Cincinnati, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/25/2015 -- Simply Unique Snacks, (SUS) a manufacturer of innovative private label products, today announced that Dario Saldana has been named vice president of quality assurance and new product development. Mr. Saldana, will assume his new duties effective immediately.
Steven Hofford, president of Simply Unique Snacks, said "Mr. Saldana showed dedication to quality assurance and food safety systems when we were together at Specialty Food Group and his recent success in creating unique and innovative products is one of the key reasons he is here", "Dario to a leadership position demonstrates SUS further commitment to building a company culture of innovation that will ensure our customers control brands are unique and most of all food safe"
Mr. Saldana is a graduate of the University of Texas where he earned a bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and in Micro Chemistry. Mr Saldana is also a graduate of the American Culinary Institute. After actively serving in the US Navy, Mr. Saldana went on to serve as Senior Enlisted Advisor for the US Naval Reserves for 18 years.
Mr. Saldana brings nearly three decades of experience in the development of retail, foodservice and consumer packaged goods. He most recently held the position of Director of Hispanic Business Development at Horton Fruit Company and has previously held the position of Director of Product Development and Technical Services at Specialty Foods Group, RUIZ Food Products & Double B Foods. Mr Saldana will oversee Simply Unique Snacks current frozen fruit smoothie products and will have responsibility for new product development in the frozen, salty snack and baking categories.
About Simply Unique Snacks
Simply Unique Snacks (SUS) is a manufacturer and developer of unique food products. Started in 2014 Simply Unique Snacks today manufactures control brand products for many of the largest retailers in the country. Their facility in Littlestown, PA (a joint venture with Stoney Point Inc.) is an SQF 3 facility with USDA, FDA and Organic Certifications. This facility cooks, blends and assembles a variety of salty snacks and beef jerky items. In addition to the Pennsylvania facility, SUS has a BRC certified USDA/FDA frozen production operation in Texas where they manufacture and package frozen fruit smoothies.
Simply Unique Snacks is committed to providing food safe products in a responsible way to our customers and the consumer.