Exemplary Customer Service
At Pacific Ingredient Exchange we pride ourselves on giving the best experience.
We strive to be a one-stop shop providing ingredients from regional, national and global suppliers.
We take a personal approach to each customer’s needs and try to build
Pacific Ingredient Exchange (PIE) is an industrial food brokerage company founded in 1985 in Stockton in the Central Valley of California. PIE started out in the sales and marketing of dried fruits and nuts in the fertile Central Valley. Before long, the family-owned PIE was also sourcing ingredients globally for customers in the bakery, beverage, fruit processing, natural foods and prepared foods industries.
PIE moved its operations in 1997 to Aptos, on California’s Central Coast, where it continues to be a family-run company with a global reach.
PIE customers include global packaged goods companies, national food and beverage distributors, regional wholesalers and distributors, as well as local food and beverage companies.
Pacific Ingredient Exchange prides itself on exemplary customer service, 31 years of experience and expertise in the food industry and a strong emphasis on food quality, safety and sustainability.
We take a personal approach to each customer’s needs and try to build long-term relationships based on trust, integrity and commitment. We strive to be a one-stop shop to help customers with their buying needs.
Our suppliers represent the highest quality of standards and safety in the food industry. Suppliers value us for the volume of business we can do, resulting in savings that can be passed along to customers.
National Organic Program (NOP)
NOP is a regulatory program housed within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. NOP is responsible for developing national standards for organically-produced agricultural products. These standards assure consumers that products with the USDA organic seal meet consistent, uniform standards.
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. CCOF envisions a world where organic is the norm.
FDA Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label
The FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices.
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.