Have you contemplated starting a color-coding program in your facility? Have you ever asked yourself the question, why color-code? Even though it is not a standard or requirement, the peace of mind it can give you, regulators & auditors, and ultimately your end consumer has made it one of the biggest industry trends in recent years. Having the proper color-coded products can promote organization and efficient work flow, reduce the risk of cross-contamination, designate critical control areas, and avoid bacterial and allergen migration. By implementing a color-coding program, you’re building a strong foundation for your facility.
As the color-coding industry continues to boom, Nelson-Jameson’s product selection has grown right with it. Our most recent color-coded catalog published this summer features 52-pages of items from the industry’s top manufacturers such as Remco, Carlisle, Rubbermaid, Tingley, and more. Not only do we have a deep selection of products, but our color offerings are also huge. Many of our items have up to 9 colors! Click here for our full selection of color-coded categories.
Wausau Paper was purchased by SCA in early 2017. They have slowly been transitioning to the Tork brand, but we are now in our final stages, which will be affecting all Wausau Paper products. This means the same great paper products you’ve come to know and trust will now be branded as the #1 global tissue brand—Tork. Same great products, same level of service, with new packaging.
The brand migration is a rolling change occurring throughout 2017 and into early 2018. Brands know as Artisan®, DublSoft®, DublNature® and EcoSoft® will transition to the Tork quality tiers of Premium/Advanced/Universal (to clarify, Tork Universal is a quality tier, not a universal product.)
As the companies merged, individual products were reviewed to eliminate duplicate items. If there was a duplicate product, the Wausau Paper item was/will be discontinued and a new Tork item has been created. In other cases, the manufacturer number and packaging are the only change; the Nelson-Jameson Stock Number is still the same.
Case quantities may be affected, which will then affect the case price, but the price per each should remain the same.
Please keep this in mind when ordering and receiving your order acknowledgments.
Same Products—Same Dispensers—New Packaging.
Nelson-Jameson had the chance to sit in with our friends from DSM, producers of the Delvotest line of products, at the World Dairy Expo this Fall in Madison, Wisconsin. This massive show, bringing the dairy farm world together, is a great chance for us to talk with customers and work right alongside our strategic partners at DSM. Delvotests, for those that may not know, are an industry mainstay for testing for antibiotics in milk, a key concern for dairy farmers, milk procurement facilities, and beyond.
The topic of tetracycline drugs dominated the conversations with our customers this year at the booth, due to the recently enacted pilot program for the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) focused ontesting for tetracyclines. We were able to assure customers that they could relax…as Delvotest already takes care of tetracycline concerns, detecting at or below the level identified as safe in the pilot. In fact, Delvotest detects over 33 antibiotic residues at or below safe levels—just in one inexpensive test.
So, for those Delvotest customers that we didn’t get to catch up with in person in Madison this year at the World Dairy Expo, thank you for your continued business and know that Delvotest has you covered!
Click here to check out our Delvotest specialty page.
As our brand continues to grow, so does the size of our facilities and the number of products we carry. An increase in size increases the overall complexity of our day-to-day operations. There are more customer requirements, which in turn increase the attention given to our internal requirements. Recently, two of our branches – Marshfield, WI and Turlock, CA – underwent their annual SQF Audits.
The SQF Institute’s mission is to “deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors, and valued by all stakeholders”. Nelson-Jameson has sought out SQF certification as a means of enacting best practices for our warehouse operations, as well as demonstrating to our customers our dedication to quality and control as Nelson-Jameson grows to take on additional business across the country and across the globe. Currently, Nelson-Jameson is an SQF Level 2 registered company. By definition, level 2 is a certified Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points food safety plan that is benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative.
We are proud to announce that our recent SQF audits scored incredibly high, with Marshfield receiving a 99/100 and Turlock awarded an unprecedented 100/100! We are extremely grateful for everyone on our team involved in the audits for helping to achieve these scores. We are humbled in our recognition of leadership in food safety, and we’ll continue to dedicate ourselves to excellence as your single-source food, dairy, and beverage plant supplier.
Nelson-Jameson would like to send out a big congratulations to one of our partners, Remco Products, for winning the Innovation Award in the Pet Foods Category at the 2017 Process Expo for their new line of Color-Coded Lobby Dustpans!
The Innovation Awards are designed to honor breakthrough products and/or technologies. Products were evaluated based on innovative distinction from other products on the market, benefits to the industry, disruption to the status quo, practicality of implementation, and value for cost. The Lobby Dustpan was awarded the best in its category for Pet Foods, and it also competed as one of three finalists in the Confectionary/Candy/Sweets category.
“Processors need color-coded tools that are durable, hygienically designed and FDA-compliant,” Remco Products President Mike Garrison said. “The Lobby Dustpan Set has seen a high demand since its debut thanks to its ability to fill these challenging customer needs.”
For more information on the Color Coded Lobby Dustpan Set, click here. To see the complete press release from Remco, click here.