Tulkoff Removes PHOs, Trans Fats & Gluten from Original Garlic Spread 

Tulkoff Food Products, Inc. has removed partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), trans fats and gluten from all Tulkoff Original Garlic Spreads. The Baltimore-based private brand manufacturer describes the changes as following necessary trends due to FDA regulations and consumer demands.

“FDA regulations have been clear on the removal of PHO’s and trans fats for products like our Original Garlic Spread. Our removal of gluten is a response to increasing customer demands for products without wheat,” says Phil Tulkoff, President of Tulkoff Food Products. “We remain committed to our customers to be ahead of trends and regulations, this is the first step to evaluating the ingredients in all of our products to ensure that we continue to provide safe quality food options for our customers and their consumers,” says Tulkoff.

Tulkoff’s Original Garlic Spread is a blend of creamy margarine, chopped garlic, Parmesan cheese and herbs. 0g trans-fat logos and gluten free logos will be clearly visible on packaging. Conveniently packaged in a resealable and recyclable tub and lid the spread is available in a 2/2lb, 6/2lb and 6/4lb pack sizes. Fresh never frozen, this product is ready to serve out of the container and can be utilized for a variety of menu offerings and dayparts.



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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.