Mount Franklin Nutritionals Invests Heavily in Nutraceutical Capabilities; Delivers Expertise, Capacity and Innovation for Customers

27 November 2017

Leveraging its new state-of-the-art, nutritionals-specific facility backed by veteran nutraceutical industry professionals, Mount Franklin steps up its game in the rapidly growing $2.7 billion industry.

EL PASO, TX – November 27, 2017 – Mount Franklin Nutritionals, leading provider of gummy nutritional supplements, organic gummies and fruit snacks, has recently invested over $10MM in its nutraceutical capabilities with the opening of a new 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art nutritionals manufacturing facility in Sumter, South Carolina. The facility, which can produce 11 million gummies per day, was built to deliver top-quality nutritionals for private label and co-manufacturing customers in the US and internationally.

Leveraging the expertise of parent company Mount Franklin Foods, an award-winning candy and nut manufacturer and distributor, Mount Franklin Nutritionals combines the best in gummy manufacturing with a top-quality nutraceutical facility and deeply committed, experienced staff.

“Our goal is to deliver innovative products that anticipate consumer demand,” said Gary Ricco, president and CEO of Mount Franklin Foods. “We help our customers provide nutritionals that will be popular tomorrow versus what was possible yesterday. That innovation combined with our commitment to quality is what sets Mount Franklin Nutritionals apart and ensures our customers maintain a strong competitive edge.”

Mount Franklin Nutritionals’ new facility was specifically designed to manufacture nutritionals with a high attention to detail, utilizing cutting-edge technology to ensure stringent regulations are met. The facility is SQF Level 3 Certified, cGMP and CFR111 compliant, Organic Certified and Kosher. In addition, Mount Franklin Nutritionals is certified through NSF's Certified for Sport® Program, which includes product testing for 265+ banned substances, label content confirmation, formulation and label review, production facility and supplier inspections, as well as ongoing monitoring in line with substance prohibitive lists, allowing athletes, coaches, dietitians, and trainers to make more informed decisions when choosing sports supplements.

Mount Franklin Nutritionals delivers better-for-you quality through the use of non-GMO, organic-compliant ingredients, including pectin and gelatin based formulations with natural colors and flavors. The company will be geared up to run products that are fortified with multivitamins and other high-quality ingredients, and will be reducing added sugars whenever possible by using organic sourced fruit juices and will not be using corn syrup in any of its nutritionals. With proprietary flavors, formulas, shapes and sizes, as well as extensive packaging capabilities that include bagging, bottling and bulk, Mount Franklin Nutritionals has the ability to create new, unique products designed to meet ever-changing customer demands.

“This is an exciting time for Mount Franklin Foods as we expand our nutritionals business, and we’re doing it the right way, with the right products and the right ingredients,” Ricco adds. “We’re also tapping the right people, having brought in seasoned veterans from the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries across our organization—from R&D and quality control to sales and customer service and beyond.”

All Mount Franklin Nutritionals products are made in the United States. For more information, visit www.mfnsc.com.

About Mount Franklin Foods

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC is a leading North American manufacturer of high quality confections, nut products and nutritionals headquartered in El Paso, Texas. The company proudly serves major retailers, wholesalers, co-manufacturing customers and foodservice distributors through its Sunrise Confections and Azar Nut divisions. The Mount Franklin Nutritionals brand produces natural, organic and functional products. For more information please visit www.MountFranklinfoods.com.