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Anyone out there work for this company, and what can you tell me about it? Success, company backing? Anything? I can't seem to find much online. Are they a smaller part of a larger company? 
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Anyone out there work for this company, and what can you tell me about it? Success, company backing? Anything? I can't seem to find much online. Are they a smaller part of a larger company? 


It's spelled Cremosa. Used to be owned by the same family that owned Friendship Dairies out of Jericho NY. Primarily a supplier to pizza restaurants in NY.

http://www.hoovers.com/company-information/cs/company-profile.cremosa_food_company_llc.ba43dde7cb7d55d1.html

https://money.cnn.com/2008/03/19/smbusiness/Chernoff_pizza/index.htm

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sorry, I certainly spelled it wrong, thanks for the info
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Back in the day rumor had it that Cremosa was "connected" if you know what I mean.


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I worked for them a while ago in Florida where there were called New Cremflora. Total sh!t show and they sold outdated cheese to Pizza Shops all over Florida and Georgia. Their owner Joe Murgola, a wannabe italian prick. Cares only about the money.  
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I go up against a local guy that sells out of date and frozen pizza cheese, drives me nuts what people will use
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That is their MO, see if you can check the dates on the boxes, the operations guy in Florida would change them with a marker. Where do you sell?
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Ohio, don’t see changing production dates just old cheese, especially right not when the cheese market has gone up 20 cents in 2 weeks and frozen cheese.
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I worked for them a while ago in Florida where there were called New Cremflora. Total sh!t show and they sold outdated cheese to Pizza Shops all over Florida and Georgia. Their owner Joe Murgola, a wannabe italian prick. Cares only about the money.  


I think Joe got his start working for Mozzarella processor Polly-O. When they sold to Kraft Joe found his way to Friendship Dairies. The family which owned Friendship and other NY based business used their balance sheet to buy bankrupt Cremosa for pennies on the dollars (maybe only $4 million) plus the new owners under Joe did not pay the outstanding supplier debts owed by the previous owners. 

Cremosa became a cash cow.

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Investigator, you are spot on about Joe falling into this company. I forgot about Friendship dairies, they still sold their products in Florida a while ago. Joe paid his reps nothing and I could not believe they hung around so long. Drivers made nothing, office staff and management the same way. I'm actually a little surprised they are still in business.
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Investigator, you are spot on about Joe falling into this company. I forgot about Friendship dairies, they still sold their products in Florida a while ago. Joe paid his reps nothing and I could not believe they hung around so long. Drivers made nothing, office staff and management the same way. I'm actually a little surprised they are still in business.


The owners of Friendship Dairies a Jewish NYC family virtually stole Cremosa out of bankruptcy. I believe they took it for less than $4 million and it had $120 million in sales. The Friendship crew was also able to escape the debts owed to suppliers, wiped the slate clean and started a new. You cant do much better than that.

Joe Murgola (sp?) wasn't about to pay anyone either at Friendship or their two foodservice distributors.

When Friendship sold out to Deans in early 2007 I think Joe had 20% interest or $27 million in proceeds. He has to be rolling in cash.
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