Supplier Spotlight: Seawind Foods

is your go-to source for unique, shelf-stable ingredients.

Since 1987, Seawind Foods has remained a trusted producer and distributor of all-natural dehydrated fruits, vegetables and spices to industrial food processors and national consumer brands. They meet consumer demands through customizing their all-natural ingredients to fit their customers’ requirements, delivering on quick turnarounds, and ensuring consistent quality with every order.

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Supplier Spotlight: Kagome

a global leader in sauce creation and production

Over 100 Years of Culinary Passion

Over 100 years ago Ichitaro Kanie, Kagome’s founder, cultivated his first tomatoes and other foreign vegetables in his family plot in Japan. A few short years later, he was producing tomato purees, ketchups and Worcestershire sauces. Kagome was born.

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Supplier Spotlight: Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla

PURE VANILLA & FLAVORS
Unparalleled Excellence, Batch After Batch, Time After Time


For over a century Nielsen-Massey has produced the world’s finest vanillas, supporting food manufacturers with standard products and blends customized for specific applications. The company has multiple certifications, including Fair Trade, Organic, Gluten-Free & Kosher to name a few. They are committed to sustainable practices, and – beginning in 2018 – highlight their efforts in an annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report.

The Process
In Nielsen-Massey’s exclusive cold extraction process, a solution of water and alcohol extracts the delicate flavor components from the vanilla beans until the desired strength is reached. In Nielsen-Massey’s exclusive cold extraction process, a solution of water and alcohol extracts the delicate flavor components from the vanilla beans until the desired strength is reached. Read More

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Supplier Spotlight: Inulin Alternative – FiberSMART®

An alternative to inulin that’s in stock, clean label, has low glycemic impact, low water activity and non-GMO project verification

With the current shortage of inulin in the market, it’s the perfect time to try FiberSMART® to replace sugars and supplement nutrition in existing formulations.

With greater than 90% dietary fiber by traditional AOAC methodology, FiberSMART® increases fiber content without sacrificing taste or texture. A key advantage of FiberSMART over inulin is it’s a resistant dextrin, shown to have no gut distress up to 60 grams per day. And it’s a clean label, Non-GMO Project certified ingredient available as both conventional or organic certified in either powder or syrup.
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Supplier Spotlight – Tribe 9 Gluten Free Pasta

Gluten-Free & Grain Free Pastas from Tribe 9
Pasta’s evolution from “staple food” to “superfood.”

Tribe 9’s mission is to ensure everyone enjoys pasta that actually tastes like pasta – no matter their dietary restrictions or lifestyle choices. As more brown rice, beans, quinoa and lentils are transformed, pasta’s reputation seems to be evolving from “staple food” to “superfood.”

They are proving that pasta can be gluten-free and still have the same amazing taste and texture as “regular” pasta, and that’s the standard Tribe 9 sets for each of their products. All pastas are manufactured in a certified gluten-free facility on dedicated gluten-free equipment. They are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Agency (gfco).

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Supplier Spotlight – Nu Life Market’s NutraEZ™

Nu Life Market’s NutraEZ™
pre-cooks whole grains and whole pulses to create clean label ingredients with multiple functional uses

Nu Life Market has exclusive rights to a new patented extrusion process developed by the team of engineers, chemists, and extrusion technologists at GHL International. The technology pre-cooks whole grains and whole pulses to create clean label ingredients with multiple functional uses. Utilizing this technology, the NutraEZ™ line of products will include chickpeas, lentils, green and yellow peas, pinto beans, oats and sorghum, with the ability to create blends.

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Flav-R-Grain® from QualiTech

Flav-R-Grain® from QualiTech
increase nutritional value while adding stone-ground appearance and a nutty, whole-grain flavor to snack products

Flav-R-Grain® is 100% natural toasted, stabilized corn germ. It’s designed to enhance the appearance and performance of multigrain snack products (see applications below) while providing a pleasant roasted corn/nut flavor and aroma.

It offers nutritional benefits with nearly 20% protein and fiber content. It can be used to reduce fat and serves as a meat extender for vegan markets. Flav-R-Grain® is available both Kosher and Gluten-Free.
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Burley Foods Announces Company Holiday on Election Day

Burley Foods views election day as one of the most important privileges citizens of the U.S. are lucky enough to have. In order to ensure nothing gets in the way of going to the polls for those who wish to vote, Burley Foods is making this election day, Tuesday, November 3, a company holiday. Burley will do the same on every future election day as well (the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November). We will be open with normal business hours the following day.
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Supplier Spotlight – Bluegrass Ingredients

Bluegrass Dairy and Food is now Bluegrass Ingredients

The change reflects the company’s ongoing evolution over the last quarter century to a sophisticated, research-driven specialty ingredient provider of citrus powders, vegan, clean-label formulations and more.

For the last 25 years, Bluegrass Dairy made its mark as a leader in the dairy powder space. But as their customers and industry evolved, so did they. They’ve grown from a humble dairy powder producer to staking a claim as industry innovators and taste makers.

Day-to-day operations are unaffected by this new identity, but the Bluegrass Ingredients name now captures the value they provide to customers and formalizes their service model of Agile Ingredient Innovation™. This model captures their role as innovators and collaborators in an R&D-driven environment. It also defines their ability to help brands and flavor houses achieve the rapid food innovation they need to stay ahead of today’s dynamic consumer taste and dietary demands.

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Supplier Spotlight – De Vinco Cooking Wines

cooking wines exclusively for food manufactures and processors

Cooking wine is used more and more in recipes for Italian, Asian and Latin markets as a way to add wine flavor without the need to add beverage wine. De Vinco prides themselves on product consistency, customer service, and competitive pricing.

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