Good Morning David,
I wanted to reach out to you to express my gratitude from myself and everyone at Azure Standard/ Azure Farm for the gracious assistance your organization provided to our company over the last year.
The professional relationship we forged with the North West Food Processors Association was crucial to the successful SQF level 2 certification attainment our facility just received. Your team provided key mentoring, guidance and true enthusiasm along the way.
Every team member on your staff proved at every turn in the road why a food processor should be a member of your esteemed association.
Please see the attached copy of our certificate for your review. We're already engaging in new business opportunities that would not be otherwise presented to us with out this important certification. If you're ever in the area of Dufur, Oregon, I would love to give you tour of our humble Flour Mill.
If you'd like to share our success story on your website or publications, please feel free to do so. Also please pass along our thanks to your hardworking staff! They certainly deserve it. I really can't say enough to show our gratitude.
Thank you Sir, and have a great day!
Robert M. Wymore | Azure Farm Mill Manager
Azure Standard - Azure Farm
ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced that its Lamb Weston business will expand operations at its facility in Boardman, Oregon. The $30 million investment will add additional processing capacity for making formed products such as hash brown patties and potato puffs, ConAgra said. The addition of the line at the company’s existing facility is expected to add 50 jobs.
Wow! We're so proud of Evann Remington of NWFPA member Fresh N' Local Foods on her recognition as the 2015 Outstanding Young Professional at the First Citizen Awards from the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.
Evann's infectious energy makes her a delight to work with on critical issues that affect Oregon's food and beverage companies. Fresh N' Local's mission to bring nutritious, local food to kids across the region is inspiring! Congratulations and thank you for you hard work, Evann!
See the suprise video here:
March 15, 2016. Portland OR – In a recent survey of agricultural, food and beverage businesses, the most frequent answer to the question, “What keeps you awake at night?” was food safety and pathogen issues. In response, the Northwest Food Processors Association, along with the Alliance for Listeriosis Prevention, is hosting a Pacific Northwest Listeria Control Workshop, May 2-3, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.
Topics will cover environmental monitoring programs, sampling protocols, equipment challenges, troubleshooting and crisis preparedness. Among the presenters are Dr. Mickey Parish, senior advisor of the Federal Drug Administration; Donna Garren, vice president of regulatory and technical affairs, American Frozen Foods Institute; Dr. John Butts, president, Food Safety and Design; Kate Woods, vice president of the Northwest Horticulture Council; and Dr. Dave Gombas, vice president of technical services, United Fresh Produce Association.
We're proud to share that Brian Campbell, NWFPA Director of Food Safety & Policy, has been appointed to the Board of the Western Association of Food & Drug Officials (WAFDO)!