JBT Corp., a global technology services provider to the food and beverage industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Prevenio, a provider of food safety services primarily for the poultry industry.
Prevenio, formerly known as CMS Technology, provides pathogen protection through its anti-microbial delivery solution that aims to enhances food safety and integrity, and creates a safer work environment for its customers and their employees. The company is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, with a full-service lab in Bogart, Georgia specializing in microbiology focused on both field and R&D testing.
Brian Deck, JBT’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “JBT’s investment in Prevenio furthers our support in the protection of our customers’ brands and reputation by focusing on the prevention of foodborne illness. Prevenio’s solutions ensure anti-microbial dosing precision and effectiveness with automated process controls, allowing it to provide a tailored approach to protect food and flavor profile. Prevenio further broadens JBT’s non-equipment offering while helping customers protect against pathogen threats in their daily plant operations,”
Paul Sternlieb, JBT’s executive vice president and president, Protein, said, “In addition to the food safety and integrity benefits, Prevenio provides proprietary turnkey solutions to our customers and ensures the safe and effective delivery of anti-microbials. We are excited with the prospect of enhancing Prevenio’s already strong growth profile by leveraging JBT’s global customer base while also supporting the development of its solutions for non-poultry applications.”