Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Research Chefs Association Ontario Chapter Lunch & Learn Event held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Maple Leaf ThinkFood™ Centre in Mississauga,Ontario. It was a great opportunity to meet new people, see the facilities at MapleLeaf Foods as well as an opportunity to share updates on the award-winning Profi, high protein plant-based composite (HPPC), Natralein Pea and Brown Rice proteins as well as Butter Buds natural flavour alternative ingredient.
Interview with Alex Robinson, Partner with Dealers Ingredients
Canadian company Dealers Ingredients is proud to be celebrating 40 years of supplying quality, natural ingredients to food manufacturers and processors across Canada in all sectors of the food industry including bakery, meat, beverages, soups, sauces, snacks, and confectionery.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Robinson, one of the partners who were instrumental in helping Dealers become what it is today. Below, are some of the key highlights from that meeting.
“In 1976, Dealers Ingredients started as a distributor of dairy products and continues to this date. Over time the company had gone through several changes. I was fortunate enough to be asked to join Dealers on October 29, 1984 to help them expand their distribution of dairy products in Canada. In the mid 1990’s, Dealers Ingredients expanded to become the official Canadian distributor of the Butter Buds line, a functional dairy concentrate and natural flavour alternative. Last year, the company celebrated Butter Buds’ twentieth year in Canada. During the 90’s Dealers built a very strong reputation as a key supplier of whey powder in Canada through their ability to secure large and consistent inventory contracts from many of the large manufacturers within Canada. Up until 2001, Dealers was actually called Dealers Dairy Canada Ltd. when I spearheaded the name change to Dealers Ingredients reflecting the shift occurring within the marketplace and Dealers towards value-added, branded ingredients. In 2013, Dealers Ingredients acquired the Canadian distribution rights for OneGrain, a unique salt reduction solution from AKZONOBEL of the Netherlands.
In terms of revamping our facilities, in 2014 we completed the construction of a test kitchen facility and presentation room at our head office enabling us to create and consult on product development concepts as well as have the ability to conduct customized customer presentations. Up until 2014, we were strictly an ingredient distributor for the Canadian marketplace. However, in 2015, Dealers Ingredients evolved further to focus on the development and distribution of their own products as well as providing product development expertise. The start of this change occurred with the recent introduction of the award-winning PROFI line of products. PROFI Pro is a high protein plant-based composite (HPPC). PROFI Bake is a high protein plant-based composite HPPC with added fiber and designed specifically for the bakery industry. PROFI is also available for International shipping. This year, Dealers Ingredients was the proud recipient of the 2016 DUX Ingredients and Technology award for PROFI and was also the Finalist in the Specialty Products Category of CTAQ 2016 Food Innovation Award with the improved PROFI Pro and improved PROFI Bake ingredient products.
Although, the transition from dairy to other categories was planned, it happened relatively fast to match the recent changes within the marketplace by consumer’s increased demand for healthier, plant-based proteins and fibers. With the report by World Health Organization (WHO) indicating that the consumption of prepared and cured meat products were found to be “carcinogenic to humans”, we expect that this will create even more demand for products containing plant-based proteins.
As an innovative company, plans are in place for many more initiatives and we look forward to sharing them with all our current and new customers in the very near future.” said Alex Robinson, Partner, Dealers Ingredients Inc.
We would like to thank Alex Robinson for taking the time to meet with us and share some of the history of Dealers Ingredients Inc.
Dealers Ingredients will be speaking at the upcoming the upcoming 5th Annual Canadian Food & Drink Summit (Monday, Nov 28 to Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016) by the Conference Board of Canada being held in Toronto, Ontario
On Day 2 of the summit, Jerry Hanus, Dealers Ingredients Technical Sales Representative will be speaking about Dealers Ingredients experience as one of the contest winners of the 2016 Quebec’s DUX Program, Eating and Living Better event.
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With this year’s theme “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.”, Chef Michael Smith appealed to all Canadians to support this day and beyond by “taking a climate-friendly approach to food and eating more pulses”
Check out the article on “Eating Pulses is a great way to show your support for World Food Day”
Did you know that PROFI contains pulses?
PROFI, a unique blend of pea and lentil proteins as well as chickpea powder and other plant-based ingredients, makes it very easy for any manufacturer to help create nutritious, tasty vegan products that are high in protein and fiber. Contact us to learn more, receive a sample or recipes.
WFIM Annual Network & Nibble Extravaganza
DATE: November 3rd, 2016
LOCATION: Mississauga, Ontario
Dealers Ingredients is pleased to be participating in Women in Food Industry Management (WFIM) 2nd annual network & nibble extravaganza where Dealers will be showcasing their award-winning Profi, high protein plant-based composite (HPPC), other plant-based proteins and our Joint Trial Program initiative.
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CIFST ONTARIO SECTION SUPPLIERS’ NIGHT TABLETOP
DATE: November 8, 2016
INDUSTRIES: Food Ingredients
LOCATION: Mississauga, Ontario
Come join Dealers Ingredients at the 28th edition of Suppliers Night at the International Centre, Mississauga. Dealers will be showcasing products and services and technical support staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.
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Congratulations to Mixit on the launch of their new, innovative and complete breakfast, high protein oatmeal cereal mix called “Hungry like a Wolf” containing Natralein Pea Protein isolate! An innovative, convenient and complete breakfast mix containing 13g of protein per serving of 50g makes it ideal for athletes as well as active life-style consumers.
“Our customers are always looking for something new, different and unique. Adding Natralein Pea Protein by Dealers Ingredients to one of our oatmeal cereal mixes as well as including it in our list of ingredient Mixit items meet the growing trend for plant-based proteins.”said Stephanie Jackson, Owner, Mixit.
As personalization continues to be one of the mega trends with consumers today, Mixit also carries a list of many different ingredient options including Natralein Pea Protein isolate for consumers to choose from if they desire to create their own or add on to one of the current mix options.
Interested in learning how to best incorporate Natralein Pea Protein or PROFI into your own product concept recipe? Please contact your Dealers Sales Consultant or call our office at 905 458 7766 or i email@example.com
Imagine the possibilities! Check out these on-trend ingredients to inspire your next product development project. They’re proof that Bakery Showcase, a biennial trade show in Toronto, offers more than baking solutions.
Consumers have a seemingly insatiable appetite for protein. According to food scientist Carol Finlan, singular plant proteins from pulses do not provide the essential amino acids recommended by the WHO. Profi Pro is a specially formulated blend of plant proteins that delivers all the essential amino acids. Applications include beverages, soups, sauces, baked goods and even veggie burgers. High protein, high fibre Profi Bake for baking applications is a gluten-free functional replacement for wheat flour. Both products are GMO-free, Kosher and Halal certified. DealersIngredients.com/profi/