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Fortune International buys Meat Processors | 2021-09-07

BENSENVILLE, ILL. — Fortune International LLC, a processor of seafood, meats and gourmet products, branded as Fortune Fish & Gourmet, announced on Sept. 3 that it acquired Green Bay, Wis.-based Meat Processors Inc. (MPI). The companies did not disclose the terms of the transaction.

Fortune said that adding MPI will expand its distribution capabilities and reach in Wisconsin and Michigan. Meat Processors is currently run by owners Jim and Doug Farah.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to join an organization with strength and depth of Fortune,” Jim and Doug Farah said. “This relationship will give our customers and employees greater selection and opportunities.”

According to Fortune executives, MPI’s processing and distribution facility in Green Bay will be enhanced with the conversion to Fortune’s ERP, inventory management, and routing software.

 “We are impressed with the business Doug and Jim have built over the last 44 years and thrilled to add their expertise, service level and high-quality products to the Fortune Fish & Gourmet family,” said Sean J. O’Scannlain, president and chief executive officer of Fortune.

MPI has been in business as a wholesale processor and distributor of meats and prepared foods since 1977. The operation currently offers beef, pork,

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International food festival in Morristown hopes to help immigrant families integrate into the community

The HOLA Lakeway International Food Festival kicked off Saturday featuring music, games, and of course — food!

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — An international food festival kicked off in Morristown on Saturday afternoon. There, families had the chance to enjoy food from across Central and South America while listening to music from different cultures.

The event was hosted by HOLA Lakeway, which facilitates the integration of immigrant families into the community. They teach people about where to go for services and helps people feel at home in Lakeway. Organizers also hoped the event would contribute to the area’s local economy by attracting people to visit, eat and shop.

“It’s a lot of food and it’s a lot of entertainment for the families,” said one organizer.

It was held in the Morristown Farmer’s Market, and visitors had the chance to shop local foods while enjoying the flavors and aromas of recipes from across different cultures.

For many families in the community, the event was eagerly welcomed. Organizers had to cancel last year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It lasted all day Saturday, from 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. It was free to attend.

“This just helps us get awareness out there of

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Deliverect announces the first annual “International Food Delivery Day” to celebrate the hospitality industry

This new holiday recognises those who have made food delivery possible — before, during and after COVID-19

GHENT, Belgium, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On the 8 September, Deliverect, a scale-up that connects UberEats, Deliveroo, Just Eat, Takeaway.com, and more delivery companies directly to restaurants by POS system, is celebrating the first annual International Food Delivery Day (IFDD) in collaboration with its customers. This new holiday honours the restaurateurs, staff, chefs and delivery drivers, along with Deliverect’s extended ecosystem of partners, who make food delivery possible.

Whether a restaurant worker, driver, owner, vendor or customer — this day shines light on everyone who continues to support the restaurant industry, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate, Deliverect will be hosting events in major cities around the world, featuring giveaways, special menu items, music and more.

When relying so heavily on an online service, it is easy to forget those behind the scenes who make it all possible. Deliverect is marking this day by recognising everyone who works hard to make sure individuals all over the world can enjoy a delicious meal, anywhere, any time.

During the pandemic, food delivery saw a 79% increase in online orders in the

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International Conference on Food Loss and Waste to be held in Jinan from Sept. 9 to 11

Food loss and waste has been identified as a shared challenge of the international community. While seeking solutions to this issue, the world continues to suffer from the impact of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and faces frequent extreme natural disasters caused by climate change. In this context, the holding of an international conference on food loss and waste was proposed.

According to Li Meng, vice governor of Shandong province, the conference will be held both online and on site, with an on-site visit activity held in the morning of September 10 and the opening ceremony of the conference held in the afternoon, inviting relevant leaders and representatives of countries and international organizations to give a speech. Three thematic forums are scheduled to be held on September 11 focusing respectively on reducing food loss in production, reducing post-harvest food loss, and reducing food waste in consumption. It is expected that “Jinan Initiative on International Food Loss and Waste” will be released during the conference, and Shandong Provincial Action on Food Loss and Waste will be launched.

The conference will be addressed online by the agricultural ministers of Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Indonesia

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International Food Tech Hub Debuts In Northern Israel

An international innovation center dedicated to the application of food science and food technologies was launched in northern Israel last week by Erel Margalit, the founder and executive chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), the international venture capital firm.

The hub, called Margalit Startup City Galil – the International Foodtech Center, developed in conjunction with the Jewish National Fund (JNF), debuted in the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Shmona at an inauguration event that drew Israeli entrepreneurs and investors, Israeli officials, leading academic researchers, investors, and multinational organizations.

While this is Margalit’s fourth Startup City innovation center — he has hubs in New York, Beersheba, and Jerusalem and is planning centers in Paris and Dubai — is the first one that focuses solely on food tech and agritech innovation.

The International Foodtech Center in the Galilee operates in strategic cooperation with a host of ecosystem players, public bodies and corporations, including the Kiryat Shmona Municipality, Upper Galilee Regional Council, and the Galilee Development Company; and local and international business and technological bodies that are opening a branch the Galilee for the first time, including JVP, Cisco, Deloitte, Luzzatto Group, Bank Hapoalim, and Fischer & Fischer Law Firm.

Academic institutions such

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The best Boston restaurants for international cuisine, according to Reddit

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Ink was spilled over the best Indian, Japanese, and Eastern European restaurants.

Chicken biryani is pictured at Tawakal Halal Cafe
Chicken biryani at Tawakal Halal Cafe. Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe
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Wondering where to order your next Greek, Japanese, or Russian meal? Reddit, as usual, has you covered.

On Saturday, a Reddit user posed a question to Boston residents who were born outside of the United States: What is the best source for your native cuisine?

“I was born and raised in Australia, and r/australia has had some interesting answers to this question,” u/bitpusher wrote. “In Boston, the two best (only?) Aussie options are KO Catering & Pies (soon to be Seabiscuit) and Cuppacoffee. Let me know where you’re from and where (name & location) we can find the best example of your grub.”

Recommendations flooded in, touting local restaurants that specialize in cuisine from China, Italy, Somalia, Turkey, Venezuela, and beyond. Indian restaurants were frequently recommended, with users naming Honest in Lowell, Mela in the South End, Singh’s Cafe in Wellesley, Godvari in Woburn, and Shan-A-Punjab in Brookline as among of the best.

African cuisine was also well-represented, and users

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3 Gatos Brewery aims to give West Michigan a taste of international food, beer

WYOMING — Linus and Renata De Paoli left their corporate lives working as engineers in Germany and have opened a new brewery to introduce a range of international food and beer culture to West Michigan.

The De Paolis moved to West Michigan in December 2020 to open 3 Gatos Brewery LLC in the former Kitzingen Brewery located at 1760 44th St. SW in Wyoming. The couple both worked at Ford Motor Co. in their home country of Brazil and were transferred to Germany before they changed career paths.

Owner Linus De Paoli started taking brewing classes in Germany shortly before he quit his job at Ford. While taking the classes at the world-renowned brewing training institute VLB-Berlin, De Paoli met Rommie Bailey, who owned Kitzingen Brewery at the time. Bailey was looking to retire and proposed that Linus and Renata De Paoli take over Kitzingen.

“We made the decision to buy the business because we were not just buying an asset. We were also buying the customers so we were not starting from scratch,” Linus said. “When you buy something that’s already up and running, you can start making money on day one, and we already had a set of

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