DePaul Industries certified to export infant formula to China

We have some exciting news to report: DePaul Industries is now certified to export infant formula to China!

How did this certification come about?

We submitted an application to the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) a few years ago. In the past few years, our infant formula sales efforts have focused on other countries, such as Hong Kong and Ethiopia. We were thrilled when auditors visited and certified our facility on Sept. 1.

Where is the formula produced, and under what brand?

We are partnering with a company called Cascadia Nutrition, which produces the formula in a facility in Northeast Portland, not far from our headquarters. We have our own brand of formula, called Juniper Naturals, and also offer private labeling.

A social enterprise exporting infant formula? How does that work?

All of our divisions support our mission of helping people with disabilities to have the opportunity to work. So our infant formula business will provide job opportunities for people with disabilities. In addition, it will help earn revenue that will support our other divisions, such as Unified Workforce, which helps people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to find jobs in the community.

How do I learn more?

Contact us today!