Natural Harmony Foods Completes East Coast Copacker Agreements.FORT LAUDERDALE Fort Lauderdale (lô`dərdāl), residential, commercial, and resort city (1990 pop. 149,377), seat of Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled around a fort built (c.1837) in the Seminole War, inc. 1911. , Fla. -- Natural Harmony Foods, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NHYF), a producer and marketer of unique, natural protein foods, announced today that it has reached agreements with qualified copackers in Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania for production of the company's SoyLean(R) brand products. Natural Harmony Foods estimates these copackers will be able to satisfy the SoyLean(R) volume requirements of the eastern half of the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. through 2006.
The selected copackers are USDA USDA,
n.pr See United States Department of Agriculture. approved and bring years of industry experience to their new role in producing and packaging SoyLean(R) brand products. Collectively, the copackers have produced for quick-serve restaurants such as the Wendy's chain, as well as for many of the leading U.S. foodservice U.S. Foodservice is one of the largest broadline foodservice distributor in the United States. The company distributes food and related products to over 250,000 customers, including restaurants, healthcare facilities, lodging establishments, cafeterias, schools and colleges. U.S. companies. They also have produced value-added products for such leading food marketers as Tyson, Perdue Perdue may refer to:
"Natural Harmony Foods has chosen to use copackers to preserve capital and allow management to focus time and financial resources on building product trial and brand awareness," said Sam Dewar, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and founder of Natural Harmony Foods. "Using copackers also allows us to more accurately predict overhead costs overhead costs
see fixed costs. and reduce our products' time to market. Our particular copackers have the regulatory certification, established supplier relationships, and food industry contacts to get this job done efficiently while meeting our company's strict quality standards."
Natural Harmony Foods estimates that the Florida copacker has the immediate capability to produce 20 million pounds of uncooked SoyLean(R) products with a sales value of $50 million. The producers in Georgia and Pennsylvania each can produce 10 million pounds of fully cooked SoyLean(R) products specifically for retail sale; each of these outputs would have a retail sales value of $35 million.
Natural Harmony Foods owns the popular SoyLean(R) brand, which marries the taste and nutrition of natural, lean beef, chicken and pork with the health benefits of soy. The company's trial products were introduced in 2002 in Southern Florida Publix supermarkets, where they became the first meat products ever to gain U.S. government approval to include the soy heart health claim on their labeling.
For full retail commercial production, Natural Harmony Foods intends to launch a line of five products in the freezer case. These will include the company's signature SoyLean(R) Flame Broiled broil 1
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1. To cook by direct radiant heat, as over a grill or under an electric element.
2. To expose to great heat.
v. Beef Patties alongside four new items: SoyLean(R) Breakfast Sausage A breakfast sausage (or country sausage) is a type of fresh pork sausage usually served at breakfast. It is not cured or smoked. It is essentially highly seasoned ground meat, so it does not keep and should be stored and handled appropriately. , SoyLean(R) Chicken Patties, SoyLean(R) Beef Meatballs, and SoyLean(R) Chicken Strips.
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