New Member Spotlight

NFRA is always gaining new members from a variety of categories. Read below to learn about some of our newest members of the association!

Oatly

Thirty years ago there was no Oatly, just some researchers at a university in a country mistakenly known for polar bears roaming the streets, nerding out on ways to turn oats into a milk alternative and creating a production process to keep all the beta-glucans (big, scientific word for soluble fiber) intact so that we could go crazy making all kinds of delicious and sustainable oatmilks and Oatgurt and oat-based non-dairy frozen desserts and then share all of this oat history through the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association.

The original idea behind Oatly was to find a way to make a nutritious milk for people who didn’t like cow’s milk or were unwilling to use it for personal reasons. Today, the idea of producing a milk directly from oats instead of first feeding oats to a cow and letting the cow process them into milk sounds remarkably sustainable but back when we started in the 1990s most people thought we were crazy. That’s cool, everything has its time. https://www.oatly.com/int/

IMA Dairy and Food USA Inc.

IMA Dairy and Food USA offers world class filling and packaging machinery serving the dairy and food industries from the brands Hassia, Hamba, Erca, Gasti, Fillshape, and Corazza.  Filling and sealing machines (FS) for preformed cups and bottles, forming, filling and sealing machines (FFS) (filled up to the aseptic level), filling systems for flexible stand-up pouches spout/unspouted as well as wrapping machines for packaging butter, cheese, soup cubes, yeast. Aseptic vertical and horizontal form, fill and seal machines for stick packs / pouches (with the corresponding dosing systems) as well as FFS machines for packaging single portions of coffee, honey. http://www.imadairyfood.com/us

Eclipse Foods

Eclipse Foods makes plant-based dairy products that are indistinguishable from conventional dairy in taste, texture, and functionality. Our first product is the first-ever plant-based ice cream that tastes just like dairy ice cream, is free from top allergens (no nuts or coconut), and is non-GMO. We’ve been featured in The New York Times, SF Chronicle, and CNN, who called our ice cream “indistinguishable from the dairy version.” Eclipse is backed by Y Combinator, Honest Tea Founder / Beyond Meat Chairman Seth Goldman, and Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian, and more. https://www.eclipsefoods.com/

Tattooed Chef

Tattooed Chef is a plant based food and lifestyle brand –serving plant based foods for people who give a crop!  We saw the need for better plant-based options utilizing sustainably sourced ingredients.  People want to experience and lead a more plant-rich diet.  We want to help make that process exciting and convenient for the consumer. Our approach is hands-on and allows us to be more conscientious of what goes into our food and how it’s being processed.  Tattooed Chef current product line includes Entrée’s, Smoothie Bowls, Plant Based Pasta Alternatives, Pizza, Burger’s and Appetizers—with more to come! https://tattooedchef.com/

Dream Pops

Dream Pops is re-imagining ice cream for the next generation. Our iconic frozen dessert bars are 100% plant-based, less than 100 calories, sweetened with less than 2g Coconut Sugar, and powered by superfoods and adaptogens. Our goal is to make plant-based & portion controlled products that never sacrifice on taste or quality. Our bars are a celebration of permissible indulgence, and offer functional ingredients and a clean label that we are proud to share with our customers.

For more information on Dream Pops, visit www.dreampops.com

Del Monte Foods

At Del Monte we’re on a mission to make veggies crave-worthy! Our Veggieful line of products offers unexpectedly delicious veggie snacks and meals for any part of your day.  Filled with plant-based goodness, real nutritious veggies to replace traditionally less healthy ingredients and nothing artificial, Veggieful provides a whole new way to eat vegetables.

For more information on Del Monte Foods, visit www.delmonte.com.

Pancho’s Mexican Food

Pancho’s markets a line of refrigerated cheese dips sold in the dairy and deli cases of Grocery, Mass and Club stores.  Based in Memphis TN, Pancho’s is a 3rd generation family owned business.  What started as the first Mexican food restaurant chain in the South created the first cheese dip in the USA over 60 years ago.  The cheese dip was so successful that a line of dips launched in retail.

Pancho’s uses the original family recipe unchanged for over 60 years with no artificial fillers or flavors, just real American cheese and our secret spices. https://panchosdip.com/