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Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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Branded Program Helps Ohio Supplier Export to Thailand

by Food Export | Sep 12, 2016
Founded in 1997, Cleveland, Ohio-based Ganeden is at the forefront of probiotic research and product development. This Ohio supplier is best known for GanedenBC30®, its patented, FDA GRAS probiotic ingredient found in more than 500 leading food, beverage, sports nutrition and companion animal products around the world.

Ganeden took advantage of Food Export’s 50% reimbursement through the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s MAP funded Branded Program to establish their products in Thailand with attendance at the Food Ingredient Asia Show in September of 2015.  While already working with an Asian distributor, the funding would help increase brand awareness and highlight the benefits of probiotics to Thailand and other Asian countries.

Because of Ganeden’s hard-work and the help of the Branded Program funding, the company was able to report a 100% increase in export sales to Thailand in 2015. They also have projected an additional 615% increase in sales over the next twelve months.

Unlike most other probiotic strains, GanedenBC30 is a spore-former which makes it highly stable and allows it to remain viable through most manufacturing processes, three years of shelf life and the low pH of stomach acid.  The efficacy of GanedenBC30 is backed by over 24 published studies showing digestive and immune support and the probiotic has an exceptional safety record with FDA GRAS status from the United States FDA. It can be formulated into virtually any food, beverage, sports nutrition or companion animal product that is baked, boiled, frozen or squeezed…. including all hot or refrigerated beverages! 

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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