Five Star Custom Foods Blog
(Now Part of Cargill)

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

Why Clean Label is More Important Than Ever

  Butylated Hydroxytoluene. Monosodium Glutamate. Yellow #5. There are a bunch of ingredients out there that can scare away a food company’s...

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Quality May 5, 2016

What To Look For When Evaluating A New Custom Food Manufacturer

When you’re shopping around for a new car, you’re going to ask a variety of questions. Does it look nice? What kind of gas mileage does it get? How...

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Food Manufacturing May 4, 2016

How to Find the Best Pre-Cooked Meat Vendor

Pre-cooked meats benefit restaurant chains in a variety of ways. They save on equipment costs, eliminate food waste and make dishes easier to...

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Insider, Quality May 3, 2016

How A Custom Food Manufacturer Can Reduce Per Unit Costs

If you’re a food purchaser, managing cost is a huge priority. Overall costs are one thing, but you also need to know per unit costs in order to...

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Quality Apr 28, 2016

How To Know You're Getting Good Value from Your Food Manufacturer

There’s a difference between cost and value. Cost is the actual amount you spend on something. Value is how much you believe it’s worth. Many people...

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Quality Apr 27, 2016

The Long-Term Advantages of Using a Custom Food Manufacturer

Take a moment and think back to a time when you were dating. What were you looking for in another person? Were you interested in a long-term or...

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Quality Apr 26, 2016

Food Safety: How the Right Custom Food Manufacturer Delivers Peace of Mind

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it takes an army to tackle food safety, especially if you’re a food producer. From E. coli and...

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Food Manufacturing, Safety Apr 19, 2016

Why You Don't Have To Sacrifice Food Quality To Reduce Costs

There are many instances in life where you have to make certain sacrifices to save money. If you’re a parent, for example, you might give up those...

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Quality Apr 15, 2016

Predicting Flavor Trends for Your Menu That Millennials Will Love

Designing a restaurant chain menu is no easy task. From colors, fonts and sizes to prices and flavors, there is a wide variety of elements to...

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Culinary Apr 7, 2016