Functional foods are in our roots and, it’s our future.

We’re a family-owned company who led the movement in South America for healthier and more convenient food solutions, which today is known as Functional Food.

For nearly four decades, it’s been our life’s work to produce better tasting and more nutritious products that deliver real and measurable wellness benefits. Fueled by this commitment, we were the first in our country to:

  • Introduce Swiss-style drinkable and spoonable yogurt products.
  • Fortify every product with extra vitamins, minerals and supplements.
  • Use only premium ingredients, such as HOWARU® probiotics and TruCal® calcium.
  • Deliver specific functional benefits, such as Benecol to lower cholesterol and iron to fight childhood anemia.
Building on vast experience and innovative firsts in dairy and functional foods, we expanded our business to North America in 2009.

Today, Statesville, NC is home to our U.S. operations where all of our better-for-you products are developed and produced in-house. We’ve discovered a whole new customer base seeking better ways to make eating healthier more convenient, more delicious, and more nutritious.

In our homeland, we’ve fostered strong partnerships local dairy farmers to help grow our economy through the production of the highest-quality ingredients. A tradition we continue today by sourcing ingredients locally, whenever possible, such as milk that comes from Stamey FarmsMeet the Stameys, our local dairy partner.
Howard Stamey founded Stamey Farms in 1951, and he played a big role in making Iredell County North Carolina’s top dairy county. Howard passed down his passion for raising dairy cattle to his son Bob, who took over the farm in 1970. Five years later, Bob began exporting cattle to Hungary and now export to more than 30 countries on five continents to meet the growing global demand for top-quality cattle and dairy in countries like Mexico, Turkey and Russia. This is how the Alarcon and Stamey families met and then formed a long-standing relationship.
our dairy partner – in Stateville, NC.