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Pinty’s Delicious Foods is scooped up by Quebec Processor

From: Food in Canada

St-Hyacinthe, Que. – Olymel L.P. has acquired an Ontario poultry slaughtering and processing company.

Olymel made the announcement in a statement that Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc., which is based in Burlington, Ont., is now part of the Olymel stable.

Pinty’s manufactures fully cooked products and other related products and employs 360 people. The company has three processing plants in Ontario – Port Colborne, Paris and Oakville.

Pinty’s products are found across Canada and in the U.S. under the brands Pinty’s Food Service, Pinty’s Pub & Grill, Pinty’s Eat Well, Pinty’s Perfect Portions and Pinty’s Delicious Food Inc.

The company was founded in 1943 by Ed Pintwala. It supplies its products to restaurants, delis and retailers, and recently introduced a new line of beef burgers, bottled sauces and kettle potato chips.

Olymel says the current employees will stay on and both companies “will continue their activities separately and independently.”

The acquisition is part of Olymel’s strategy to position itself “as the leader of the pork and poultry slaughtering and processing sector” in Canada, says the statement.

Olymel owns seven poultry slaughtering and processing establishments in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick, and distributes its products under the Olymel, Flamingo and Galco brands.

Tri-Mach Goes RED

June 8, 2018

Today, Tri-Mach Group wears RED to show support and participate in RED Day.

What is RED Day?

St. Mary’s Red DAY fundraiser is an opportunity to come together as a community to raise awareness of heart disease as a serious health risk and how it can be prevented. According to the Regional Cardiac Centre, heart disease is the leading cause of death among Canadian women. Every year, heart disease claims the lives of roughly 25,000 women. This is more than the five most prevalent cancers combined. Tri-Mach Group is proud to be part of the RED Day community and is thrilled in the increased RED Day investment for the St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre.

Show your support today and wear RED for the heart of the women you love! #RedDayFriday

For more information on RED Day or to donate to this cause, go to: www.supportstmarys.akaraisin.com

PEI – Cavendish Farms Officially Opened its New Potato Storage Facility

From: Food in Canada

New Annan, PEI – Cavendish Farms has officially opened its new potato storage facility, which will mean the company can supply potatoes year round.

The new facility, says a statement, is 88,000 sq. ft. and has a refrigerated potato storage capacity of 48 million pounds. The facility is split into two separate buildings with each building being 44,000 sq. ft.

Cavendish Farms is using the Tolsma System, which will allow the company to maintain consistent quality potatoes all year for use at its two processing plants on the island.

Robert Irving, president of Cavendish Farms, says in the statement that the state-of-the-art storage “will allow us to continue providing the best quality frozen potato products to our customers.”

A story on CBC.ca (“Cavendish Farms getting major storage upgrades,” by Noah Richardson on July 24, 2017) reports that the new facility will “replace six outdated ones, which are 50 to 60 years old and poorly insulated. They also don’t have refrigeration and lack airflow.” The new facility “will use 35 per cent less fossil fuel than the ones they’re replacing.”

The statement says about 60 people have been working on the site every day since construction began this past May. The majority of the workers are from PEI. The company estimates that just the construction “took 120,000 person hours of work.”

“Our government has set an ambitious target to export $75 billion of agri-food products by 2025,” says Lawrence MacAulay, Canada’s minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

“Here on the Island, our potato farmers will play a key role in achieving this target. With this innovative potato storage facility, our farmers will have more opportunities to sell their products year round, while helping to grow our middle class through good jobs and long-term employment. The impact of this new facility I’m sure will be felt across the Island.”

Canada’s CFIA and USA’s FDA Have Signed a Memorandum of Understanding

From: Food in Canada

College Park, Md. – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have agreed to collaborate.

The two agencies announced in a press release that they “have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will facilitate the sharing of food safety information and data, and enable collaborative research projects.”

For a look at the MOU, click here.

Paul Mayers, vice-president of the Science Branch of the CFIA, says in the statement that the two countries already share a strong tie, which “allows us to work together to find innovative and cooperative ways to share information and data in respect to food safety. This collaborative approach to information sharing builds on our individual strengths while expanding our combined knowledge.”

The purpose of the MOU, which was signed at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition campus, is to help both countries collaborate on food safety science.

The MOU is expected to give scientists on both sides of the border access to greater food safety information and data, which will bolster innovation and advance research.

McCain’s 60th Birthday and a New Production Line

From: Food in Canada 

Florenceville-Bristol, NB – McCain Foods celebrated its 60th business anniversary with the city of Florenceville-Bristol.

The company officially opened its new $65-million state-of-the-art specialty production line, expanding its flagship potato processing facility in the city.  Florenceville-Bristol will see more than 40 new jobs as a result, says a statement from McCain Foods, and the construction of the building added to the economic activity in the region. The facility will also now require an additional 4,000 acres of potatoes, which will be supplied by New Brunswick potato farmers.

The statement says “the new 35,000-sq.-ft. potato specialty production line addition represents the largest capacity expansion investment in Canada in nearly 10 years.”  McCain adds that the investment in New Brunswick reflects the growing demand for frozen potato and potato specialty segments in North America in both grocery retail and foodservice.

McCain was founded in 1957 and continues to be a significant presence in the Canadian frozen potato market segment across retail, and foodservice and quickservice restaurants. The company says its potato products are made from 100 per cent real potatoes grown on farms close to each facility, which are found in New Brunswick, Manitoba and Alberta.

And from its humble beginnings in Florenceville with 30 employees, today it has 20,000 employees who operate out of 53 production facilities on six continents. The company had sales of more than $9 billion and is still family owned.

Canada’s Government is Helping to Expand Hazelnut Orchards in Ontario

From: Food in Canada

Simcoe, Ont. – Canada’s government is helping to expand hazelnut orchards in Ontario. In a statement, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says it has made an investment of almost $500,000 to the Ontario Hazelnut Association (OHA) “to help develop the hazelnut industry.”

Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, says “Launching a hazelnut industry in Ontario is good news for our farmers, our consumers and our economy.  This investment is part of our Government’s plan to support a strong and diverse agri-food sector in Ontario, in order to create good jobs and grow the middle class.”

The investment will help the OHA develop orchard management practices “to enhance early development of hazelnut trees, develop strategies to mitigate drought stress in nursery trees and establish production techniques to multiply hazelnut plants for commercial use.”

The OHA has welcomed the news of the investment, saying in the statement that research so far has helped develop new innovations in micropropagation, variety selection, and orchard management.

Linda Grimo, chair of the OHA, says, “This new crop has enormous potential for Ontario and this support has brought us much closer to realizing our goal of establishing 10,000 hectares in the province by 2027 and creating new economic opportunities for rural communities. We are grateful for our partnerships with the federal and provincial government, the University of Guelph, and Ferrero Canada. We are very proud of the work the University of Guelph has been doing and look forward to future collaborations with both the University of Guelph and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.”

AAFC has partnered with the University of Guelph and Ferrero Canada to work on the project.

FDA Proposes To Extend Compliance Dates For Nutrition Facts Label Final Rules

From: Food Manufacturing

(FDA release; September 29, 2017) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule from July 26, 2018, to Jan. 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales would receive an extra year to comply—until Jan. 1, 2021.

The FDA is committed to making sure that consumers have the facts they need to make informed decisions about their diet and the foods they feed their families. The proposed rule only addresses the compliance dates. The FDA is not proposing any other changes to the Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Size final rules.

The agency is proposing to extend the compliance dates in response to the continued concern that companies and trade associations have shared with us regarding the time needed for implementation of the final rules. These stakeholders expressed concerns about their ability to update all products by the original compliance dates and the importance of obtaining clarification from the FDA on a number of technical issues relating to the final rules.

Pending completion of this rulemaking, we intend to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the current July 26, 2018, and July 26, 2019, compliance dates.

Written or electronic comments on the extension of the compliance dates are being accepted for 30 days, beginning on October 2, 2017. The FDA is only accepting comments on the extension of the compliance dates.

PRESS RELEASE

RE: Tri-Mach Group of Companies Acquires Advance Millwrights Inc.

The Tri-Mach Group of Companies is pleased to announce today the acquisition of Advance Millwrights Inc., a company operating out of Elmira, ON, specializing in millwright services and the design, fabrication and installation of bucket elevators, conveyors and bins for the agricultural, food, foundry, oil and gas and commercial industries. They also specialize in the packaging and material handling of agricultural products, fertilizer, aggregate and cement, and food products.

The acquisition provides immediate benefits to the organization by almost doubling our workforce of skilled tradespeople. It will also provide opportunities for streamlining operations through common synergies in order to remain competitive in the marketplace. It will enable our organizations to continue to grow by providing multi-trade and turn-key solutions through world-class design engineering, custom fabrication, millwrighting, automation, systems integration and plant maintenance.

At present, each company will continue to operate under its own name.

We appreciate the continued cooperation from all of our employees and stakeholders as we work through this transition period.

We would like to warmly welcome Advance Millwrights Inc. as the newest member of the Tri-Mach Group of Companies.

Sincerely,


Harold Whiteside, CPA. CMA.

President & CEO
Tri-Mach Group of Companies

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Tri-Mach Group Inc. is a multi-trade, turn-key solution provider of sanitary equipment and best-in-class services for the food processing, liquid processing, and pharmaceutical industries.

With over 30 years of industry experience, we offer our customers custom solutions to complex problems, saving both time & money. Our services include design engineering, custom stainless steel fabrication, millwrighting, machining, electrical, automation, systems integration, and plant maintenance. Our experience, knowledge, reputation, and commitment to food safety are the keys to our success!

Download the official press release here.

Save Some Dough with Tri-Mach Group Inc.

Save Some Dough

 

Turn to page 63 of this month’s Bakers Journal to see our “Save Some Dough” advertisement!

To learn more about how best-in-class services from Tri-Mach Group can save you time and money, contact us:

Krystal Darling

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
519-744-6565
kdarling@www.tri-mach.com

Kory Graham

Sales Account Manager
519-744-6565
kgraham@www.tri-mach.com

Tri-Mach Group Inc. announces exclusive distribution partnership with A-ONE Manufacturing in Canada

TMG + A-One



Tri-Mach Group Inc. is proud to announce an exclusive distribution partnership with A-ONE Manufacturing, a leading stainless steel fabrication company based in Stafford, Missouri. This strategic relationship establishes Tri-Mach Group Inc. as the exclusive sales, services & parts representatives within Canada.

With nearly 55 years of experience manufacturing stainless steel equipment for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, A-ONE Manufacturing boasts an impressive array of pre-fabricated and custom-built products.

Product offerings from A-ONE Manufacturing, now available from Tri-Mach Group, include:

  • Dumpers
  • Storage Loaders
  • Screw Conveyors
  • Blenders
  • Pallet Lifts
  • Cookers
  • Tanks
  • V Mags
  • Pallet Exchangers
  • Tumblers
  • Racks & Rack Loaders
  • Vat Inverters

This strategic alignment with A-ONE Manufacturing compliments Tri-Mach Group’s mission to providing best-in-class turn-key solutions to the food processing, liquid processing and pharmaceutical industries.

To learn more about how products from A-ONE Manufacturing can complement your processing line, contact:

Krystal Darling
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
519-744-6565
kdarling(at)tri-mach.com
Kory Graham
Sales Account Manager
519-744-6565
kgraham(at)tri-mach.com