Five Star Custom Foods Blog
(Now Part of Cargill)

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

Food Waste Statistics That Restaurants and Food Producers Need to Know

On June 4, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, calling on...

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Food Manufacturing, Infographic May 3, 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

Need Elbow Room? 3 Ways Custom Foods Free Up Your Facility Space

If there’s one thing manufacturers can always use (regardless of industry), it’s a little more elbow room. Facility space is a valuable commodity...

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Food Manufacturing Aug 30, 2016

Custom to Creation: What Does the Custom Food Manufacturing Process Look Like?

Taking an idea and turning it into something physical can seem like a difficult task, regardless of your industry. While inventors thrive in this...

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Food Manufacturing Aug 25, 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

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

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