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  • Florida Caribbean Distillers - Food and Drink International
    rest of the spirits it bottles under its own brand We give our specifications to the suppliers and go through a meticulous process to select the liquid that goes into the bottle Abuid explains The company produces more than 10 million proof gallons of alcohol in the Florida distilleries and has capabilities to produce an additional eight million proof gallons of rum per year at the Club Caribe Distillery located high in the mountains of Puerto Rico We operate the highest distillery in Puerto Rico the Club Caribe Distillery Abuid says Our award winning Club Caribe rum is shipped to us here in Florida The Puerto Rican rum is taken through a careful method of distillation and aged for one year Florida Caribbean Distillers rum including its award winning Florida Old Reserve Rum is made in its Florida distillery and aged in a cherry cask The liquid is heavier and darker than the Club Caribe rum which Abuid describes as having a smooth taste that can be sipped straight or mixed in a Mojito or sodas The company launched Club Caribe flavors last year in seven flavored varieties and has already made great inroads in the market This year the company is launching Club Caribe Silver a spectacular liquid and put into a beautiful bottle Abuid says It s going to be a big hit with consumers The company prides itself on continuous innovation and its product development team is led by industry veteran Stacy Woodward Florida Caribbean Distillers director of quality assurance control and product development for 25 years Every team member brings creative ideas and solutions to develop products on trend or ones the company thinks will create a trend he explains Evolving Market Bourbon and whiskeys have experienced the highest percentage growth this year in the spirits

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1554-florida-caribbean-distillers (2016-04-27)
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  • Ciranda Inc. - Food and Drink International
    percent per year We are keeping pace with that growth rate Friese says We are projecting to continue to grow at 15 percent for the next four to five years Consumers are becoming more aware of the organic food industry and they want more understanding of where food is coming from In addition to offering more traceability organic ingredients also are healthier and cleaner Families and parents want their children to have healthier ingredients he says In order to ensure children are getting clean food organic ingredients can be traced to their sources where they are grown in sustainable ways Ciranda supplies organic ingredients to food manufacturers as well as the personal body care industry The company offers a variety of organic and non GMO cocoas chocolates sweeteners starch derivatives fats oils and coconut products It doesn t sell to retailers only to manufactures and select distributors We ve been working with our partners for many years Friese says We help them develop and produce solutions to our customers Innovation and Development The company emphasizes innovation research and development for success Its brands include TapiOK CocoaRica Palmfruit and d Agave We have always been interested in doing research and development Over the years we have been able to advance a little bit ahead of the industry Friese says Ciranda offers five major product lines to manufacturers 1 Starches from tapioca and potato and tapioca starch derivatives 2 Syrups and sweeteners such as tapioca syrups honey and agave 3 Vegetable oils and fractions including olive oil sunflower oil palm fruit oil shortening and stearin 4 Chocolate and cocoa based ingredients 5 Coconut milk oil flour and desiccated flakes and chips Rapid Service Ciranda supplies ingredients from warehouses across North America including West Coast East Coast and Canadian locales As a result

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1550-ciranda-inc (2016-04-27)
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  • Bold Organics - Food and Drink International
    an increase in his energy level while losing 20 pounds in two months The change in Greenwald s diet led him on a search to find good tasting gluten and dairy free products but he came up empty handed I found people were settling for products that didn t taste as good as the ones that contained wheat and dairy he says If I m choosing to eat this way why should I have to sacrifice on taste and quality of the ingredients Bold Organics launched in January 2012 with four gluten and dairy free frozen pizza options You can t tell it s gluten free and dairy free which was the whole mindset Greenwald says This is a great tasting pizza that we can serve to customers out there who are looking for a great tasting pizza whether they have gluten sensitivities or not Brand Building Bold Organics focused on frozen pizza because the market lacked product innovation and a push towards better for you options Greenwald says The category is dominated by a few 800 pound gorillas that haven t done anything innovative he adds We offer the quality more and more consumers are looking for in the better for you market that s skyrocketing that none of the other players made a move towards The company offers the only gluten and dairy free frozen pizzas made with real meat Greenwald attests Whole Foods in Florida was the first retailer to carry Bold Organics products and today its frozen pizzas can be found nationally in CostCo Kroger Sam s Club and Walmart stores Retailers needed a brand and product that was better for you and the pitch we gave to retailers was Why shouldn t that be Bold Greenwald says We are the only ones doing this in

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1547-bold-organics-1 (2016-04-27)
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  • Producers - Food and Drink International
    popularity of its Yo Gusto brand drinkable yogurt the company is launching a new juice line The reach of the product is more than we thought it would be founder and CEO Gustavo Perez says It s now a lot more than what we thought it would be Read more Article by Alan Dorich Producers 25 November 2013 The Garlic Company When people use garlic they expect it to enhance their recipes with its robust flavor This requires a producer such as The Garlic Company to deliver garlic cloves that have been grown and processed to a high standard Partner Joe Lane says To ensure this quality We have control of our garlic from the seed to the finished product he says The Garlic Company is on the cutting edge of harvest techniques that ensure a high quality peeled garlic product for our customers Read more Article by Janice Hoppe Producers 25 November 2013 Freeze Dry Foods Freeze Dry Foods says it is revolutionizing pre packaged meals making them tastier and healthier than ever before by locking in nutrients in its freeze dried protein ingredients The company is seeking to improve the options available to the busy consumer who wants a nutritious and satisfying meal or snack within a limited preparation time Freeze Dry Foods is partnering with other food companies to add high quality chicken beef and seafood to vegetables seasonings and pasta rice or potatoes to make dry meal mixes that taste great Read more Article by Jamie Morgan Producers 25 November 2013 Dr Praeger s Sensible Foods The people behind Dr Praeger s Sensible Foods like to say that once a person tastes their products they ll have that customer for life The confidence is certainly not without warrant After all Dr Praeger s got its start

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers?start=104 (2016-04-27)
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  • Vande Bunte Eggs - Food and Drink International
    When they re free range they can be exposed to predators and disease Knecht points out In nature they re also exposed to wild birds which carry the bird flu along with a myriad of other diseases Egg laying hens by nature are cannibalistic and when they re free range they tend to kill each other more often Free range chickens frequently are exposed to their own manure which can breed disease Knecht cites statistics from a North Carolina State University study conducted by Kenneth Anderson comparing egg laying methods In the free range or pasture raised I ve seen reports that as high as one out of three chickens die from a variety of different things whether cannibalism or predators or illness Knecht reports In the traditional caged system deaths number one out of 20 In the colony environment we ve seen numbers as good as one out of 50 Knecht maintains Packing Them Up Vande Bunte Eggs produces 1 5 million eggs daily at its site in Martin Mich Eggs are packed within 24 hours of laying at the company s 35 000 square foot onsite processing plant There s a dirt detector a crack detector and after they re rinsed off and sanitized there s one final rinse Knecht describes Then they go into this machine that weighs them individually This machine sorts them into the lines that are being packaged small medium large extra large and jumbo The different weights will go to the appropriate conveyors that are packing those eggs That is highly automated The eggs then are packed in pulp Styrofoam or plastic containers and placed in cardboard boxes that are stored in the plant s cooler which makes up more than half the processing plant They are shipped by truck to retailers foodservice

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/615-vande-bunte-eggs (2016-04-27)
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