Five Star Custom Foods Blog
(Now Part of Cargill)

Bringing you the latest news and resources about the custom food industry

Infographic: Balancing Cost and Quality

Life is all about balance. This infographic explains how finding the right custom food manufacturer can help you balance cost and quality in your...

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Quality, Infographic Jan 23, 2017

3 Ways Custom Food Manufacturers Can Lower Restaurant Chain Labor Costs

It’s no secret that two of the biggest costs in the restaurant industry are food and labor. There are various ways to cut costs on the former, such...

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Quality Jan 19, 2017

Get Saucy: Creating Craveable Condiments with a Custom Food Manufacturer

It’s no secret that sauces have been a staple of the food industry. After all, hot sauces alone are in the pantries of 56% of American households,...

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Food Manufacturing Jan 11, 2017

How to Reduce Sodium Levels in Pre-Prepared Food Products with a CFM

Americans consume about 50% more sodium than recommended, according to the FDA. Because of this, the administration put forth a voluntary guideline...

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Food Manufacturing Jan 4, 2017

7 Benefits of Using Individually Quick-Frozen (IQF) Meats

Individually quick-frozen meats (aka IQF meats) have revolutionized the way restaurants handle ingredients. Gone are the days when cooking products...

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Quality Dec 7, 2016

Breaking Down the Millennial Palate

Millennials have one of the biggest impacts on any consumer-based industry. After all, they’re the largest population group in America. One could...

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Culinary, Infographic Nov 21, 2016

Why Incorporating Custom Foods is an Easier Process Than You Think

  For restaurant chains, standing out from the crowd is of utmost importance. You want to give your customers an experience they won’t find anywhere...

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Culinary Nov 15, 2016

How To Deliver Simple Ingredients in Pre-Prepared Food Products, Part 2

As we discussed in part one of this blog series, clean label is a trend that isn’t slowing down any time soon. More and more consumers are checking...

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Culinary Nov 8, 2016

How To Deliver Simple Ingredients in Pre-Prepared Food Products, Part 1

Walk down any grocery aisle and you’re sure to encounter a variety of products classifying themselves as “all natural,” “preservative free,” “G.M.O....

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Culinary Nov 1, 2016