Success Stories

Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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Massachusetts Sauce Company Piques Japan's Interest

by Food Export | Jun 10, 2019
Taunk Inc. known as Meal Mantra is a growing player in the simmer sauce market. In 2019, the company participated in Food Export – Northeast’s Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.

At this event, the company met with a buyer from Japan who was interested in their gourmet simmer sauces.  In the months following the event, the buyer placed an initial order for 80 cases with potential for future orders. Tarun Bhalla, Director of Tanuk Inc. mentioned that the success “would not be possible without [Food Export’s] support.”

Meal Mantra is a line of authentic, all-natural Indian Curry sauces. Meal Mantra sauces are hand made in USA with heirloom family recipes from the creators of Tandoori Cuisine and simmered to perfection. We take pride in our all natural ingredients, clean label and easy to do Simmer Sauces that allow a unique experience to a wonderful culinary exploration of a complex cuisine. For more information visit: The company participates in Food Export’s Branded Program, Buyers Missions and Exporter Education.


Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.  

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