditation for multiple microbiological
and analytical chemistry methods. The
scope of methods covered includes bacteriological and pathogen detection
(AOAC, FDA and ISO methods) as well
as nutritional values and metals analysis.
To achieve ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation,
a laboratory must demonstrate proficiency in their quality system, standard
operating procedures and laboratory
“Attaining this accreditation is another indication of the excellent staff we
have at Q Laboratories. From our Quality
Assurance Unit to our lab managers, analysts and support staff, this process has
been a team effort and is a testament to
the exceptional team we have here at
our lab,” said David Goins, president.