Prepared Foods November 28, 2005 e-newsletter

Custom Culinary Inc. is acquiring the business and operations of DM Foods of Avon, Ohio. The coming together of these two businesses positions the new Custom Culinary Inc. as “one of the leading providers of authentic culinary flavor systems in the foodservice and food processing industries.”

The Custom Culinary Inc.-DM Foods combination will “capitalize on the complementary strengths and capabilities of each company. The combined company will be better able to serve customers by providing a broad range of culinary products, including food bases, sauces, gravies, concentrates and flavor systems in shelf-stable, frozen and refrigerated formats. “

"We are confident that with this partnership we will be able to offer our current and future customers a broader range of products and solutions to meet their needs," said T.C. Chatterjee, vice president and general manager, Custom Culinary Inc.