Specialty Commodities launches new division
Feb. 29, 2012
FARGO, N.D. — Specialty Commodities, Inc. has launched a new safe food ingredients division called Specialty Food Ingredients.
The new division will be based in a Lodi-California processing facility that has a new vacuum/steam pasteurization unit.
“Our commitment to quality has always started at the source and includes cleaning, x-ray and the latest in eliminating visible foreign matter,” said Larry Leitner, chief executive officer of Specialty Commodities. “But with safety more critical than ever and so many global sources, there is always the risk that some microorganisms may elude even the most stringent testing. We made a corporate decision to eliminate the risk of contamination in ingredients that pass through our new food ingredients division. Pasteurization allows us to offer ingredients to our customers that have certain ‘kill’ stop.”
The company said the new facility and division positions it as a leader in setting higher safety standards for specialty ingredients while offering an extensive specialty ingredient catalogs.
The company uses Swiss-engineered Napasol AG for its pasteurization technology. The investment in the pasteurization unit is a part of a corporate initiative that started in 2012 with the acquisition of high-spec ingredient processor Lodi Nut Co.