MINNEAPOLIS, MN and GUELPH, ON, Canada, May 16 /CNW/ - MOCON, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MOCO) and the Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) have
partnered to establish a certified permeation testing lab at GFTC.
GFTC will now operate the first MOCON-certified test facility in Canada,
and only the second non-MOCON owned and operated in the world. (The
first was in partnership with Hemetek, Mumbai, India.) The two
MOCON-certified facilities are in addition to the four company-owned
and operated laboratory locations (Minneapolis, Austin, Texas, Germany
"Our partnership with the well-respected GFTC, will now enable Canadian
food and beverage brand owners to have access to the gold standard in
permeation testing in their own back yard," said Alan Shema, product
manager for consulting and testing services, MOCON.
GFTC will now offer material and finished flexible package testing on
MOCON's highly-sensitive oxygen (Ox-Tran®) and moisture (Permatran®)
permeation units. Not only do the units offer greater sensitivity but
also higher throughput than what was previously available at GFTC.
Additionally, packages can be tested at specific humidity levels and
"GFTC is a global leader in food safety, training, quality and technical
solutions. We offer the most up-to-date knowledge to leading companies
in the food and beverage industry. Upgrading our capability as a
MOCON-certified lab is just one more way we can offer leading-edge
services to our members," said Carol Zweep, manager, packaging and
labelling services, GFTC.
In addition to the state-of-the-art equipment, certification means that
GFTC's technicians have been trained on MOCON's corporate test lab
methods/protocols and record keeping to insure equivalency.
"MOCON certification assures that companies using GFTC's facility will
get the same level of service and quality they would find at our U.S.
headquarters," Shema says. "MOCON will be responsible for maintaining
the equipment to make sure that it continues to meet operational
For Canadian companies interested in purchasing MOCON instrumentation
for their own facility, the GFTC lab gives them a chance to demo
instrumentation in a geographically-convenient location before
committing to a purchase. The facility also will target multinational
brand owners who want to make sure that the testing standards they have
established in other parts of the world can be repeated in Canada.
About Guelph Food Technology Centre
GFTC is a world leader in food industry solutions, helping companies
along the entire food value chain compete globally by strengthening
their business foundation including products, processes and people.
Each year, GFTC assists more than 1,500 companies, providing
confidential services in food safety, quality consulting and auditing,
training, product development, packaging, labelling and sustainability.
For more information, visit www.gftc.ca.
MOCON is a leading provider of instrumentation and consulting and
laboratory services to medical, pharmaceutical, food and other
industries worldwide. See www.mocon.com for more information.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a
number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such
forward-looking statements include but are not limited to:
uncertainties relating to competition and technological change,
setbacks in product development program, slower-than-anticipated
customer acceptance of new products, dependence on certain key
industries, risk associated with the Company's acquisition strategy and
international operations, and other factors set forth in the Company's
filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE Guelph Food Technology Centre
For further information:
| Contact info: |
| Guy Wray || Carol Zweep |
| MOCON, Inc. || Guelph Food Technology Centre |
| 7500 Mendelssohn Ave. North || 88 McGilvray Street |
| Minneapolis, MN 55428 U.S.A. || Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada |
| Phone: (763) 493-7228 || Phone: (519) 821-1246, ext. 5019 |
| Fax: 763-493-6358 || Fax: (519) 836-1281 |
| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org || Email: email@example.com |