CHICAGO, Oct 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that POM Wonderful, LLC awarded JBT FoodTech a new three-year contract to provide postharvest and produce labeling products and services. POM Wonderful is the largest producer of the California Wonderful variety of pomegranates and exclusively grows, harvests, processes and ships their own pomegranates in central California.
JBT FoodTech will supply cleaning, sanitation, decay management, protective coating and produce labeling solutions at POM Wonderful's Del Rey, California-based packing house operations.
"We are very pleased with POM Wonderful's continued confidence in JBT's leading fresh produce preservation and labeling technologies," said Juan Podesta, Vice President and General Manager for JBT FoodTech's Food Processing Systems Division. "This project is a good example of JBT FoodTech's commitment to helping fresh produce packers meet the highest quality standards in the industry."
About JBT Corporation
JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries. JBT Corporation designs, manufactures, tests and services technologically sophisticated systems and products for regional and multi-national industrial food processing customers through its JBT FoodTech segment and for domestic and international air transportation customers through its JBT AeroTech segment. JBT Corporation employs approximately 3,300 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations located in over 25 countries. For more information please visit www.jbtcorporation.com orwww.jbtfoodtech.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are information of a non-historical nature and are subject to risks and uncertainties that are beyond the Company's ability to control. These risks and uncertainties are described under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may be accessed on the Company's website. The Company cautions shareholders and prospective investors that actual results may differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements.
About POM Wonderful
POM Wonderful is the largest producer of California Wonderful pomegranates and the company exclusively grows and sells this variety. POM Wonderful's pomegranates grow in central California, in the sunny San Joaquin Valley. Fresh pomegranates are in season from October through January and November is National Pomegranate Month.
Through its proprietary technology, POM Wonderful is able to extract the full benefits of polyphenol antioxidants from its pomegranates. POM Wonderful uses its fresh pomegranates to make its delicious, all-natural POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and extract POMx, an all-natural, ultra-potent concentration of polyphenol antioxidants. POMx is available exclusively in POMx Antioxidant Recovery, POMx Iced Coffee, POMx Tea, POMx Pills, POMx Bars and POMx Shots. POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice and POMx Tea are available year-round in the refrigerated section of produce departments in supermarkets nationwide. POMx Iced Coffee, POMx Pills, POMx Bars and POMx Shots are available in select markets. POMx Pills are also available at www.pompills.com. To learn more, visit www.pomwonderful.com.
Backed by Science: Since 1998, POM Wonderful has supported over $34 million in research on Wonderful variety pomegranates, which has involved top scientists from leading universities around the world, including a Nobel Laureate. So far, over 50 studies have been published in peer-review journals. Primary research areas have included prostate and cardiovascular health, among others.
SOURCE JBT Corporation