On December 1, 2020, Washington, DC-based ACON Investments, L.L.C. and its affiliates (“ACON”) announced the acquisition of Novipax.
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Novipax has a long history serving some of the largest protein processors, tray manufacturers, distributors and grocery chains through its four manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Mississippi and California.
Keith Schroeder, CEO of Novipax, said, “Our team is excited to partner with ACON to leverage their experience and relationships across our core and adjacent markets and beyond. We are further excited about ACON’s plan to invest in our manufacturing facilities, sustainable materials and our growth as we continue to create new and innovative products and find ways to better serve both existing and new customers.”
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Food safety and freshness are top priorities in retail grocery meat, poultry, seafood and produce departments. Every effort is made throughout the supply chain to maintain the freshness, quality and safety of packaged meat, poultry, seafood and produce products.
To help food processors and retail grocers maintain the safety, appearance, and marketability of packaged meat, poultry, seafood and produce, Novipax launched UltraZapXtendaPak, a revolutionary active absorbent.
Developed by a team of food industry and packaging experts, UltraZapXtendaPak maintains the food product’s organoleptic features – smell, color and texture – through a technologically advanced, proprietary system.
Moisture from the packaged protein is absorbed by the UltraZapXtendaPak absorbent pad, which then produces a steady stream of CO2 gas inside the package.
CO2 gas “wraps” itself around the protein creating an envelope that helps retard the growth of spoilage bacteria present on the surface of the meat. Plus, a second anti-microbial ingredient reduces the bacteria growth inside the absorbent pad and in the purge.
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With a 60+ year heritage of industry leadership, Novipax is firmly committed to adhere to the industry’s best manufacturing, operations and management practices.
Each of the company’s four manufacturing facilities is audited annually to ensure that our tray and absorbent packaging products adhere to the highest food quality standards.
Our absorbent manufacturing facilities located in California, Mississippi, North Carolina and Pennsylvania are certified to the SQF Food Safety Code.
The SQF standards are included in the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked food safety scheme that covers the hygienic production of packaging materials.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents in supermarkets are the number one cause of injuries to employees and customers.
The NFSI estimates that the United States’ grocery store industry spends $450 million annually to defend slip and fall claims.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that slip and fall accidents are the number one cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants, and public buildings.
The National Safety Council estimates that the average restaurant has from three to nine slip and fall accidents each year.
The speed and efficiency of the clean up process is critical to ensuring a safe, accident-free shopping and work environment.
Novipax has developed a smart and simple way for retailers and facility managers to quickly provide a safe resolution for spills of any size.
UltraZapSpillGuard safety pads are a fast and safe way to initialize the clean up process and mark an area as a hazard to surrounding patrons and employees while minimizing liability damages for negligence.
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