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15 Tips To Reopening

What will be the “new normal” for our business? And how can we incorporate Coronavirus mitigation and safety into our everyday work life?  With States continuing the reopening process, we need to take a closer look at how to do this properly. Prohibit sick employees in the workplace. Apply strict handwashing practices, robust procedures, and encourage habits to clean and sanitize surfaces. Enforce that the person in charge of a food service facility is a Certified Food ... Read More
at Thursday, June 18, 2020

Stratas Foods COVID-19 Pandemic Business Continuity Actions

Stratas Foods, LLC (Stratas) is committed to the safety of our colleagues, customers, partners and products. From the earliest stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Stratas has managed our supply chain to help ensure the uninterrupted flow of safe, high-quality ingredients to our customers. Specifically, we have activated processes to protect our employees, customers, and partners in the sourcing of ingredients, manufacturing, and supply of our products to the industry. Pandemic Res... Read More
at Monday, March 23, 2020

Erik Heggen Named CEO of Stratas Foods

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, March 12, 2020—Stratas Foods LLC has announced the appointment of Erik Heggen as its new CEO. The appointment is effective immediately. Tedd Kruse will assume the role of president of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Milling based in Decatur, Illinois. Heggen has been either indirectly associated or directly involved with Stratas since the company began. He joined ADM in 2001 in Specialty Feed Ingredients, later joining the refined oils group, progressing through sales ... Read More
at Thursday, March 12, 2020

Captain D's Names Stratas Foods as One of Top Four Suppliers for 2019

Stratas Foods was recognized for its excellence as a supplier at the recent Captain D's 2019 Summer Convention in San Antonio. Stratas was one of just four suppliers recognized at the event. Read more Read More
at Thursday, October 17, 2019

Stratas Foods Brings Cleaner Soy Shortening to IBIE

Stratas Foods Brings Cleaner Soy Shortenings to IBIE   MEMPHIS, Tennessee, August 28, 2019—Stratas Foods is presenting two industry-changing products, Apex and Superb Select 1020, at the 2019 International Baking Industry Exposition. Released in 2018, Superb Select 1020 is a soy based, palm free shortening made without hydrogenated oils which substantially reduces saturated fats compared to most shortenings.  Released by Stratas in 2016 ahead of the FDA mandate to remove par... Read More
at Tuesday, September 3, 2019

When should bakers use custom fat or oil ingredients?

When the U.S.. Food and Drug Administration revoked the Generally Recognized as Safe status for partially hydrogenated oils (o.h.o.s), the baking industry scrambled to find replacement fats and oils to deliver the same level of functionality to their products. While bakers still needed fats that could provide the same stability, flavor and ease-of-use, this regulatory change shook up the industry. Read More Read More
at Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Stratas Foods Wins Quality and Service Award from Dot Foods for the Third Year in a Row

Stratas Foods Wins Quality and Service Award from Dot Foods  for the Third Year in a Row   MEMPHIS, Tennessee, May 20, 2019—Stratas Foods was recently awarded the 2018 Quality and Service Award by Dot Foods, the nation’s largest food industry redistributor. This is the third year in a row Stratas Foods has won the award, which recognizes Dot’s top-performing manufacturer partners in the areas of quality and service.   “Across our industry, there&rsq... Read More
at Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Stratas Foods celebrates 10 years in business

As Stratas Foods celebrates 10 years in the fats and oils business, the company reflected on industry challenges across the past decade and what the future holds for fats and oils. Today, Stratas Foods provides fats and oils, mayonnaise, dressings and sauces to the food service, food ingredients and retail private label markets in North America. The company’s Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Center provides a place for its team of scientists to create new ingredients to addre... Read More
at Thursday, April 18, 2019

Stratas Foods: Culinary + Clean Label

The issue of clean and clear food labels means different things for those in various parts of the food industry. For Chef Vincent Barcelona, director of culinary and corporate chef at Stratas Foods and THE KITCHEN, the issue was beginning to take shape almost a decade ago. Today, Barcelona works with Roger Daniel, Stratas Foods’ vice president, Research and Development and Innovation, to determine the difference between industry fads and trends. Read More Read More
at Friday, January 18, 2019

Stratas Foods: Clean, Clear Labels

For several years now, “clean” labels have been a trending topic in the food ingredient and foodservice markets. Now coming to the fore is the concept that consumers are demanding “clear” labels as well. They want to understand the ingredients and why these ingredients are used in their foods. Among those experts studying industry ingredient shifts and consumer demands have been Roger Daniels, vice president, Research and Development and Innovation for Stratas Foods... Read More
at Thursday, December 13, 2018