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    Founded in 2005, Jayleaf is a family-run processing and distribution business, supplying certified organic salad mixes and greens to the wholesale and foodservice sector. Although still a young business, the family behind Jayleaf has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and the company is quickly earning itself a reputation for excellent quality and customer satisfaction. To further enhance its credentials and deliver outstanding product quality to its customers, Jayleaf partnered with TOMRA Sorting Solutions.

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    It‘s exciting when a company sees an opportunity for growth. The lure of new markets, better ways to provide new and improved products, and the chance to spread its mission and benefit more customers, add up to a compelling corporate vision. In the food industry, that opportunity also comes with new challenges -- both market-based and regulatory.

  • Kalustyan – Quality Systems Based On Global Food Safety Initiatives

    Customers and federal regulators expect more and more from suppliers in today’s increasingly competitive and federally-monitored marketplace. New tools and technologies offer effective ways to meet those needs with easy implementation, reasonable costs, and immediate benefits. In this case study, sweets and spices purveyor Kalustyan, a long-time customer, reports on its experience with Sesotec Inc., including how Sesotec’s array of product solutions is fueling growth.

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  • X-Ray Inspection Ensures Quality For Bustling Bakery

    When second-generation pastry chef Fernando Lopez and 20-year veteran baker Barry Blaine opened City Baking Corporation in 1995, their shared philosophy was a recipe for near-instant success. Only the finest, freshest ingredients would go into their brownies, cakes, pastries, and cookies.

  • African Confectioner Finds Sweet Success In Energy-Efficient Packaging Line

    Kenafric is a true success story. Founded more than 25 years ago as a small family business in East Africa, the company has grown into an award-winning and market leading manufacturer across several different industries. Initially dedicated to footwear manufacturing, the company soon entered the confectionery market with a plant solely focused on candy production. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Kenafric currently counts approximately 1500 employees, making it one of the main players in Africa’s confectionery industry.

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    Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid, sample, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microtiter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the range of highest-quality premium products.

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    Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection

    Safeline was founded on the premise that it was possible to build a better, more effective metal detector. The year was 1989. Our founders, industry professionals with expertise in metal detection, brought their vision to life and introduced a digital metal detector that was innovative in design and unmatched in sensitivity...

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    Custom Powder Systems

    Custom Powder Systems is strategically positioned as the leading provider of systems to transport, contain, blend, and process dry materials for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, nutrition supplement, and industrial manufacturing.

  • Portion Pack (A Division of Ropack)
    Portion Pack (A Division of Ropack)

    While contract manufacturing and packaging for the pharmaceutical and health-care industries is a major segment of Ropack’s business, Portion Pack, its blending and pouch/sachet filling division for the food, beverage and nutritional supplement industries, remains much more than a sentimental favorite. “For more than 35 years we have continued to fulfill the needs of the food industry, expanding beyond sugar packets to protein supplements, beverages, cereals, dehydrated products and other dry ingredients,” comments Yves Massicotte. “Single servings are an increasing consumer choice, and Portion Pack is well-positioned to help manufacturers meet that growing demand.”

  • Thermo Scientific Product Inspection
    Thermo Scientific Product Inspection

    Thermo Scientific Product Inspection equipment protects your brands by ensuring the quality and safety of your products. With more than 50 years of making sure little things don't turn into big problems, we know that little things can make a big difference in your bottom line.

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