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Textured Concept Foods inspires the emergence of sister company Textured Food Innovations (TFI) in New York, USA

Driven by an unwavering passion, the co-founders of Textured Concept Food (TCF), Darren Benfell and Dr Lisa Sossen, have dedicated themselves to bringing the joy of eating back to the lives of thousands of individuals living with dysphagia. Since 2012, Darren, Lisa, and the dedicated TCF team in Australia have not only focused on crafting textured modified food products that adhere to the stringent IDDSI compliance standards for Pureed Level 4 and Minced & Moist Level 5 but have also prioritised ensuring that these products are as visually appealing and delicious as they are nutritionally rich, delivering the exceptional quality expected of value-added offerings.

Through a collaborative Australia-US partnership, TCF has served as the catalyst for the inception of a sister company named Textured Food Innovations (TFI), located in the vibrant city of New York, USA, set to launch in 2022. Spearheaded by accomplished speech pathologists and co-founders, Dr Carol Letzter and Dr John Amato, TFI is poised to provide the same exceptional and nourishing range of moulded textured modified food products and meals to individuals across the United States.

TFI’s genesis in 2019, driven by the shared commitment of Carol and John, with Darren Benfell, a co-founder of TCF, as the mastermind behind TFI’s innovative moulded textured modified food products and meals, embodies the same zeal, dedication, and enthusiasm that have fueled the TCF mission to become a world-class leader in the realm of textured modified foods. Together, they are united in their mission to restore dignity to the dining experience for people living with dysphagia.


We are elated to announce that Textured Food Innovations has earned official approval from both the USDA and the NYS Department of Agriculture to introduce our comprehensive product line, which includes IDDSI Level 4 Smooth Puree products. Our menu features a delightful array of meats, poultry, vegetables, pasta, and our mouthwatering French Toast. Initially, these offerings will be accessible to residents of Long Island and the boroughs of New York City, with convenient delivery options to hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and private residences.

Stay tuned, as we will soon be accepting orders through Textured Food Innovations. You can reach us at 516-731-3663 or send an email via our website at Your satisfaction and wellbeing remain at the forefront of our mission, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve you.

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