Five Star Custom Foods Blog
(Now Part of Cargill)

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

How Custom Food Manufacturing Helps Optimize Your Food Production

As a food producer, you want to be as efficient and productive as possible in your plant operations. That can be difficult if you’re dealing with raw...

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Culinary Aug 8, 2016

SQF Certification: What It Is and Why It Means So Much for Food Safety

The best custom food manufacturers are committed to safety. That means going beyond federal requirements and guidelines and obtaining certification...

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Safety Jul 7, 2016

4 Reasons Why Custom Doesn't Cost More With The Right Food Manufacturing Vendor

As a general rule, something that’s customized is going to cost more than something that isn’t. For example, a special-order waffle iron that’s...

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Quality Jun 27, 2016

Spice it Up! Why Your Restaurant Should Embrace Spicy Menu Items

    It should come as no surprise to anyone in the restaurant industry that spicy foods are trending up. After all, 56% of consumers eat spicy foods...

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Culinary Jun 21, 2016

Developing a Food Product? 10 Recipes That Will Inspire You

Just like an excellent writer can get writer’s block, competent food scientists can get stumped during food development. What flavor trends are...

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Culinary Jun 15, 2016

5 Ways Outsourcing Can Reduce Labor Costs for Your Restaurant

It’s no secret that food is usually the largest cost for restaurants. After that, it’s labor. According to a 2010 study by the National Restaurant...

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Quality Jun 9, 2016

10 Unique Types of Pre-Cooked Pizza Toppings That a Custom Food Manufacturer Can Provide

When it comes to pizza at restaurant chains, there are certain ingredients that should be pre-cooked before you assemble, bake and serve them to...

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Culinary May 26, 2016

The Quality Process: 7 Steps to Ensure Food Safety with Your Food Manufacturer

It is important to continually monitor and evolve the quality process to meet and exceed customer expectations. The food manufacturing business is...

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Quality, Food Manufacturing, Safety May 20, 2016

No Soup For You? How Chowder, Bisque and Other Soups Enhance Your Menu

  Mention the word “soup” to any Seinfeld fan and he or she will immediately think back to the “The Soup Nazi” episode and the iconic phrase, “No...

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Quality, Food Manufacturing May 13, 2016