join the company’s five other Fruit Pop varieties that include Strawberry, Mango, Dark
Chocolate, Raspberry and Pineapple.
Mizkan America is a Mount Prospect, Ill.-based producer of vinegar and cooking wines.
It also processes green chile peppers and jalapenos. “In order to appeal to a broader audience, including Millennials, Mizkan has taken
a new focus on developing organic and clean
label products,” says Dave Rotunno, executive
director of marketing.
The company will highlight these products,
which include: Nature’s Intent Organic Apple
Cider Vinegars, Nature’s Intent Fruit Infused
Drinking Vinegars, Nakano Natural and
Seasoned Organic Rice Vinegars and Clean
Label Seasoned Rice Vinegars, Four Monks
Cleaning Vinegar, Organic 3-leaf Balsamic
Vinegar and Organic Balsamic Glaze.
MELT Organic was founded on a need for
a healthier alternative to butter. The result
was Rich & Creamy MELT Organic Buttery
Spread, which is made with medium chain
fatty acids and boasts high omega- 3 content.
“We are excited to share two new MELT products at Expo West this year,” says Meg Carlson,
president and CEO of the Boise, Idaho-based
Probiotic MELT Buttery Spread and MELT
Organic Buttery Sticks will be unveiled at
the company’s booth. Company officials say
Probiotic MELT Buttery Spread enhances the
flavor of foods while delivering probiotics
safely to support digestive health and MELT
Organic Buttery Sticks are made from a beneficial blend of coconut, palm fruit and hi-oleic
sunflower oils for optimal baking and cooking.
Toufayan Bakeries, a third-generation family-owned, Ridgefield, N.J.-based company, is
focusing on adding healthier option products
to its lineup, says Karen Toufayan, vice president of sales and marketing.
Toufayan will showcase its new all-natural
breads and snacks. “Toufayan Organic Scoop-Able Pita Chip is our very first organic, all-natural, oven baked Pita Chip in a Sea Salt
variety,” says Toufayan.
Organic Sprouted Grain Whole Wheat
Pita and All Natural Sprouted Grain Smart
Pockets will also make their debut. All Natural
Sprouted Grain Smart Pockets, made with
organic sprouted whole wheat, join the company’s growing line of Smart Pockets.
Sioux Honey Association
The Sioux Honey Association (SHA) is a beekeeper owned company of approximately 300
beekeepers located throughout 28 U.S. states.
SHA makes the Sue Bee Honey and Aunt Sue’s
SHA hosts a state-of-the-art laboratory that
continually tests for purity and source of pollen. Samples of all honey are tested and graded
for clarity, type, flavor, moisture and color.
The most advanced methods and the most
exacting standards are used to ensure that
every grade of honey packed under the Sue
Bee label is the finest available anywhere, says
Bruce Nyhammer, western marketing director
for the Sioux City, Iowa-based SHA.
SHA will highlight its Aunt Sue’s Organic
Honey and its Farmers Market Clover Honey.
The company will also promote the fact that
SHA honey is all natural, Nyhammer adds.
Metropolitan Gourmet offers Celiac Support
Association certified gluten-free products that
test for less than 2.5 ppm. The Parsippany,
N.J.-based company will introduce its all-natural gluten-free breadcrumbs and croutons.
“If you suffer from Celiac disease, allergies
or gluten intolerance, our;gluten-free bread
crumbs;and croutons are packed full of flavor,
and are affordable to purchase,” says owner
Metropolitan Gourmet also offers its products in bulk for the food service and industrial
markets. The company’s products are both
non-GMO Project Verified and Kosher supervised.