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New Seawind Foods Seeks to Expand Distribution of High-Quality Dehydrated Fruits, Vegetables and Spices

Former Seawind International LLC to Launch New Company Structure, Strategy at IFT New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/14 -- IFT ANNUAL MEETING & FOOD EXPO BOOTH #216 -- Seawind Foods, a trusted producer and distributor of all-natural dehydrated fruits, vegetables, and spices to industrial food processors, retailers and national consumer brands, today announced a new company structure and plans for expansion into new markets. Leading the initiatives are new management executives Garry Green and Julie Swink who, together brings extensive executive experience and a fresh perspective to Seawind. Green and Swink share a vision to maintain Seawind's reputation for delivering the highest level of customer service and sourcing the best available raw materials, while seeking to grow the product line and distribution channel as new trends and opportunities emerge.

"Seawind Foods has a long legacy of delivering quality -- both in its products and its customer service -- all while maintaining a competitive price point that sets us apart from our competitors," said Green, president and chief executive officer of Seawind Foods. "Julie and I are proud of this heritage and aim to maintain those benchmarks while seeking out new opportunities to grow the business."

Ensuring Quality and Accountability
Seawind uses high-quality ingredients and processes to create it products and has earned key certifications and designations for excellence and purity from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Every product is evaluated prior to packaging and comes with a Certificate of Analysis (COA) from a trusted third-party laboratory.

  • Vegetables - Seawind continuously harvests the world to offer its 30 varieties of premium dehydrated vegetables, available in dices, granules, flakes, powders and custom blends. The top five sellers are carrots, beets, celery, bell peppers and jalapenos.
  • Fruits - Seawind's low sweetened and natural fruits are guaranteed to never contain unnatural sulfites. Fruits are available as spears, rings, chunks and dices. Seawind currently offers 10 varieties of fruits, offered as individuals varietal or blends. The top selling fruits are pineapple, mango, crystalized ginger and papaya, with rare tropical fruits such as dragon fruit, guava, jackfruit and starfruit also available.
  • Spices - Seawind offers a range of chef-ready spice and herb varieties including dried chili peppers, cinnamon and custom blends.

Strategy Set to Tap Into New Markets
With sights set on expansion and innovation, Seawind is looking to grow product offerings into new markets. The team is actively engaging with new wholesalers and distributors under the leadership of Swink, vice president of sales at Seawind Foods.

"The success and longevity of Seawind Foods is a result of a constant focus on innovation and quality," said Green. "The Seawind leadership team sees tremendous opportunity to grow the business by expanding our product offering, and broadening our distribution channels and reach into new vertical markets."

For more information regarding Seawind Food's products, manufacturing practices, sourcing and partners, stop by their booth at 216 or visit www.SeawindFoods.com or call (949) 542-8382.

ABOUT SEAWIND FOODS
Since 1987, Seawind Foods has remained a trusted producer and distributor of all-natural dehydrated fruits, vegetables and spices to industrial food processors, retailers and national consumer brands. With a commitment to excellence at every stage, Seawind sources its ingredients from carefully selected partners throughout the world and maintains a direct relationship with the growers. Seawind Foods uses zero sulfur dioxide in its dehydration process and its fruits, vegetables and spices contain no genetically modified organisms (GMO), are certified Kosher and meet all standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). In addition, every product comes with a Certificate of Analysis (COA) from a trusted third-party laboratory to verify its quality. Headquartered in San Clemente, California, the company's supply location in Los Angeles enables in-stock orders to be shipped nationwide within 48 hours. From farm to fork, Seawind is directly involved ensuring quality is achieved at every step. For more information, visit www.SeawindFoods.com or call (949) 542-8382.

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