amaranth and teff. The company’s pizza
crusts, which are also sold separately in packs
of two, were recently Non-GMO Verified.
The Austin, Texas-based company will
highlight its entire line of retail pizzas, including its specialty and family-size offerings.
Smart Flour Foods will also debut its Italian
Style Chicken Deluxe Pizza.
“Made with a clean ingredient deck and
certified gluten-free, this premium pizza is
packed with flavor and topped with sweet
Italian chicken sausage, real mozzarella and
provolone cheese, and a perfect balance of bell
peppers, black olives, onions and basil,” says
Sameer Shah, vice president of marketing.
The Italian Style Chicken Deluxe Pizza is
free from preservatives, artificial ingredients,
nitrates and hormones.
GNP Co. offers premium branded and custom
chicken products at retail, deli and foodservice, and distributes products under the Just
BARE and Gold’n Pump brands names. The
St. Cloud, Minn.-based company will focus on
its Just BARE brand, which includes no antibiotics ever and organic product lines.
“We want to reinforce the brand’s commitment to raising goodness buy providing good
food for more people,” says Brian Roelofs,
vice president of sales and marketing. “In the
growing no antibiotics ever category, we want
to showcase the driving force behind Just
BARE’s differentiation, primarily the traceability to the family farm and our environmental stewardship through initiatives such
as our support of Renewable Choice Energy.” ;
The company is dedicated to ensuring
safety and quality at every step, from farm to
fork, Roelofs adds. “As members of a global
community, we invest in the various communities where we live and work, and strive
to reduce the environmental footprint of our
operational supply chain.”
Formerly known as Explore Asian, the Red
Bank, N.J.-based company will unveil its
new brand name, Explore Cuisine, as well as
six new gluten-free, organic pastas. The new
Pulse Pasta collection includes Red Lentil
Penne, Green Lentil Penne, Chickpea Fusilli,
Red Lentil Spaghetti, Chickpea Spaghetti and
Green Lentil Lasagne Sheets. A chef will be on
hand at the company’s booth cooking up samples of the new products for attendees to try.
“Explore Cuisine integrates beans, peas, len-
tils and rice to provide consumers with nour-
ishing meals which are easy, quick, colorful
and simply delicious,” says Erika Wasserman,
vice president of marketing. “Explore Cuisine
delivers high quality yet affordable food to
consumers by buying ingredients direct from
farmers and producing next to the fields.”
The brand is committed to Fair Trade and
sustainable living, and two percent of the com-
pany’s proceeds support the Food to Thrive
The Columbus, Ohio-based Jane’s Dough
Foods, a mass producer of dough and
pizza products, has
grown rapidly since
it was established in
2008. As a result, the company
expanded its Sonoma Flatbreads brand in the
gluten-free and organic pizza categories, as
well as partnered with retail supermarkets,
membership clubs, c-stores and food service
to grow their pizza categories.
“Our goal is to showcase the Sonoma
Flatbreads Gluten Free and the Sonoma
Flatbreads Organic product lines, which are
made from the highest quality ingredients and
deliver a delicious eating experience that has
been missing from the gluten-free and organic
pizza categories,” says Stan Jacot, executive
vice president/general manager.
The Sonoma Flatbreads Organic line features Spinach & Feta, Four Cheese, Pepperoni
and Chicken Sausage & Peppers varieties.
Sonoma Flatbreads Gluten Free comes in
Uncured Pepperoni, Chicken & Fire Roasted
Peppers, Three Cheese and Fire Roasted
Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co.
For a refreshing treat, Expo West attendees can stop by Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co.’s
booth, where the New York-based company
will be sampling its Soft Serve Fruit from a
soft serve and slushy machine, as well as its
Soft Serve Fruit Pops.
“Whether it be our box of pops for supermarket shelves, our slushies at convention
centers and sports arenas, our soft serve fruit
mix at corporate cafeterias and hospitals or
our single serve pops at schools and camps; we
will demonstrate how Chloe’s can introduce
a delicious, clean, healthy treat to any setting
and inspire everyone to enjoy ‘the cool way to
eat fruit,’” says president Chloe Epstein.
The company will debut its newest Fruit
Pop flavor, Tangerine. Tangerine, available
as a four-pack or as a single serve pop, will