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Fuchs North America Introduces New South American-Inspired Seasoning and Flavor Concepts

Six new base seasonings enable swift development and delivery of unique custom flavor profiles and products.

March 28, 2013 – Fuchs North America has introduced a new line of exciting South American-inspired flavor bases.  These bases are the starting point for developing unique custom product offerings for foodservice customers, as well as processed food products for the grocery and retail food segments.  aji amarillo

Included in the lineup are the following base flavor profiles:

  • Aji Amarillo – a fruity, flavorful chili that’s perfect for meat rubs

  • Chimichurri  – the classic sauce to accompany fire-roasted meats, featuring a citrus flavor accentuated by parsley and seasonings that hit all the right notes

  • Gaucho Rub – Emanating from the Southern Cone of South America, a meat rub melding a complex combination of flavors from chili peppers, oregano, pepper flakes, sea salt and other ingredients

  • Guasacaca – a spicy avocado salsa from Brazil – somewhat reminiscent of Mexican guacamole yet having its very own distinct personality

  • Hogao – A Colombian criollo sauce for meats featuring an intoxicating melding of flavors from onions, tomatoes, garlic, cumin, and other spices and seasonings

  • Tempero Baiano – A dry seasoning mixture springing from the Bahia-Salvador region of Northeast Brazil that’s perfect for flavoring meats, fish, vegetables and soups, and known for limitless combinations of flavors and accents

According to Howard Cantor, Fuchs North America’s corporate research chef, these new South American seasoning bases add variety and excitement as rubs, marinades and sauces for beef, other red meats, chicken and fish.  They can also add a special culinary flair to vegetables, soups and casseroles.

Take Aji Amarillo for example.  Its basis is a special chili variety that lends itself beautifully to meat rubs.  It’s not particularly spicy – it has a fairly low heat value, in fact.  But it’s a highly flavorful one because of the fruitiness of the chili itself, Cantor noted.

Tempero Biano, another of our new base offerings, is Brazilian-inspired. It’s very much like what a curry powder is in India:  The basic version is common to all, but there are hundreds of different variations based on geographic region or even individual families.  We take this same idea and give our customers almost limitless options to create their own special flavor profile that’s absolutely unique to them, Cantor emphasized.

Patrick Laughlin, director of marketing, reports that Fuchs North America works with customers to go “from concept to manufacturing to delivery” of an approved flavor in a very short amount of time.  

Because we have these bases at-the-ready, we can provide base samples for immediate testing, and then we work with each customer to refine the flavor to obtain just the right taste characteristics they’re seeking. We have all the building blocks in place, so the entire process from concepting to delivery can happen in a matter of a few weeks or even days.  That’s a big benefit when customers are under tight product development timeframes so often.

According to Technomic and other food trend researchers, South American cuisine is considered “the next frontier” in the ever-expanding palette of American diners.  

“Just as diners who love Asian fare have explored beyond Chinese to develop a taste for Thai and Vietnamese, those who favor Mexican are now looking south – all the way to Brazil, Argentina and Peru,” Technomic notes in its most recent Ethnic Food & Beverage Consumer Trend Report.

Patrick Laughlin agrees with this assessment.  “What we’re seeing is the growing appeal of a whole range of South American-style food offerings, ranging from marinades and sauces to ceviche, churrasco and other grilled meats."

Our new South American flavor bases are designed to help customers make the leap into this bold new food arena quickly – and with complete confidence in picking successful new additions  to their foodservice menu or their product offerings.

For more information about Fuchs North America’s new South American flavor bases, e-mail your query to Rebekah Wicke at rwicke@fuchsna.com.

Fuchs North America Partners with Culinary Sales Support, Inc.

World’s Largest Privately-Held Spice and Seasoning Company Expands Culinary R&D Capabilities

cssi logo2November 7, 2012 – Fuchs North America is pleased to announce that it has initiated a partnership with Chicago-based culinary and foodservice marketing agency Culinary Sales Support, Inc. (CSSI). This strategic partnership builds on Fuchs North America’s ongoing commitment to provide innovative R&D support to manufacturers and restaurant chains.

With the support of CSSI, Fuchs North America will expand its culinary capabilities to further its mission of helping foodservice operators offer signature menu items through spice and seasoning applications.

Patrick Laughlin, director of marketing and project management for Fuchs North America said,

We wanted an agency partner that can help us stay abreast of culinary trends and flavor influences in the foodservice sector and provide strategic insights so that we can continue to deliver cutting-edge products for our customers.

Fuchs North America’s portfolio of capabilities allows the manufacturer to offer its customers superior expertise and menu development assistance in order to produce a full range of trendsetting, proprietary seasoning blends for applications across all menu dayparts.

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Fuchs North America Obtains SQF 2000 Certification

August 30, 2012 – Fuchs North America has achieved SQF 2000 certification for its main manufacturing facilities in Owings Mills, Md., USA.  The SQF designation comes from the Safe Quality Food Institute, which has a stated mission “to deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors.”

The SQF 2000 certification means that all Fuchs products are manufactured under certified, validated food safety and quality standards.  SQF certification is recognized by retailers, foodservice providers and regulatory agencies that require their suppliers to have implemented HACCP food safety and quality management systems.  

Moreover, the SQF Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) that links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification.

Certification according to the GFSI global standard aligns Fuchs North America’s quality assurance practices with its multinational food customers.

According to Felix Venezuela, director of operations for Fuchs North America, SQF certification standardizes food safety requirements, provides proof of the company’s due diligence, and also complies with the most stringent regulatory requirements.  “We’re proud of the fact that our organization has been recognized for promoting confidence in food safety and quality.  SQF certification enhances our market image,” he said.

SQF certification contributes to the company in other ways, too.  Mark Richardson, Fuchs North America’s quality assurance manager, commented that the SQF initiative is part of a broader effort of companywide education on product manufacturing quality and consistency.  

“The SQF certification ties in with an extensive educational program we’ve undertaken at all levels of the company – from senior management to floor-level personnel,” Richardson said.  “SQF is one of many tools by which we are raising the bar on quality and achieving better outcomes for our customers.”

Fuchs North America Gains Organic Certification

July 7, 2011 – Fuchs North America announces that it is expanding its product offerings by obtaining organic certification for its processing facility in Baltimore, MD.  With this certification, Fuchs North America can now offer organic-certified seasonings to its food processing clients.

The certification of Fuchs North America was made by the Maryland Organic Certification Program (MOCP).  MOCP is a USDA-accredited certifying agency approved to provide organic certification in accordance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program.

Formed in response to growing consumer interest and demand for organic food products, the goal of the National Organic Program is to “develop, implement and administer national production, handling and labeling standards for organic agricultural products,” as well as to oversee certification of organic production and processing.

Certification is important for consumers, the industry, and the regulatory community in order to ensure organic integrity “from farm to store.”  The National Organic Program provides guidelines for producers in the supply chain.  All certified organic operations must have an organic system plan, as well as records that verify compliance with that plan.

Commenting on the organic certification of Fuchs North America’s facility, Dan Cooper, CEO, stated,

More and more organic products are being sought out by consumers today.  Consequently, our food processing customers see the need to carry more products that fit the organic label.  Achieving organic certification on our products gives customers the confidence of knowing that they were grown using organic methods, and that no synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, additives or genetically engineered organisms were used in production or processing.

According to Cooper, organic certification means that Fuchs North America can easily expand its seasoning and flavor solution offerings to include those that are up to and including 100% organic ingredients.

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