Private equity-backed Sterigenics International LLC is buying Food Technology Service Inc. (Nasdaq: VIFL) for $20.5 million.

Food Technology, headquartered in Mulberry, Fla., provides sanitation services to the medical device, packaging and food industries through gamma radiation. CEO Richard Hunter and Fort Ashford Holdings LLC, a California private equity firm, which own about 30 percent of the company’s shares, have agreed to vote in favor of the deal.

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