Rita Singer has joined Wixon as Food Technologist in the company’s Protein, Application, and Seasoning Lab.
Singer is responsible for the development of protein customers’ new products, including seasoning blends and flavor systems, based on ingredient, cost, performance, and organoleptic targets. She will report to Bob Kaegi, Wixon Director Protein Applications & Seasonings.
Singer has more than 12 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Wixon, she served as Product Development Manager for Signature Brands and Senior Food Scientist for Griffith Laboratories.
“As a seasoned professional, we are excited to have Rita’s enthusiasm and depth of experience as she works with our protein clients on customized, on-trend product solutions,” says Mariano Gascon, Wixon Vice President of Research & Development.
A native of Naperville, Ill., Singer earned a bachelor of science in nutrition from Benedictine University and an associate of culinary arts and certificate in pastry arts from the College of DuPage. Singer has served as a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Research Chefs Association. She lives with her husband and 17-month-old in Milwaukee.
For more than 100 years, Wixon has been a trusted provider of flavors, seasonings, and technologies for food and beverage manufacturers. With its scientific and culinary capabilities combined with a passion for service, Wixon drives innovation and solutions for its customers. Wixon focuses on its core areas of expertise: Industrial Ingredients, including Foodservice; Consumer Products; and Protein. Customers are encouraged to tap into a portfolio of services, including R&D, custom formulation development, turnkey solutions, and menu ideation. Wixon ingredients are globally-sourced and go beyond FDA standards to ensure quality and cleanliness. The company also offers spice grinding, blending, and a complete line of package engineering options. Located in St. Francis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee, Wixon is GFSI Certified to FSSC 22000, ISO9001 Certified, and QAI Organic Certified. More information on Wixon or any of its products may be obtained at www.wixon.com or by calling (414) 769-3000.
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