Fuchs NA Produces Seasonings and Creates the Consumers’ Next Obsession

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. 

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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!

Phyllis Koegel
As the Marketing Director for OU Kosher, the world’s leading Kosher certifying agency, Phyllis is responsible for the marketing and new business development by assisting food producers worldwide obtain OU Kosher certification for their products. Phyllis developed an early passion for consumer behavior and marketing. She joined the Orthodox Union in 2006 after serving as Marketing Manager for Sabra Hummus. At Sabra Hummus, she helped launch the hummus category to the American market. Hummus became a staple in American households and grew to a billion-dollar food category. Sabra Hummus was purchased by Pepsico in 2008 and has grown to over $1 billion in annual sales. Prior to joining Sabra, Phyllis was involved in the development and success of the International Kosherfest Trade show. As Show Director from 1989 – 2002, she worked with thousands of Kosher food manufacturers and oversaw the strategic planning and execution of the show. Phyllis was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She obtained an MBA in Marketing from Pace University in 1988. She now lives in Woodmere, N.Y. and has three children and sixteen grandchildren.