At Fuchs North America, our mission is to bring the joy of food to life for consumers around the world. As a go-to seasoning supplier for food industry leaders, we deliver on this mission by partnering with food brands to create consumers’ next obsession. Since 1990, we’ve been part of the Fuchs Gruppe, the leading privately held seasoning and spice company. When a partner works with us, they get all the benefits of working with one of the most respected seasoning manufacturers in the world. We have a vast array of seasonings and spices, producing over 6,000 products per year.
OU Kosher: What and when was your first product certified Kosher?
Fuchs: We came under OU Kosher certification in the 1970’s around the time are company separated from another spice company and began operating independently.
OU Kosher: How many products are now under OU kosher certification?
Fuchs: We have over 4,000 OU Kosher certified products.
OU Kosher: Is kosher certification important for marketing purposes?
Fuchs: Yes, many of our customers have Kosher specifications for their products and our certification is noted within our marketing materials
OU Kosher:Are you exporting to the Israel market?
Fuchs: Not currently
OU Kosher:Are you targeting other markets like gluten free and vegan via your OU kosher certification?
Fuchs: We target and work with many specialty food product customers
OU Kosher:Do you onboard and train employees who are part of the kosher program?
Fuchs: Yes! It is part of onboarding process and annually ongoing.
OU Kosher:Do you have products in your facility that are not kosher?
Fuchs: Yes, but they are under 1% of our total business.
OU Kosher:Do you have any plans for new products or new services?
Fuchs: Our R&D experts are always working with our customers to create exciting new flavors and seasonings. We season everything from soup to nuts, and snacks are one of our specialties!