Vendor Spotlight: Milano’s


Experts in custom blending, grating, shredding, and packing Italian hard cheeses

Milano’s is one of the largest producers of shredded, shaved, and grated Italian Hard Cheeses in the world. They are also the largest manufacturing facility & the only woman-owned Italian-only hard cheese company in the U.S. Their expertise is in custom blending cheeses, and the art of grating, shredding, and packing imported and domestic Parmesan, Romano and Asiago cheeses. Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: BENEO


Meeting today’s nutritional demands with naturally sourced  fiber, rice and carbohydrate ingredients

BENEO is the world’s largest supplier of 3 key ingredient groups:
• functional fibers
• specialty rice ingredients
• functional carbohydrates

These ingredients are all on trend for today’s nutritional objectives. They are non-GMO and meet the current clean label requirements. They also offer a legitimate alternative to reduce sugar and fat in recipes without compromising taste, texture or functionality.

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Vendor Spotlight: Silver Spring Foods

Silver Spring Foods
More than just horseradish

Silver Spring Foods is primarily known as the #1 producer of prepared horseradish in the United States. But they are continually adding to their products and increasingly called on for their R&D expertise.
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Seawind Foods 2017 Fall Crop Report

In the fall crop report from Seawind Foods, they look at the current market for bell peppers and tomatoes, make a brief assessment of how familiar foods affect consumer buying behavior, and look at the conditions within various regions of the globe that they utilize as raw material points.

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Vendor Spotlight: Abbiamo

Abbiamo Pasta
Unique, High Quality Pasta Solutions at a Competitive Price

Abbiamo Pasta is quickly making a name for itself throughout the food industry by adopting to special customer needs, providing quick turn-around, and supporting these benefits with highly responsive customer service and competitive pricing. While a relatively new company, beginning operations in 2013, the team has decades of R&D and production experience with some of the largest food brands in the world.

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Vendor Spotlight: QualiTech

QualiTech – 50 Years of Innovation & Quality
Achieving the highest food ingredients certification from the BRC
for 7 consecutive years

Chaska, MN based QualiTech is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, and its partnership with Burley Foods goes back many years, as well. The two companies regularly collaborate to create new finished food products, and develop culinary and technical solutions for unique challenges facing customers.

An example of this partnership was a customer that experienced processing issues with a filled fried pastry. The filling was bursting out from the crimped pastry edges! Burley’s chefs, and QualiTech’s lab manager used QualiTech’s Flav-R-Grain product to strengthen the dough and the problem was eliminated. Equally important was the fact that the solution required no additional capital expenditures or alterations to processing that impacted operational efficiency. As an added benefit to the customer, Flav-R-Grain is a clean-label naturally sourced ingredient. Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: Seawind Foods

Truly Natural Dried Fruits & Premium Vegetables

Seawind Foods’ unique ability to provide truly natural True NO SO2™ (no sulfur dioxide) dehydrated fruits and conventional or organic premium vegetables evolved over 50 years.

While Seawind is now recognized as one of the leaders in dried fruits and vegetables, it began in 1963 under the name of the Cade Grayson Company. The company prospered and grew into one of the largest US importers and suppliers of dehydrated vegetable ingredients. In 1987, realizing the growing importance of tropical fruits and specialty foods, Seawind International was established as a separate company to better focus on expanding these core products. As demand grew for tropical fruits and vegetables, the company name was updated in 2013 to Seawind Foods to more accurately represent the organization’s core business.

True NO SO2™ low-sweet fruit is Seawind’s premium product. They are evangelistic in their desire to educate the market on the fundamental advantages of their true, all-natural dried fruits. These fruits are low sweetened with cane sugar and never contain unnatural sulfites for preservation.

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Vendor Spotlight: Advanced Ingredients

Making bars, baked goods, confections, meats, frozen entrees and other foods taste better and stay fresh longer – naturally – since 1989

In the 1980s California lead the country in a move toward natural foods. Recognizing the fundamental shift this would mean for the food industry, Advanced Ingredients began researching how to provide 100% natural, gluten free, hypoallergenic products. They were rewarded for their efforts by receiving their first US Patent in 1989.

Over 25 years later, Advanced Ingredients continues helping food manufacturers find solutions to extend shelf life and improve functionality for their products – naturally. They are unique in their ability to provide these benefits without the use of chemicals. This results in greater revenue and profitability.

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Ingredient Consultants?

First of all, I want to thank you for taking time out of your day, to stop by and read the Burley Blog. This is my first crack at writing a blog and I am really excited for the opportunity. My goal is to fill this space with as much “on topic” information as possible.

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