Warnex Signs up Canada's Largest Dairy Cooperative as Genevision(R) Customer
Warnex Inc. has announced that Agropur Cooperative, Canada's largest dairy cooperative, will be using Warnex's state-of-the-art Genevision(R) technology to monitor the safety of its products.
Under the terms of the agreement, Agropur will use Genevision equipment to test for the presence of Salmonella and Listeria for a period of 10 years. With Agropur added to our group of Genevision customers, we now cover most major food processing sectors, including beef, pork, turkey, chicken, and now dairy, with major customers in both Canada and the U.S., said Mark Busgang, President and CEO of Warnex.
This particular 10-year agreement with an industry leader like Agropur underscores the type of enthusiasm and commitment we are seeing for the Genevision system. The Genevision Rapid Pathogen Detection System uses Real-Time PCR technology to rapidly and accurately determine the presence of pathogens in food. The system's advantages include the simultaneous detection of multiple pathogens, as well as the processing of samples within 24 to 48 hours, a significant improvement over traditional tests that require 5 to 7 days.
Our success in building a company with approximately $2 billion in revenue, 4,300 members, 3,000 employees, 20 plants, and processing 1.8 billion litres of milk per year has been predicated on our solid reputation for consistently offering high quality products, said Mr. Michel Leclair, Agropur's Vice-President of Quality Assurance. We are committed to being leaders on all of our key business fronts and the Genevision system will allow us to deliver on that commitment as it relates to our quality control efforts. Agropur products are marketed under such well-known brands as Oka, Québon, Sealtest, Natrel, and Yoplait.
Source : Warnex Inc. [Canada]
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Posted on February 15, 2005