Food Science: Growing to Meet an Ever-Changing Market
FoodScience Corporation (FSC) was formed in 1972 by Guido Orlandi and his wife Maria. The Orlandi family built the company principally on their passion for developing alternative therapies for humans and animals. The Orlandi family has made it their life’s work to provide exceptional, research-based innovative nutritional health care products for the well-being of people and their pets. The company has always believed in and dedicated resources to educating health professionals, retailers and its distributors worldwide. Demand for high-quality condition-specific human and animal health care products, has kept FSC leading the industry globally for more than 35 years.
The Market has Changed Over 30 Years
FSC is proactive in responding to an ever-changing global regulatory environment. In recent years, FSC has passed audits by, but not limited to, the FDA, APVMA and NPA to meet the highest regulatory standards for pet supplements in the U.S. and abroad. Roger Kendall, vice president of research and development, and Dale Metz, CEO, were both founding members of the National Animal Supplement Council. The cornerstone of NASC’s mission is to work cooperatively with state, federal and international government officials to create a legislative and regulatory environment that provides a framework that is fair, reasonable, responsible and nationally consistent.
Product Development and Innovation
FSC works closely with advisory boards comprised of leading health care professionals who use natural health care products in a clinical setting regularly. They help to formulate relevant products with focus on up-to-date, well-researched ingredients combined in highly palatable delivery systems that meet the needs of each individual market. In a financially conservative global economy with a glut of supplement brands to choose from, research, efficacy, product palatability and delivery systems influence consumer spending, compliance and repeat purchases. FSC meets these criteria not only for its house and private label products, but also custom formulations.
Benefit-Driven Health Care
“In 2007, our facility was capable of 17 million chews annually. With the significant growth in a major segment of our business we made a major capital investment in early 2010 to automate our chew line,” said Bill O’Connor, COO. “We are now in a position to handle the increase in our soft chew business with the new automated packaging machine and accessories, and we project we will produce 100 million chews in 2011 and meet our customers demand for innovative products. FoodScience Corporation is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, and the community in which we conduct our business.”
“It is FoodScience Corporation’s policy to seek improvements throughout our business operations to lessen our impact on the local and global environment by conserving energy, water and other natural resources; reducing waste generation; recycling and purchasing recycled products; and reducing our use of toxic products,” added Dale R. Metz, CEO. “We are committed to pollution prevention, continual improvement and meeting or exceeding all environmental regulatory requirements.”
Global Market Position
“Our company has a long history of providing proven quality supplements for both humans and pets that sell in various channels world wide,” said President Dom Orlandi, Jr. “We are seeking partners dedicated to providing products that ultimately improve the quality of life for companion animals, as well as leading the charge for consistent research, quality and integrity within our industry.
“Our retail and ethical branded products can now be found in more than 60 countries,” he added, “however, we manufacture, and in some cases, co-brand custom formulas for our partners that specifically meet the needs of their markets in terms of price points and formulations as well.”