With so many services being exhibited at the IFT Food Expo this month, not everything could be covered in the May issue of Food Technology, so here are additional brief descriptions of some of the exhibits, from software developers to book publishers.

Food safety and quality services available include process-based food safety and quality audits, retail food safety and quality audits, food safety laboratory services, food safety training, and food safety advisory services. NSF-Cook & Thurber, 789 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (phone 800-NSF-MARK, fax 734-827-7768, www.nsf.org), Booth 6407

Statistical quality control software for charting and analysis is available for all aspects of production from plant floor data collection to customer acceptance programs. Quality Analyst provides SQC charting and analysis, procedure automation, and system integration capabilities. Quality Web Server supplies SQC charts and reports to Intranet/Extranet Web pages. Quality Monitor provides plant floor operator interface, data collection, and real-time SPC charts. And Quality Monitor Supervisor is a supervisory program for Quality Monitor workstations. The software features a full-screen visual designer. Customized data entry screens can be built using a drag-and-drop, point-and-click interface. Pre-configured templates are also available. Flexibility in design allows data collection and analysis to be standardized to match standard operating procedures and customer requirements. Northwest Analytical Inc., 519 S.W. Park Ave., 519 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 (phone 503-224-7727, fax 503-224-5236, www.nwasoft.com), Booth 5145

Contract laboratory services available include microbiology and chemistry testing, nutrition labeling, sensory evaluation, and pilot-plant processing services. Sensory services include difference and acceptance testing, descriptive analysis, and consumer guidance testing. R-Tech Laboratories, P.O. Box 64101, St. Paul, MN 55164 (phone 651-481-2668, fax 651-481-2002, www.rtechlabs.com), Booth 8513

Online employment service, JobSpectrum.org, focuses on job seekers and job opportunities in the chemical sciences, including food, biotechnology, environmental sciences, materials, and pharmaceutical sciences. JobSpectrum.org, American Chemical Society, 1155 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 (phone 202-872-4524, fax 202-776-8187, www.jobspectrum.org), Booth 4242

Food safety and quality information is available in Food Safety magazine. The bimonthly publication features contributions from food and beverage industry leaders who discuss the regulatory environment, technologies, trends, and management strategies essential when applying science-based solutions to assure food safety and quality. Food Safety, 1945 W. Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201 (phone 818-842-4777, fax 818-769-2939), Booth 1632

Contract manufacturing and packaging services available include organic certified, non-GMO, Kosher, and Kosher for Passover, as well as product development assistance. US Foods, LLC, 4343 N.W. 38th St., Lincoln, NE 68524 (phone 402-470-2021, fax 402-470-3549, www.u-sfoods. com), Booth 7907

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Food facility design services include total design services for new facilities, plant renovations and expansions, master planning services, and remedial design. Webber/Smith Assocs. Inc., 1857 William Penn Way, Ste. 200, Lancaster, PA 17601 (phone 717-291-2266, fax 717-291-4401, www.webbersmith.com), Booth 6040

Laboratory services available include pathogen detection, nutrition labeling, GMO detection, allergen screening, challenge studies/ shelf-life studies, and plant sanitation/HACCP audits. Q Laboratories, Inc., 1400 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45214-1606 (phone 513-471-1300, fax 513-471-5600, www.qlaboratories.com), Booth 5001

Contract snack manufacturing is available to grocery chains and large food companies. Extrusion shapes used for multiple applications can be eaten alone, used as a snack mix inclusion, or used as a salad/soup topping and can be flavored with either sweet or savory flavors. Wyandot Inc., 135 Wyandot Ave., Marion, OH 43302 (phone 740-383-4031, fax 740-387-9751, www.wyandotsnacks.com), Booth 6536

Food formulation and labeling software, TechWizard™, offers product development, nutrition labeling, least-cost food formulation, and batching in one software package. Version 3 is tailormade to meet the needs of those involved in development, quality management, regulation, sale, or manufacture of food products. It has the capability to use product analysis results or a product nutrition label and ingredient list to develop an equivalent formulation. It can evaluate all ingredients in a food product and quickly come up with reformulations that reduce cost and meet quality specifications in a matter of seconds. It also makes it easy to prepare a nutrition label and ingredient declaration for any food product. Owl Software, 2301 Wood St., Lancaster, PA 17603 (phone 717-399-9215, fax 717-399-9218, www.owlsoft.com), Booth 2010

Product development software, ProductVision® 4.0, is specifically designed for the food and beverage industry to streamline the development process. Modules are available for formula management, nutrition labeling, regulatory compliance, audit tracking, approval trouting, and user-defined events automation. With the software, users are able to manage all aspects of the product development process, such as recipe creation, specification management, nutritional analysis, test/analysis procedures, and regulatory compliance. It eliminates the need for multiple systems, such as spreadsheets, databases, and additional software packages, and gives users a single source of information. Advanced Software Designs, 1350 Elbridge Payne Rd. Ste. 150, Chesterfield, MO 63017 (phone 314-532-6021, fax 314-532-2935, www.asdsoftware.com), Booth 5938

Customized pest-prevention services are available. Orkin Pest Control, 2170 Piedmont Rd., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324 (phone 404-888-2000, fax 404-888-2012, www.acurid.com), Booth 2838

Custom pasta manufacturing uses the finest semolina durum to produce a product with superior performance and consistency. Pasta is customized to meet the requirements of each customer. Pasta USA, Inc., P.O. Box 7399, Spokane, WA 99207 (phone 509-489-7219, fax 509-489-2848, www.pastausa.com), Booth 2645

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Information about sunflower applications is available. NuSun sunflower oil is said to provide superior taste and performance without hydrogenation. Also featured are samples of nutritious sunflower kernels. National Sunflower Association, 4023 State St., Bismarck, ND 58503 (phone 701-328-5105, fax 701-328-5101, www.sunflowernsa.com), Booth 8405

Laboratory services available include lutein and chloramphenicol testing, as well as chemistry, microbiology, nutrition labeling, shelf life, and environmental testing. Michelson, Labs. Inc., 6280 Chalet Dr., Commerce, CA 90040 (phone 562-928-0553, 562-927-6625, www.michelsonlab.com), Booth 7125

Reference publications—directories and databases in the business, health, and demographic fields—available include Thomas Food & Beverage Market Place, a buying guide for the food and beverage industry. Thomas Food and Beverage Market Place/Grey House Publishing, 185 Millerton Rd., P.O. Box 860, Millerton, NY 12546 (phone 518-789-8700, 518-789-0556, www.TFIR.com), Booth 5142

Custom pasta production facility provides fast, reliable execution from bench samples, to sales samples, to first commercial production. Capabilities include standard pasta, low-moisture pasta, thin-wall pasta for quick-cooking and microwave applications, and organic pasta. The system can utilize a wide range of raw materials, additives, and enrichments to achieve functionality, flavoring, coloring, and health claims. The company’s fourth North American (and fifth worldwide) manufacturing and distribution facility is being built in Arizona. It will have a capacity of about 100 million lb and is expected to be in operation in the fourth quarter of this year. American Italian Pasta Co., 4100 N. Mulberry Dr., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64116-0696 (phone 816-584-5658, fax 816-584-5758, www.aipc.com), Booth 1724

Information on business, new product development, and manufacturing operations are available in Food Processing magazine. Coverage is given to every major food and beverage segment. Also featured will be Wellness Foods, which focuses the nutraceutical food and beverage market. Food Processing & Wellness Foods, 555 W. Pierce Rd., Ste. 301, Itasca, IL 60143(phone 630-467-1300, fax 630-467-1179, www.foodprocessing.com, www.wellnessfoodnet.com), Booth 7300

Laboratory and expert consultation services available include food safety audits, customized educational and crisis management programs, regulatory support, and full-service microbiological and chemical testing. Food Safety Net Services Ltd., 221 W. Rhapsody, San Antonio, TX 78216 (phone 210-308-0675 ,fax 210-308-8730), Booth 8528 

Custom nutrient systems are available from a comprehensive selection of nutrients associated with health and wellness. Fortitech Inc., Riverside Technology Park, 2105 Technology Dr., Schenectady, NY 12308 (phone 518-372-5155, fax 518-372-5599, www.fortitech.com), Booth 3724  

Custom food equipment services available include concept development, design, debugging, installation, and integration. Foster-Miller Inc., 195 Bear Hill Rd., Waltham, MA 02154 (phone 781-684-4172, fax 781-290-0693, www.foster-miller.com), Booth 2542

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GMO testing is among the analytical services available. GeneScan USA Inc., 101 Woodland Hwy, Belchase, LA 70037 (phone 504-398-0940, fax 504-398-0945, www.gmotesting.com), Booth 7723

Chromatographic pattern recognition software, Pirouette Lite Predict, automates pattern matching of chromatograms so that routine quality issues do not require sample-by-sample human interaction. Other software products will also be highlighted. Infometrix Inc., P.O. Box 1528, (phone 425-402-1450, fax 425-402-1040, www.infometrix.com), Booth 6144

Information products and services available include Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA). Also featured will be www.FoodScienceCentral.com, which offers free and subscription-based products and services, including a Web implementation of FSTA. International Food Information Service, Lane End House, Shinfield Rd., Shinfield, UK (phone +44 118 988 3895, www.ifis.org), Booth 5935  

Information on food safety and nutrition is available. Also featured will be the bimonthly newsletter Food Insight. International Food Information Council, 1100 Connecticut Ave. N.W., #430, Washington, DC 20036 (phone 202-296-6540, fax 202-296-6547, www.ific.org), Booth 7705  

IFT Press is a major new book series being launched jointly by IFT and Blackwell Publishing. Development has already begun on the first IFT Press handbooks and textbooks, with the first titles to be available in 2003. Blackwell Publishing and its subsidiary Iowa State Press publish scientific and technical books in the fields of food science and technology, food safety, nutrition, dietetics, agricultural and biosystems engineering, plant and animal sciences, and veterinary science. Iowa State Press, 2121 State Ave., Ames, IA 50014-8300 (phone 800-862-6657 ext. 625, fax 515-292-3348, www.iowastatepress.com), Booth 8041  

Scientific staffing services are available on a temporary, project, and full-time basis in virtually any scientific industry. More than 1,000 classes are also available online. Kelly Scientific Resources, 999 West Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084 (phone 248-244-4720, 248-244-4360, www.kellyscientific.com), Booth 4434

Analyses—microbiological, organic, and inorganic—available include Salmonella, proximates, dry milk grading, nutrition labeling, cholesterol, vitamins, and minerals. Minnesota Valley Testing Labs Inc., 1126 North Front St., New Ulm, MN 56073 (phone 507-354-8517 or 800-782-3557, fax 507-359-2890, www.mvtl.com), Booth 7038

Food safety software available includes TALKitUP voice-activated data-recording software. With the use of a portable headset, users interact with a PC while doing other tasks with their hands, so a user may record food temperatures without writing the data on a clipboard or going to a computer to input the data. It was designed to ease HACCP record keeping by providing a simple method to create task lists and guide employees. Norback Ley & Associates LLC, 3022 Woodland Trail, Middleton, WI 53562 (phone 608-233-3814, fax 608-233-3895, www.norbackley.com), Booth 3320

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Nutraceutical magazine includes information on new product launches, marketing trends, ingredient sourcing, packaging, manufacturing equipment, and industry trends.

Nutraceuticals World, 70 Hilltop Rd., Ramsey, NJ 07446 (phone 201-825-2552, fax 201-825-0553, www.nutraceuticalsworld.com ), Booth 5128

Nutrient information resource, Nutritional Outlook, includes the Internet Resource Directory, a handy navigation tool that highlights Web sites of suppliers to the nutritional supplement market. Nutritional Outlook, 11444 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 900, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (phone 310-445-3724, fax 310-445-3799, www.nutritionaloutlook.com), Booth 4235

Scientific and technical advice is available from Food and Drug Administration veterans and industry experts. Phoenix Regulatory Associates, Ltd., 21525 Ridgetop Cir., Ste. 240, Sterling, VA 20166 (phone 703-406-0906, fax 703-406-9513, www.phoenixrising.com), Booth 7703

Food and ingredient testing services available include assays for nutrition labeling, fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. A full-service microbiology laboratory provides pathogen and spoilage testing, including tests for Salmonella, Listeria, and Escherichia coli 0157:H7. Shelf life and microbial challenge studies are also offered. Ralston Analytical Labs., Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO 63164 (phone 314-982-3841, fax 314-982-1078, www.ralstonanalytical.com), Booth 5914

Market research and consulting services available include VOC—Voice of the Consumer, a flexible, interactive bridge between focus groups and product tests designed to focus product development and marketing prior to large-scale testing. Tragon Corp., 365 Convention Way, Redwood City, CA 94063 (phone 800-841-1177 or 650-365-1833, fax 650-365-3737, www.tragon.com), Booth 3713

Web-based food safety services available include auditing, training, and consulting for GMPs, HACCP, and total quality systems. Steritech, 9191 Towne Centre Dr., Ste. 365, San Diego, CA 92122 (phone 858-535-2040, fax 858-535-2043, www.steritech.com), Booth 1000

Research and technical services available include assistance in finding the right instrumentation, equipment, chemicals, replacement parts, and support services such as calibration, repair, and training. Cole-Parmer Instrument Co., 625 E. Bunker Ct., (phone 800-323-4340, fax 847-247-2929, www.coleparmer.com), Booth 1714

Regulatory, legislative, and scientific support services are available for functional foods manufacturers and marketers. Council for Responsible Nutrition, 1875 Eye Street N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006, (phone 202-872-1488, fax 202-872-9594, www.crnusa.org), Booth 3930

Product development software, WinChem®, is available to food, beverage, flavor, and fragrance companies. It covers new product development and regulatory management. Selerant Corp., 45 Main St., Ste. 601, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (phone 718-260-8037, fax 718-260-8038, www.selerant.com), Booth 5848

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