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CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the temperatures begin a slow decline towards teeth-chattering conditions in many U.S. regions, PreGel is turning a spotlight on its cold-weather ingredient flavors. The leading distributor of specialty dessert ingredients has transformed some of fall and winter's most delightful flavors into products that create authentic Italian gelato, classic soft serve, and flavorful ice cream.

Adding to PreGel's amazing line of Super Sprint instant flavored powdered mixes are:

Spiced Apple Cider Super Sprint - 305512 
This instant flavored powdered mix duplicates the invigorating burst of undeniable flavor produced by the pure, unfiltered essence of freshly pressed apple cider enhanced with the dominant tastes of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves.

Hot Cocoa with Marshmallow Super Sprint - 305482 
The trending novelty of frozen hot chocolate just exceeded standard expectations with this new hot cocoa flavored powdered mix. The sweet taste of soothing cocoa enhanced by the essence of real marshmallows make every bite of this irresistible classic a moment to savor.

White Peppermint Super Sprint - 305522 
Invigorating, revitalizing, and accurate to taste, PreGel's new White Peppermint Super Sprint instant flavored powdered mix recreates the appeal of freshly picked leaves from the European evergreen perennial. Though peppermint serves as one of the most popular flavors during the holiday season, its profile proves complementary to other flavors enjoyed year-round.

Fall Flavor Super Sprint Pack - 316010 
If the essence of fall could be bundled into a fantastic group of flavors, it would be PreGel's new Fall Flavors Super Sprints Flavor Pack. Bursting with the sweet tart essence of ripe green apple, mouthwatering salted caramel, irresistibly sweet maple syrup, and the ever-appealing "gourdness" of pumpkin spice, the flavor options boast a selection as crisp and colorful as the season.

Pumpkin Spice Super Sprint - 305402 
Spiced to perfection with a lush combination of clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, create America's favorite fall flavor, Pumpkin Spice, with this instant powdered mix.

PreGel's Fall Favorites reMix collection encourages the creation of niche flavors such as caramel macchiato, pumpkin latte, and caramel apple, perfect for the autumn season. Mixing two PreGel Super Sprint flavors easily allows gelato artisans to create an irresistible new menu option. Categories include Coffee House and Fall Favorites.

Outside of the PreGel Super Sprint line, the company also offers the impeccable taste of Europe's famous spekulatius cookie in a quality Traditional Paste:

PreGel is dedicated to supplying outstanding specialty dessert ingredients, as well as unparalleled learning experiences that aid chefs of all skill levels with properly using its products. With state-of-the-art International Training Centers in Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Chicago, IL, and PreGel's 5-Star Pastry Series®, created for advanced chefs, the company lends itself as a dedicated resource for ongoing training, recipe inspiration, and professional guidance. Class registration is available via www.pregeltraining.com/.

Imagery and other marketing material can be found on PreGel America's Resources page.

For more information, visit www.pregelamerica.com.

 
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Global standards facilitate universal food and consumer safety and success

Celebrating its 25th year in business, Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation has built a reputation for being a supplier of packaging materials, and a resource for packaging solutions.  Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to food safety and consumer health, Flair HQ’s Food Safety Management System was recently recognized by FSSC22000, a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized food safety certification standard.

GFSI is an industry-driven initiative dedicated to reducing food safety risks throughout the food industry.  As with BRC, SQF and ISF PACsecure which are also recognized by GFSI, the FSSC22000 certification confirms the presence of exceptional food safety management systems that are aligned with customers’ and potential customers’ internal safety standards.  Based on ISO, FSSC 22000 allows a company to easily align with other ISO standards such as ISO 9001 on quality management, ISO 14000 on environmental management, ISO 31000 on risk management, and many more internationally recognized industry standards. It also allows a company to address unique regional requirements and regulations. 

“FSSC 22000 recognized the safety programs we’ve been following in addition to protocols implemented since the enactment of FSMA and increasing customer requests for more stringent food safety systems. Moreover, because it is a scientific and systemic approach, it provides ongoing evaluation that illustrates areas for improvement,” notes Bernard Lee, Flair’s food safety and compliance manager.  Lee recognizes the renewal process as a step toward continuous development as it will drive the annual review and revision of the overall food safety programs and policies.  “FSSC 22000 certifies that our food safety practices are the strongest in the industry, demonstrates our outstanding level of product safety, and confirms that our systems and processes have been independently verified against recognized industry standards.”

Flair pursued this voluntary certification as a critical component of our food safety culture and to emphasize our dedication to ensuring the quality and safety of products. Commenting on the certification, Flair vice president of corporate operations, Cheryl Miller, stated, “This was a tremendous undertaking for Flair and I am very proud of all of the hard work that went into achieving this certification, particularly from our Food Safety task force.” 

The certification process also serves to instill a greater awareness of quality and safety measures in in the minds and the hearts of the facility’s employees.  Brian Sudbury, Flair Calgary’s operations manager notes, “The entire Calgary team in all departments is diligently vigilant to protect our product and is keenly watchful of all things food safety related.”

Commitment to safety is only one element of Flair’s “beyond packaging” philosophy.  “Flair is a privately owned company offering a unique combination of technology and agility that creates a truly customer-driven environment in which companies can discover solutions that will help grow their product and build their brand.”  Flair’s marketing communications specialist, RJ Foster, continues, “Our experience and access to technologies allow us to be innovative in terms of design, and responsive to customers’ needs. With equal emphasis on science, service, and safety, our goal is not to sell what we’re making, but to develop the solutions manufacturers are seeking…to provide resources beyond expectations and facilitate success beyond packaging.”

 
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The Product Inspection Division of METTLER TOLEDO has announced a new case study that shows how product inspection technology can facilitate  consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) growth. The full press release is below and an image is attached. If you need more information, please contact: Daniela Verhaeg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0) 1763 25 7918. 

New Case Study Shows How Product Inspection Technology Facilitates CPG Growth

The burgeoning consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) marketplace is predicted to double in size from $8 trillion in 2014 to $14 trillion by 2025[1]. As CPG brand-owners continue to outsource manufacturing and packaging functions, growth opportunities for reputable co-packers are abundant. In Canada, it is estimated that 60% of all household cupboards contain a nationally-branded product packaged by Rex Pak - the largest independent co-packer of dry powdered goods.

Rex Pak attributes the success in growth to its expertise in blending powdered and dry bulk products to produce packaged food including rice, pasta, soup powder mixes and sugar - all to a brand’s exact requirements. The company also prides itself on being flexible to be able to handle a range of products at one time and its tried-and-tested, rigorous Quality Assurance (QA) processes.  

A full suite of Mettler-Toledo product technology solutions facilitates the high level of QA needed throughout the production process from chemical analysis of powders in the lab to inspecting the final package. This ensures compliance with food safety standard: Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) Level 2 certification. Plus, the company has met Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HAACP) guidelines and individual retailer QA requirements. Here, is an overview of the technology which provides QA:

End-to-End Quality Assurance

In the Lab: Mettler-Toledo Titrator Excellent T5 system analyses chemicals to ensure the concentration matches customers’ specifications. Additional Mettler-Toledo lab equipment conducts further analysis and sampling testing.

During Production: Metter-Toledo checkweigher’s provide high precision weighing of pouch fills in real-time.

End of Line: A checkweigher checks the final weights. This is complemented by three integrated Mettler-Toledo x-ray systems (1 x X33 and 2 x X36) to inspect filled, sealed and weighed bags for unwanted contaminants and complete product integrity.

 
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Schwerzenbach, Switzerland, September 27th, 2017 – The updated UV/VIS Excellence spectrophotometers from METTLER TOLEDO can now measure spectra and color simultaneously, streamlining analyses. The Excellence series supports frequently used color scales such as CIE L*a*b* and L*u*v, Tristimulus, Hunter Lab, Chromaticity (x, y), APHA, Pt/Co, Hazen, Yellowness Index, Saybolt, Gardner, EBC, ASBC and Hess-Ives.

METTLER TOLEDO's OneClick™ user interface enables analysis of sample color and other qualities within seconds; the addition of LabX software completes the toolbox, for a solution that supports data integrity and regulatory compliance.

Automation
METTLER TOLEDO InMotion sample changers are compatible with a diverse portfolio of analytical instruments. With the new version of Excellence spectrophotometers, InMotion sample changers can now also automate spectroscopic analyses of large numbers of samples. Samples are transferred to the spectrophotometer via peristaltic pump, then measured in a flow cell, providing the user with a fully automated workflow that includes cleaning steps.

LabX 2018
The release of LabX 2018, which accompanies the new Excellence spectrophotometers, adds workflow flexibility and supports compliance with regulations such as 21 CFR Pt 11. Together, LabX 2018 and the updated Excellence series permit the automation of a research group's custom UV/VIS protocols. With integrated calculations, reports and data-management, operators' and lab managers' time is saved, and the risk of transcription errors minimized.

For more information visit www.mt.com/uvvis

 

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