Second House Products - About us

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Family business established since 1986 with entrepreneurial spirit focused on innovation and organic growth.

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We invite you to learn about our powder customized solutions crafted with love for over 38 years.
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    Of production output is dedicated for export markets

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    Striving continuously to delight our customers in products and services offered

Our Principles

  • Our Principles
    Purpose-Led Performance
    SHP operates with a set of principles that reflect how we do business the right way. Our responsibility toward stakeholders, equal employment opportunities, and sharpening our competitive advantage for organic and ethical growth.
  • Our Principles
    Passion for Flavor

    You think, we create.

    Imagine eating food without flavor. Or imagine that you ate several foods that all had the same flavor. Flavor is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Our Principles
    Power of People


    Respect for human rights is a core value of our business. We believe that long-term business success can only be achieved if human rights are acknowledged and protected. We respect and protect each individual's dignity and personal rights and privacy.

  • Our Principles
    Driven To Innovate
    Innovation is everyone’s responsibility and key element for our business, leading to take food to the next level.
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Create, develop, deploy and upgrade signature seasoning, mixes and blends that brings culinary masterpiece to customer recipes.
  • Providing customized blends
    Providing customized blends

    We customize blends & concepts by developing tailor made recipes for food service chains and industrial food business. Recipe development relies on professional team connection, trial and tasting to achieve required epicurean taste by the customer/chef. Recipes are developed and kept under confidentiality agreement.

  • Promoting private label
    Promoting private label

    For retailers and brand owners who are looking for specific lines that stand out from competition. Responding to specific needs and different clientele at all levels, thereby, assuring quality and consistency of products.

  • Developing standardized solutions
    Developing standardized solutions

    That keeps foodservice business running smoothly and help them grow. This will lead the whole operation with less expenses, more employable, consistent and successively efficient. Solutions are developed and packed as per customer targeted application.

  • Our research & development expertise provides smart speed scratch techniques solutions & easy application into your hand with the focus on:
    • Saving time, money & labor costs
    • Sustaining consistency in your kitchens
    • Reducing a preliminary process by preserving cost efficiency
    • Supplying great taste and versatility
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Our Principles
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    Safety is everyone’s responsibility. We believe that our customers, partners and brand owners deserve the best. Our daily efforts are strived toward continued compliance and improvement in globally recognized quality and food safety systems.

    • Food Safety System Certification FSSC 22000
    • ISO 9001:2015
    • Halal
    • SMETA
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    Today we carry more than 700 different raw materials from all over the world. This is the essential key to our success. Thereby, we carefully select our sources and rely on our expertise in controlling the whole supply chain.
Our Principles

Our History

Want to Create Culinary Memories of Your Own?
We invite you to learn about our customized blends, crafted with love over 36 years!
Our humble beginning started in 1986, when François and Christine Rizk returned to their homeland Lebanon with a dream to go overseas and spread the culture of Lebanese and Middle Eastern food specialties over the world.

Driven by a motivated passion for authenticity, they dedicated their primary unique selection to convenient blends with instant application such as Falafel, Zaa’tar, Sahlab, and spice medleys including kibbeh, shawarma, tabouli, fattoush and their derivatives. The beginning was promising and demand for export rose to Qatar, France and other neighboring countries.

In the 1990s, our Falafel box of 200g/7 oz was identified as the world’s grocery shelf diversity imported into New York, the capital of small world. To this day export contributes up to 70% of all production outcome.

Through every milestone in Second House Products’ history, we kept thriving for culinary perfection.

 

Raising the art of combining different gourmet ingredients, and having passion for innovation and improving consistency, we thus ensure successful results in customer experience.

 

Nowadays, we are known as “Custom Blending House”, serving proudly three sectors: Retail, Food service and Food Industry based on the Motto “come and make your own mixes”.

We use our ingredient knowledge and innovation expertise to deliver specific solutions and to make food more customized, functional and consistent.

 

We sincerely want you to experience the same great taste and depth, every time!

 

We are a family-owned business with second generation succession still managed by the founders having the same passion and dedication.

We believe that all our customers are dynamic partners and thus deserve the best!

 

Our daily efforts strive toward continuous compliance and improvement in globally recognized quality and food safety systems. Today, Second House Products blends are enjoyed all over the world.

 

Each time you taste or smell our blends, you’ll feel being served at home!

 

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us.

Company Timeline

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1986
Ets Second House Products (Hereby SHP) Was Established by Francois Youssef Rizk and was involved in mixing and packing variety of spices and sell it to the local market by the use of marketing representatives with a small production facility in Antelias main road of 140Sqm.
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1988
It started exporting to ethnic markets in France then Europe and later on to the Middle East mainly Qatar. This important step has allowed the establishment to expand its product categories that include dry legumes, spice mixes and instant mixes like Falafel, Za'atar and Puddings, to outsourced products under its brand like Pickles, Syrups, Tahini and Halawa.
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1990
SHP's Falafel 200g box was shown in the US magazine as one of the world's grocery shelf diversity imported items into New York the capital of small world.
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1998
SHP moved to a bigger production facility (3000 sqm) in Mazraat Yachouh industrial zone, whereby it started focusing on private label for local and foreign brands and on groupage services for export activities. 
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2004
The export department gives birth to another sister company "Extreme for Shipping & Services Sarl (ESS)" who acts as a forwarding and facilitator agent/middleman for local firms. 
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2006
The SHP building was re-engineered to comply with good manufacturing practices by GMP experts.
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2007
A Research and Development (R&D) department was created and started working on customized recipes and tailor-made concepts. 
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2008
SHP was the first Lebanese company in its sector to be certified for 2 integrated ISO systems since 2008; Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2000) lately updated to ISO 9001:2008 and Food Safety Management System (ISO 22000:2005).
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2009
SHP was the first food manufacturing company to hold Lebanese Excellence Award certification. 
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2010
SHP was the official sponsor and supporter for Chef Ramzi Team for achieving the biggest Falafel platter that entered Guinness World Records being 10452 dozen. 
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Late 2010
SHP launched a new foodie concept under Truly Phoenician brand. The aim was to promote the Middle Eastern cuisine experience without the time or the knowledge to cook from scratch and respond to US specialty food high value market needs.
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2011/12

The R&D efforts contributed to increasing portfolio of customized culinary projects for food chains, industries, caterers, hotels... for local and international markets.

 

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2013
SHP launched a new line for instant soups and bouillon powder mixes under private label brand, being the first manufacturer in Lebanon producing such fast-moving consumer items.
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2015
SHP upgraded the existing food safety certification ISO 22000 to FSSC Food Safety Certification 22000, being GFSI certified. Being the 1st Lebanese company in its sector.
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2015/16
Introducing Instant Creamy Hummus Dip and Creamy Garlic (Lebanese Toum) as powder culinary solution for Food Services operation looking for consistency and cost efficiency. 
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2016
Started building on new flavor category designated for chips, roasted nuts and crackers being the first company in Lebanon to start developing such kind of items in customized recipes. 
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2017
SHP upgraded branding into Second House Gourmet Foods to promote targeted foodie customer looking for convenient, ready in minutes and trendy items such as plant based, keto, and veggie. 
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2018
SHP host Chef Joe Barza as professional technical support for local and foreign sales team. Leading the company to a new edge in culinary solution application. 
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2020
Upgrade Automation and Integration of Production Process.
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2021
Welcome Maggi Culinary Restructuring Current Facility and Increase Production Space by 40%.
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2022
Upgrade Certification for Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 & SMETA Compliance. Moved to bigger warehouse 2000 sqm segregate new grinding center cooking and drying center for Hummus. 
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2023

Increase in production space by 50% and segregation of new production floors for 3 processes and the installation of new Laboratory with advanced equipment dedicated for Microbiological and Chemical testing.

Also, SHP Established a new company in the UAE to support customer base and supply.

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2024
Upgrade in IT and ERP Systems as well as Innovation of the Culinary Lab and new offices. Moreover, SHP introduced the new application for online selling.
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