New partners chipping in at Gale International

By GREGORY ZELLER // A new partnership with an Illinois-based distributor is sending Jake Schmigelski’s snacks into all-new out-of-state markets – and strengthening his unique bonds with customers closer to home. Gale International Trading LLC, Schmigelski’s Deer Park-based snack-food distributor, has entered into a distribution agreement with Michigan manufacturer Nick’s Chips LLC, through which the Long Island company will carry Nick’s Chips’ flagship Hot Sauce Corn Chips and customers in cities including Detroit and Chicago…

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PepsiCo exec gives Applied DNA another slugger

In another strong recruitment targeting a specific market vertical, Applied DNA Sciences has welcomed PepsiCo’s vice chairman to its Strategic Advisory Board. Mehmood Khan – also a former PepsiCo executive VP and chief scientific officer, as well as CEO of the Westchester County-based international branding titan’s Global Nutrition Group – will lend his expertise as Applied DNA attempts to expand its supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technologies to the food production, packaging and delivery markets. Khan’s…

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Survey: One-third of flu victims still come to work

By GREGORY ZELLER // Workmates making you sick? You don’t know the half of it. One-third of workers who have the flu still report to work, according to a new public health survey circulated by South Nassau Communities Hospital, a 455-bed not-for-profit teaching hospital in Oceanside – and those who do risk spreading the disease, which in rare cases can prove fatal. According to the South Nassau Truth in Medicine Poll – in which independent…

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