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specifically where their food is sourced and that they are
supporting the environment with their food choices, "
she said. " Brands such as Chicas, which is vegan and
Non-GMO, and 4505, which uses only humanely raised,
antibiotic-free pork, provides permissible indulgence
to those consumers where those attributes are keenly
important. "
Investing in core values
Benestar Brands' core values also play a major role in
its capital investments, specifically safety and quality. At
the City of Industry, Calif., facility, for example, collators
were installed to improve not only packaging efficiency
but also the ergonomics for employees working in that
area. Bags stand up so they can be more easily packed in
cases with minimal stress on employees.
" We look for investments that align with our company
values. Employee safety is our No. 1 value and No.
2 would be food safety and product quality, " said Dan
Robin, chief supply chain officer. " So, for example, an investment
we made for employee safety, we added lifts to
add the pellets into the hopper. Those boxes are about
70 lbs, and that removed a burden from the employees. "
As far as quality is concerned, the company's latest
investments in a TNA fryer and seasoning control have
taken product quality to the next level.
While the oil Benestar produces at its Chicago facility
is filtered before being sent to the City of Industry plant,
On the bulk packaging
line, pork rinds
travel up to the
mezzanine before
following a spiral
chute into the cases.
Mac's, the availability of Mac's can influence where they
do their broader grocery shopping, " she said. " Most recently,
we expanded Cazo de Oro tortilla chip and chicharrones
brand to include puffed wheat, corn and potato
snacks. This puffed snacks category is a significant part
of the Hispanic snack category and nicely rounds out
this brand to be a solution for our retail partners looking
to expand their reach. "
Despite its appetite for new products and acquisitions
of existing brands, however, Benestar is thoughtful
about its direction.
" We try to avoid fads and instead focus on sustaining
macro-trends, " Ms. Owens said. " Low carb is one
such example. This dietary lifestyle isn't going anywhere.
We continue to support this trend with our portfolio of
chicharrones generously seasoned with more trendy flavor
profiles that allow for safe exploration like Nashville
Hot, Ghost Pepper Ranch and Tajin. "
In addition to its chicharrones, the company has also
launched a low-carb breadcrumb substitution through
its PORQ brand called PORQ Panko crumbs.
In addition to low carb, Ms. Owens pointed out the
persistence of sustainability and traceability trends in
the food industry.
" There is a segment of consumers who expect to know
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it is filtered again onsite.
" This leads to a really high-quality product, " said Jose
Gomez, chief technical officer. " It reduces burn spots on
the product. "
The fryer itself uses a heat exchanger rather than direct-fired
heat. By recirculating the oil, the temperature
of the oil is uniform and stable throughout the length of
the fryer.
" When frying pork rinds, you'll often see a drop in
oil temperature when you add them to the fryer, but we
were able to eliminate that entirely with this new fryer
during the factory acceptance test (FAT), " Mr. Gomez
explained. " With the heat exchanger the oil stays at the
set temperature within +/- one degree. "
The consistent oil temperature has other benefits as
well. The lack of cold and hot spots throughout the fryer
cooks the product more evenly and helps control the
free fatty acid content of the pork rinds as oil is turned
over more evenly on an hourly basis. This extends the
life of the oil and prevents any drop in product volume.
" If it's 1,800 lbs per hour, we actually are producing
1,800 lbs per hour because it's that consistent, " Mr.
Gomez explained.
The control the heat exchangers provide for the fryer
temperature also enables another level of flexibility. The
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