When you were younger, your parents probably told you your taste buds would change over time, or maybe you even used that line on your own children to get them to try new foods. Well, the folks at Sandridge Food Corp. are constantly on the quest to find innovative ways to better please their customers’ taste buds.
Sandridge Food Corp., a manufacturer of fresh deli salads, soups, entrees, desserts, sauces and dips, has grown to be recognized as a leader in taste, technology and food safety in the North American refrigerated foods industry.
With the growing consumer demand for great-tasting food, CEO Mark Sandridge, has made it his company’s mission to do whatever it takes to adapt to the changing manufacturing world.
One way Sandridge offers its customers the best food products is by developing state-of-the-art technology to help deliver it. Last April, Sandridge Food Corp. unveiled its new investment in high-pressure processing (HPP) capabilities along with a 7,000-square-foot HPP center. HPP is a groundbreaking food processing method that uses cold water under high pressure as an alternative to the traditional thermal process and preservatives to provide safe, minimally processed foods.
During the HPP process, the product is packaged in a flexible container and loaded into a high-pressure chamber filled with cold water and then pressurized with a pump. The pressure is transmitted uniformly, which allows the food to retain its shape, and because no heat is needed, the sensory characteristics of the food are retained while still destroying bacteria.
Because HPP kills bacteria, the need for harmful chemicals — which can give food an “off” taste — to preserve food and extend shelf life is eliminated. For Sandridge customers, HPP results in bacteria-free foods, further eliminating the chance of recalls and food-related disease. And because the foods stay fresher longer, Sandridge is able to reduce product spoilage and waste. The enhanced shelf life also enables their chefs to expand their processing capabilities and utilize a greater variety of ingredients.
Sandridge Food Corp. has evolved its manufacturing and adapted to the global economy through HPP, invigorating products, growing “greener” and a commitment to food and people safety. The results of their innovative drive are better-tasting products, no matter what age your taste buds may be.
How to reach: Sandridge Food Corp., (330) 725-2348 or www.sandridge.com