New Jersey Supplier Expands Exports of Nutraceutical Ingredients
Ecuadorian Rainforest LLC has been an active participant in Food Export's programs and services and has used Branded Program funds since 2008 to increase its export sales.
In 2021, Ecuadorian Rainforest LLC participated in Food Export-Northeast’s Branded Program to promote their products in Mexico, Singapore, and Switzerland. They used their allocated funds to advertise in printed, online, and social media; attend foreign trade shows and trade missions; pay for freight charges for sample shipments, and for the production and distribution of promotional giveaways. As a result of their export market promotion efforts, Steve Siegel, Vice President at Ecuadorian Rainforest LLC, reported over $500,000 in new export sales to these countries. They also anticipate a 35% increase in exports in the next twelve months.
Ecuadorian Rainforest, LLC, based in Clifton, New Jersey offers wholesale bulk powders and powdered extracts of nearly 1,000 fruit, vegetable, herb, marine, and spices. With over 25 years in the business, it remains as one of the industry’s most reliable supplier of nutraceutical ingredients. Certifications include USDA-accredited Quality Assurance International (QAI) organic certification; cGMP-certified facility; American Halal Foundation Halal certified; and Star-K Kosher-certified. Ecuadorian Rainforest also recently scored high marks on the NSF Supplier Assurance Audit. This audit shows a supplier’s commitment to food safety standards and practices.
Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.
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