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IDFA Welcomes Five New Members

Feb 06, 2018

IDFA welcomes five new member companies this month. MUUNA, a maker of cottage cheese that’s co-packed by Kemps LLC, joined the Milk Industry Foundation. Joining as Business Partners are bioMérieux, Inc., a diagnostic solutions provider; Cedar Grove Warehouse Inc., a warehousing and logistics company; The Myrtle Group, an operational-improvement firm; and Pacific Sowa Corporation, a machinery manufacturer in Japan.

Milk Industry Foundation


213 Nassau Street
Princeton, N.J. 08542-4601
Tel: (609) 454-0922
Contact: Gerard Meyer, Chief Executive Officer (

Products and Services: Muuna has developed a line of cottage cheese that is available plain or with a variety of fruit-on-the-bottom flavors in single-serve containers. Its products are co-packed by Kemps LLC. Muuna is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tnuva, an Israeli-based dairy company.

Business Partner

bioMérieux, Inc.

1121 N. Main Street
Lombard, IL  60148
Phone: (312) 833-4730
Contact: Julie Yang; Marketing Manager of Dairy and Beverage (

Products and Services: bioMérieux, Inc., has been a leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 50 years. bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions, such as reagents, instruments and software, that determine the source of bacterial contamination to ensure consumer safety. Pioneering diagnostics for food safety has been a focus of bioMérieux for over 50 years. bioMérieux offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to help optimize dairy company labs from sample to decision, so they can operate with greater efficiency, accuracy and confidence. It delivers fast results, confident decisions, and decreased inventory and holding costs.

Cedar Grove Warehouse Inc.

323 S. Main Street
Cedar Grove, WI 53013-1611
Tel: (926) 668-6016
Contact: Shawn Marcom, Chief Operating Officer (

Products and Services: Cedar Grove Warehouse is a warehousing and logistics company specializing in transportation and storage for the dairy industry. It offers custom logistics solutions centered around a fleet of private rail cars. It has facilities in Wisconsin, Idaho, California and Texas. The company also offers ambient and frozen warehousing services.

The Myrtle Group

16225 Park Ten Place
Suite 620
Houston, TX 77084-5155
Tel: (281) 600-7275
Fax: (832) 218-4018
Contact: Deborah Payne, Events Manager (

Products and Services: The Myrtle Group is an operational-improvement firm that helps bring food manufacturing and supply chain operations to the next level, resulting in a comprehensive transformation in how a business is run. Its client portfolio consists of many well-known and large manufacturers. Myrtle improves production, capacity, throughput, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), quality, safety, maintenance, sanitation, planning, scheduling, management systems, material movement and warehousing. It identifies improvement opportunities and determines root causes. The company also implements the improvements alongside staff by coaching and mentoring operators and supervisors. Its consultants engage clients at every level of the organization. The company cuts millions of dollars in costs from operations while delivering substantial productivity gains and a high return on investment.

Pacific Sowa Corporation

4-11-22 Nishitenma
Hanshinshinmei Bldg. 7F
Kita-Ku, Osaka 530-0047
Phone: (81) 66360-3831
Contact: Kenta Suzuki, Deputy Manager (

Products and Services: Pacific Sowa Corporation, a machinery manufacturer, has provided its customers in the Japanese foods market with more than 6,500 filters in a decade. Its product, the pacific techno filter, complies with 3A Sanitary Standards.

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