Menu Foods continues to lay off more employees since the pet food recalls began in March.
A Menu Foods spokesman said that less than 15 workers were laid off from the Emporia, Kansas plant.
He said: â€œIt is directly a result of consumer and market demand. It is tied to the recall. Itâ€™s not a reflection on the individual.â€
In other Menu-Foods related news, the company announced that Gale Prince has been added to its Board of Trustees as well as his appointment to the Board of Directors of Menu Foods GenPar Limited, the administrator of the Fund. Prince will also serve as Chair of the Board of Directors’ Food Safety and Quality Assurance Committee.
“Gale Prince is a highly regarded food safety expert in Canada and the United States with over 40 years experience in the retail food safety field,” said C. Ian Ross, Chairman of the Board. “With his lengthy record of service in industry, government and regulatory organizations, Gale is in a unique position to make a significant contribution to the Menu Foods team.”
“We are very fortunate to have Gale Prince join us,” said Dr. Rick Shields, Menu’s Executive Vice-President, Technical Service. “I know he shares our commitment to providing the highest quality products to our contract manufacture and private-label customers. His reputation certainly precedes him. We look forward to his contributions to our efforts to produce safe and nutritious pet food.”
Prince is touted for his leadership in advancing food safety throughout all segments of the food industry. He was the driving force behind the development of the retail food industry’s “FightBAC!” program on food safety training, and conducted the industry’s first food store manager certification program. He is the Past President of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and is currently Chair of the IAFP Foundation.
Most recently, he played a senior role at The Kroger Co., overseeing product safety for all food products offered nationwide through Kroger’s retail stores and manufactured at that company’s 42 plants.
Source: Emporia Gazette