State in need of companies for export program


By Brandon Klein - [email protected]



The State of Ohio is looking for companies that are interested in exporting their goods or services into international markets. The Ohio Development Services Agency offers a unique opportunity to match businesses committed to exporting with college students, called the Ohio Export Internship Program.

Highly-motivated students from 12 different Ohio universities have been selected to participate in this year’s program. The goal of the internship is to help Ohio companies focus on increasing their global exports and train students in international business. Companies are provided a 50 percent reimbursement to offset the costs of intern wages.

“You don’t have to learn on your own,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “Seventy percent of the world’s purchasing power is outside the U.S. and we can help you go after that to grow your business.”

The 2016 internship program runs from May 16 through August 12, 2016. Ohio companies can apply at eip.development.ohio.gov.

The deadline for companies to apply is March 15, 2016.

Bellisio Foods Inc. recalls pork products

Bellisio Foods, Inc., a Jackson, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 285,264 pounds of boneless pork rib shaped patty frozen entree products that may be adulterated with “possible glass or hard plastic pieces,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14-oz. boxed packages containing “Boston Market Home Style Meals Boneless Pork Rib Shaped Patty with BBQ Sauce and Mashed Potatoes” with Use By dates 09/09/2016; 09/22/2016; 10/08/2016; 10/30/2016; and 12/14/2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 18297” on the end panel of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints, but there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

For more information, contact Consumer Relations at 1-855-871-9977.

By Brandon Klein

[email protected]

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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