Fuji Food Products, Inc. Adds Foodservice Sauce & Dressings Production Capabilities


SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – July 15, 2015 – Fuji Food Products, Inc., a food manufacturing division of the Meruelo Group, announced the acquisition of additional equipment that significantly expands its capability to supply sauces, dressings and dips in large volumes and in larger sized packaging appropriate for foodservice operators. By adding large and medium scale mixing, cooking and filling capabilities, Fuji now produces a wide variety of sauces and dressings in cost effective, pouches, pails, and jugs.

“We have expanded our capabilities to manufacture an expanded array of products for restaurants, hotels, institutional locations and other venues. We have also enhanced our ability to provide customers with more value-added service by adding to our team of foodservice professionals who have experience formulating and producing sauces and dressings for multi-unit restaurants.” said Joe Marchica, CEO of Fuji Food Products, Inc.

Fuji Food Products is dedicated to the highest level of quality control. The production facilities adhere to rigorous HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point); utilize in-house and external microbiological testing and are USDA inspected for meat and poultry and FDA for seafood and other products. Our facilities have obtained FSSC 22000 international certification (GFSI) and the primary production facility is also Certified Organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fuji has exceptional expertise in RTE (ready to eat), fresh, short shelf-life products and distribution and currently sells a variety of custom and house products to several multi-unit restaurant chains including:
• American, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other types of cooking and stir-fry sauces
• Asian, American and European style salad dressings
• BBQ, Teriyaki, Chili/Spicy, Chipotle and other sauces for dipping, grilling or cooking
• Mexican-Style Salsas
• Greek-Style Yogurt Dips

“Fuji Food Products is committed to providing innovative, healthy and delicious foods that meet the requirements of today’s rapidly changing foodservice environment” said Marchica.

About Fuji Food Products, Inc.
Fuji Food Product, Inc. is a manufacturer of fresh food with a nation-wide footprint. It is the largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged sushi. Our products also include Spring Rolls, Salsas, Salads, Salad Dressing, Meals, Rice Bowls, Greek Yogurt Dips and Veggie Burgers. The products can be found in major convenience stores, grocery stores, club stores, airports and other locations across 45 states. Manufacturing facilities are USDA, FDA and GFSI certified. Please visit www.fujifood.com for more information.

About Meruelo Group
Meruelo Group is a privately-held management company serving a diversified portfolio of affiliated entities with interests in banking and financial services, food services; manufacturing, distribution and restaurant operations, construction and engineering, hospitality and gaming, real estate management and development, media; television and radio and public and private equity investing. For more information please visit www.meruelogroup.com.