N America News May 2017

152 NORTH AMERICA NEWS / MAY 2017 , John P Bauer is the CEO and president of Basic Food International Inc, a global supplier of canned, frozen and packaged food products based in Fort Lauderdale. The company was purchased by Bauer and a teamof investors inMay 1979. He tells us more about the firmand the products it offers. Naturally Good Taste After a successful career in the food industry in New York, John P Bauer, president of Basic Food International moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and established the company. Throughout the years he has won numerous business and community awards both personally and as a company. Basic Food has been voted into the top 50 private companies in south Florida multiple times, it has won International business of the year, and is a constant staple in the local business community. In 1982 Basic Food became the first south Florida company to export to the middle east. While trading commodities worldwide has established Basic Food International as a company, changing times and habits, have allowed the company to keep up- to-date by continuously pivoting and remaining at the forefront of its industry. Its latest focus on the seafood industry, has given the company a new horizon, allowing it to grow and use the expertise of its team to reach new customers and new heights. Looking forward to the future, the leadership team at Basic Food continues to excel, and supply its long time clientele with quality products at the best possible price, while at the same time using its vast expertise to help its customers succeed. “At Basic Food not only do we value the future of our beautiful planet, but the lives of the animals in it as well,” explains Bauer. “In every step of our operations we strive to leave the smallest impact possible on each ecosystem we touch. From the ocean to the farm we continually support the safest, most humane, and sustainable practices in sourcing and production. By working closely with our customers and their scheduling needs we proudly minimize our carbon footprint by reducing the number of trucks put on the road. “Finally, we are long time donors and supporters of wildlife funds and organizations that give back to our planet and the communities we serve. We care about what you eat and we care about where it comes from. When you buy from us you buy responsibility and quality.” Basic Food has been supplying both the food service and retail industry with high quality frozen seafood, meats and chicken for over 40 years, and always at the right price. “With our hands-on approach to sourcing and development we are able to provide our customers with high quality products, inspected by us and third party inspectors. We lab test all our products to ensure they conform with food safety protocols and abide by industry standards and government regulations.” The company’s line of frozen seafood, called Marea Premium Seafood, covers a wide range of seafood tastes. Products such as: Tilapia, Mussels, Clams, Salmon, Squid, Seafood Mix, Catfish, Snapper, Grouper, Conch, Alaskan Pollock, Cod, Milkfish, Seaweed Salad, Sriped Bass, Kingfish, Imitation Crab Meat, Scallops, and many more, are continuously in stock and ready for delivery at a moment’s notice. By having plants at all principal producing countries, and its warehouse strategically located at the major port hub Miami Florida, Basic Food is able to supply retail and institutional organizations of all major markets within North America, Latin America and overseas. John P. Bauer is a German- American businessman. He was born in Fürth, Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1940. He worked for the family business BNS International Inc from 1946 to 1965, and in 1979 he purchased Basic Food International Inc. He has since served as president and CEO of the company, and has served in several civic management roles in Broward County as well as for the City of Fort Lauderdale. Company: Basic Food International Inc Name: John P Bauer Email: [email protected] Website: www.basicfood.com Address: 901 South Federal Highway Suite 202 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 SC160029

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