North-South Food Link

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is pleased to announce the North-South Food Link, a Virtual Trade Event (VTE) focusing on natural and healthy food products occurring on October 1, 2020. North-South Food Link will provide a unique opportunity for Brazilian natural/healthy food importers to expand its portfolio of products and develop new network connections. The event will connect one-on-one with U.S. exporters through virtual business-to-business meetings set up in advance by FAS.

U.S. products are perceived as high quality, safe, unique, and reliable. Besides, Brazilian consumers are increasingly searching for differentiated products. Along these lines, the North-South Food Link will provide excellent opportunities for Brazilian importers to see the healthy/natural segment’s newest product trends.

This event is free for Brazilian importers to participate; however, the number of slots is limited. Therefore, if you are interested in being part of this experience, proceed with your registration at and send an email to or The registration period remains open until September, 25th.

For questions, please send a email to or

Find below the list of U.S. exporters that will participate in the Virtual Trade Event.


BUSINESS DELEGATION – 32 U.S. businesses

# Company Representative, Title State Market Website
1 Amy’s Kitchen Jessica Poingt,

Gerente de vendas internacionais

CA Organic frozen meals, Soups
2 Bascom Maple Farms, Inc. Daemon Borek, Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing NH Pure and Organic Maple Syrup, bulk maple syrup, bulk mape sugar products
3 Blue Diamond Growers Edgar Fernandes, Managing Director, Latin America CA Almonds
4 Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. Jan Chernus, Business Development OR Natural, organic, gluten free, whole grain, non-gmo cereals, granolas, baking mixes, flours, oats, grains, side dishes and snack bars.
5 Bunker Foods Corp Xavier Delorme, Sales Executive NJ Food and Feed Specialty Ingredients, beans, nuts, lentils, seeds
6 Cherry Central Cooperative Mark Becker, Director of International Supply MI Cherry Products
7 Excel Trade LLC Kory Keeney, Sales Manager WA  

Breakfast cereals, plant-based beverages, sugar-free candies, juice boxes
8 Fulfill Food & Beverage ( Karuna Beverages) Angela Zeng, Owner MO Natural Health Food Beverages tilth-producer fulfill-food-beverages-llc
9 Glanbia Nutritionals Declan Dalton, Product Strategy Manager ID Cheese, Proteins en
10 Godshall’s Quality Meats, Inc. John Molinaro, Director of International Sales PA Variety of meats and healthier proteins
11 Graceland Fruit Inc Haley Noonan, Director of Sales MI Dried cranberry, cherry, cultivated blueberry
12 Great Lakes Gelatin Co. Philip Pittsford, International Business Manager IL Collagen protein powder, flavored and unflavored gelatin powder, MCT oil and oil powder www.
13 Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Ken Firl, Sales Director Ingredients OR  

Hazelnut inshell, kernels, roasted, diced, butter, meal.
14 Healing Butterfly Jackie Hirsch, CEO FL Suprfoods, Aqua Sprout Plant Protein
15 Hilmar Cheese Dan Duran, Export Sales Manager


Cecilia Munoz, Export Sales Coordinator

CA Cheese
16 Homera, Inc. Robert Hoffman, Brokerage Unit Lead PR Oats, flours, rice and rice based products, organic pizza, plant-based meats, whole grain, sprouted breads.
17 Jetset Foods Inc. Guayo Kouri, Sales Director FL  

Supermarket Packaged goods
18 Karmalize, LLC Amit Haryani NJ Nut butters, Healthy Snacks, Nuts
19 Liquadry Chuck Cosgrove, Marketing Specialist UT Botanical Juice Powders
20 Mariani Packing Co. Erica Muche, Regional Sales Manager CA Dried Fruits
21 MEM Fairway Inc Andressa Ely CA  

Conventional and organic nuts, seeds and dried fruits
22 Mighty Cricket Sarah Schlafly, CEO MO Protein powders, flours and oatmeal
23 Milk Specialties Global Yeni Farias, International Business Development Manager MN Dairy Proteins
24 Morning Light Kombucha Melinda Williamson,


KS Kombucha
25 Pacific Ag Commodities  

Christoper Cota, President


CA Organic and Non-GMO Grains and Pulses
26 Pacific Valley Foods Inc. Patrick D’Ambrosio, VP Business Development and Corporate Strategy


WA Frozen and dehydrated fruits; legumes; popcorn and juice concentrates;
27 Raisin Adminsitraive Committee Marco Albarran, RAC Representative CA Dried Fruits
38 Royal Ridge Fruits Carlos Pantoja, Western Regional Sales Manager WA Dried Cherries, berries and fruit
29 Schreiber Foods, Inc. Fernando Batista, Export Sales Director WI Dairy Products and Ingredients en-us
30 Space Enterprises LLC Fernando Ramirez, CEO TX Chia Fruit Spreads
31 The Tru-Nut Company Reid Edgar, Owner GA  

Protein Powder
32 Trail Truffles Casey Zaugg, CEO UT Truffles

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