As restaurant and food service establishments continue to close or limit service due to COVID-19, the demand for grocery items continues to rise. Food manufacturers are trying their best to meet these rising demands while at the same time implementing the most stringent procedures and protections to keep their workforce safe and healthy. In states like Illinois, New York and California where “Shelter in Place” orders are in effect, while most civilians are forced to stay home, these essential workers are just some of the heroes amongst us, ensuring Americans have stocked shelves at the supermarket.

Flavorchem’s manufacturing lines have been able to function at full capacity by instituting a robust operational and sanitation response plan that is reviewed and updated daily based on recommendations of CDC, federal, state, and local health experts and in accordance with industry best practices. All employees that can work from home have been instructed to do so. Currently, the company is responding to increases in order volume and is thankful that they have not experienced any delays supplying essential ingredients to food and beverage brands.

In a company-wide email, President Ken Malinowski thanked employees for their dedication and sacrifice during this critical time. “We are a vital part of the food supply chain. For as long as we are able, we will meet the needs of our customers who are providing food and beverages to retailers across the country and around the world. Thank you for contributing to keeping supply chains open and supporting food and chemical manufacturing as a critical infrastructure.”

Some food manufacturers have been forced to close their doors or limit production due to inaccessible raw materials coming from different regions of the world. Flavorchem is ready to help supply ingredients to support the manufacturing and production of existing essential items. If your company is in need of flavor or color ingredients for food or beverage products, please email