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Making up the costs of PHO alternatives

LAS VEGAS - Retail bakers may have a way to alleviate the extra costs when working with alternatives to partially hydrogenated oils (phos) "Bakers should't make their money by buying in the back door," said Mitch Riavez, a certified master baker and national accounts manager for Stratas Foods. "They should make their money by selling in front." Click to read entire article from Baking Business Read More
at Thursday, October 20, 2016

Stratas Foods Introduces Apex

Stratas Foods today introduced Apex, the first non-partially hydrogenated ("non PHO) soybean shortening line using Stratas' proprietary Flex crystallization technology, at the Annual Institute of Food Technologists Meeting and Expo. This new product has been in development by scientists in the Stratas Research, Development, and Innovation Center since 2015. Apex offers a new, unprecedented standard of shortening functionality without the PHO, expanding the reach of non PHO soy based... Read More
Posted by Tara Stafford at Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Can doughnuts survive PHO replacement?

The results of a deep-frying study conducted by Qualisoy in collaboration with Stratas Foods LLC demonstrataed that they will.  Reproducing the characteristically delicious color, texture, mouthfeel, and shelf-life of doughnuts fried in partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) is not easy. In 2013, doughnuts topped Time magazine's list of "The 7 foods that won't be the same if trans fats are banned." Why? Read full article from Restaurant News Read More
at Thursday, October 13, 2016

Soy checkoff builds preference through U.S. Soy Advantage

If you simply look at the numbers, there's no doubt that U.S. soy has evolved from a support crop to a major player in the global marketplace. In 1991, the year the checkoff was created, the value of the U.S. soy crop was $11 billion. Fast forward to 2014, and the overall value more than tripled to $40 billion. This evolution of U.S. soy demand both at home and abroad has been due in major part to the efforts of the soy checkoff. Key checkoff activities, such as marketing, research and... Read More
at Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Casa for Casa: Playhouses set to support special advocates for children

Decatur - After generating 30 different playhouses over the past 11 years, you'd think the folks behind the annual CASAs for CASA raffle would have trouble coming up with something fresh.  Not so, as this year's title sponsor Stratas Foods is the inspiration for a food truck playhouse designed to appeal to boys and girls.  “I'm sure the kids would enjoy something like that, so it's a pretty neat deal,” said Jason Smith, manager of the Stratas plant in... Read More
Posted by Tara Stafford at Tuesday, March 15, 2016

One Memphis-based company is leading the trans fat transition

Three out of every five meals and snacks consumed in the United States can trace their roots to an inconspicuous research and development facility tucked away on a quiet Bartlett boulevard. While their products may not be recognizable to the average consumer, the end results are. Stratas Foods makes edible oils and shortenings for many of the nation’s leading retailers, restaurant chains and celebrity chefs. Now with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on partially... Read More
at Saturday, August 1, 2015

New Oils Address Trans-fat Ban

The Food and Drug Administration's recently announced ban on partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) came as no surprise to foodservice operators, the majority of whom have already transitioned over to more healthful alternatives for their frying needs. Meanwhile, those businesses that have yet to make the change will have a variety of frying solutions from which to chose as they find themselves competing in an increasingly trans-fat-free marketplace. Click to read full article from Restaurant... Read More
at Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stratas Foods and ADM team up to serve the community

How do you show that ADM cares? Through targeted grants to causes and organizations that help advance the social, economic, educational, environmental and agricultural interests of cities and towns across the U.S. and around the world, ADM Cares is serving vital needs in our communities, every day, in many ways. In the coming months, Inside will learn how ADM locations are using their ADM Cares funds to make an unique and lasting impact on the communities where they live and work. During... Read More
Posted by Tom Bandler at Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ronald McDonald House New Board of Trustees Members Announced

At the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Annual Meeting Joe Sharp, Cindie Czech, Betsy Smith and Bridgitte McKinley were announced as new members of the Board of Trustees. Click to read the full article from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Read More
at Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Stratas Announces Non GMO Project Verification for Three Products

SUSTAIN™, and FRYMAX® Sun Supreme Brands Selected for Verification MEMPHIS, Tennessee, October 27, 2014 – Stratas Foods today announced that three of its products have received Non-GMO Project Verification. The Non-GMO Project (www.nongmoproject.org) offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organisms) avoidance. Stratas’ Verified Products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project... Read More
Posted by Tom Bandler at Monday, October 27, 2014