Our story, mission & vision – Caif



After 20 years working and thriving in the botanical extracts and flavors industry in Brazil, our founder Cesar Fernandes identified an industry need for more natural ingredients that can support and strengthen both human and pet immunity. 

On a mission to redefine, reimagine and and evolve existing natural ingredient offerings to more effectively bolster immune health in a fast-paced and increasingly chaotic modern world, Cesar founded CAIF in 2016. By directly supporting the food & beverage, dietary supplement and pet nutrition industries with innovative and clean-label ingredient solutions, he hopes to do his part in contributing toward a healthier and vibrant global community.

To redefine, evolve and innovate natural ingredient solutions that inspire global wellbeing in the modern world.

A healthier global community thriving on naturally sourced ingredients backed by science.


Start of Operations

CAIF is established in Pasadena, CA, along with the first distribution center in Walnut, CA.

Laying the Foundational Groundwork

Focused on developing a reliable and traceable supply chain for high-quality ingredients, CAIF secures an exclusive North American distribution partnership with a key manufacturing partner from Latin America. Additional partnerships also established in Asia, Europe and the U.S.



Growth & Expansion

To meet growing client demand, CAIF establishes a new foreign affiliate in Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil. Two new distribution centers are added in Redlands, CA and Rancho Dominguez, CA.

New West Coast Headquarters

New CAIF HQ is established in Mission Viejo, CA.



East Coast Presence

After a record-breaking year of steady business growth, CAIF secures its East Coast presence with a new office in Columbia, SC and a new distribution center in Miami, FL. The CAIF core team doubles in size.

Building for the Future

A new custom-designed 31,000 sq. ft  facility—the future home of CAIF HQ —is currently under construction in Columbia, SC and expected to debut in Q2 2022. The ambitious project aims to unite CAIF’s core manufacturing and warehousing operations under one roof with innovation, product development and quality assurance.

Q1 2022 – CAIF adds a new sales office in Texas, TX. Stay tuned for more exciting updates—we’re just getting started