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Become a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” Today!

In Nelson-Jameson’s continued commitment to provide industry professionals with the latest in food science and food safety education, we’ve partnered with Cherney Microbiological Services to offer a brand new course offering!  The upcoming “FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food” is a class that will be of special interest to those in plant operations, and will focus on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance.  As an added bonus, Nelson-Jameson customers will receive a 5% discount, simply by mentioning “Nelson Jameson” when registering!

Image courtesy Cherney Microbiological Services.

Continuing Food Safety Education through FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course

The Food Safety Modernization Act is the most extensive change to food safety laws in 70 years, shifting the industry perspective from a reactive to a proactive approach when addressing and preventing food contamination. The new regulations require specified activities to be completed by a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls.” The FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course helps support both compliance with FSMA and provides FDA-recognized training for your designated Preventive Controls Qualified Individual. This standardized course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in partnership with the FDA, and the lead instructors and course content and materials are FSPCA-approved.

The FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course is a great fit for quality directors, managers, supervisors and practitioners who will be responsible for managing his or her company’s Food Safety Plan under FSMA.  This course will be held March 29th-31st, 2016, at Cherney Microbiological Services in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The cost is $800, but be sure to mention “Nelson Jameson” while registering to receive a 5% discount!  To register, please click HERE.


Nelson-Jameson Team Member Wins Scholarship

178f7b62-142f-4f5b-a385-9b8dffe132b2At Nelson-Jameson, we like to remain involved and in-the-know. We offer continued training for our employees, attend and exhibit at many trade shows, and are involved in networking, educational and philanthropic organizations that range from community-minded to industry-oriented. One of these trade associations to which Nelson-Jameson belongs is FISA, the Food Industry Suppliers Association.

FISA is trade group dedicated to promoting distribution in high purity industries, such as food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal care and biotechnology. Its members are comprised of distributors and manufacturers who go to market through distribution. Nelson-Jameson has been involved with FISA since its inception more than 50 years ago, and we’ve found tremendous value in the networking and educational opportunities provided by FISA.

One of these opportunities involves the University of Innovative Distribution, a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Sponsored by FISA and other leading industrial trade organizations and in cooperation with Purdue University, UID provides a world-renowned educational experience to wholesale distribution professionals. FISA provides two annual scholarships to UID that are open to employees of member organizations, and we are proud to announce that a Nelson-Jameson team member has once again been awarded one of these scholarships.

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Congratulations go to Devon Vogel, our Inventory Solutions Supply Chain Manager/MRO Product Manager, who will be attending UID this March via scholarship. Devon hopes “to use the information gained (at UID) to become a more efficient and innovative category manager, as well as (to become) a positive female role model for other women who are interested in going into the industry.” She’d like to use her educational experience to “contribute to (Nelson-Jameson)…and to providing solutions in the (overall) supply chain.” We couldn’t be prouder of Devon, and are excited to learn from her educational and developmental experiences at UID!

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Nelson-Jameson Inc., Kaestner LLC, and Valcour Process Technologies enter partnership to bring expanded offerings to the U.S. Cheese and Dairy Production Markets

MARSHFIELD, WIS., October 8, 2015 – Nelson-Jameson — one of the largest distributors to the US cheese production market — and its sister company Kaestner LLC — a field service, PM programs, and project solutions provider — are entering a strategic partnership with Valcour Process Technologies. Valcour specializes in offering process technologies, equipment, systems, lines, and project solutions for the cheese, yogurt, and dairy production markets.

Valcour will be working directly with the sales teams at Nelson-Jameson and Kaestner to expand their market reach and breadth of offering to customers. Kaestner will also offer services, spare parts, and preventative maintenance programs to Valcour to better serve their customers.

All three companies will work together to provide better solutions to cheese manufacturers.

Nelson-Jameson, Inc. has been an integrated supplier for the food industry since 1947. Product lines include safety & personnel, production & material handling, sanitation & janitorial, processing & flow control, laboratory & QA/QC, and bulk packaging & ingredients. The company is headquartered in Marshfield, Wisconsin, with other locations in Turlock, California; Twin Falls, Idaho; York, Pennsylvania; Dumas, Texas; and Chicago, Illinois. For more information visit, www.nelsonjameson.com.


Congratulations to Our 1000th Subscriber!

1000subscriberforblogDrumroll please…Nelson-Jameson has our 1000th e-newsletter subscriber!

Paula Tofil of Welcome Farms, LLC in East Aurora, New York, is the proud winner of a “swag bag” filled with Nelson-Jameson-branded items. Paula said that she signed up for our newsletter because Welcome Farms is “a very young goat farm that is looking to become a farmstead creamery”.

After retiring from a career in international business five years ago, she and her husband bought a 150-acre farm so that she could pursue her “passion for goat cheese”. They spent the first few years developing a herd of dairy goats to meet their ideals in regards of butterfat and temperament, and now have a herd of “approximately 50 purebred Nubian, Lamancha and Oberhasli girls working with (them) to provide delicious milk”.

Paula has spent her precious little down time studying cheesemaking. In nearly every case, Nelson-Jameson was recommended by her instructors as “THE place to get the supplies (she) would require once (she) makes the jump to cheesemaking on a commercial level”. She says that she has yet to place her first order but she can see from our catalog and website that most of her commercial plant needs will be filled by Nelson-Jameson, and is looking forward to a “long and mutually beneficial relationship with (us)”.

If you’re like Paula and want to learn more about supply chain happenings, food industry news and product promotions, sign up for Nelson-Jameson’s newsletter here.

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Nelson-Jameson, Inc. Employees Raise Funds for Co-Worker

IMG_5840Lon check2MARSHFIELD, WIS., Sept. 14, 2015 – When Lon Krause of Marshfield, Wisconsin created a GoFundMe online fundraising campaign in May, his co-workers and employer knew they wanted to help.

Krause, 45, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy when he was 13 years old. He has recently reached a major turning point in the progression of the disease, including limited ability to stand and the need for a lift device. For several years, Krause has been using a power wheelchair, but it required numerous repairs. In addition to needing a lift device and new wheelchair, Krause’s home and vehicle demanded modifications as well.

The employees of Nelson-Jameson, Inc., where Krause is employed as an Export Coordinator, decided they needed to step up and help one of their own. The “Keep Lon Moving” committee was formed in June and the fundraising started right away. Some of the fund raisers included a basket raffle at the company picnic, weekly break room bake sales, silent auction, luncheons, bean bag tournament and 50/50 raffles. Sue Krings, credit manager at Nelson-Jameson, Inc., said, “Everyone contributed so willingly because they knew who it was going to help and that all the funds would be greatly appreciated.”

With the help of generous local businesses and Krause’s co-workers, family and friends, the committee raised over $10,000 in just a few short months. “I am overwhelmed by the support of my coworkers and everyone involved.  The efforts and donations made truly reflect the kind of company this is and I feel honored and proud to be a part of it.  I hope to continue to be a part of this generous ‘family’ environment as long as I can,” said Krause.

Nelson-Jameson, Inc. kindly matched the committee’s efforts and Krause received a check for $20,622 at a company event on September 18. Adam Nelson, vice president of technology at Nelson-Jameson, Inc., said, “Nelson-Jameson has always considered itself a family company and tries to promote that culture, but to see everyone here come together as a family to support Lon in such a generous and heartfelt manner was truly gratifying.”

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