Displaying Posts from: 2017

Late Season Crop Report

Late Season Crop Report

With summer and fall harvest about complete, we like to summarize the market sentiments for some of our major crops harvested in China and around the world. Our quality and procurement groups have been busy, together with our raw material partners, to produce and secure quality raw material to bring to our Illinois finished goods production facility.

3 Trends in Pet Food Treats and What They Mean For Pet Food Producers

3 Trends in Pet Food Treats and What They Mean For Pet Food Producers

If you’re a pet food producer, you know that pet treats have been a big part of the market for years. There are three trends in pet snacks you should know about (if you don’t already). Knowing these trends—and shaping your product offerings around them—will allow you to deliver exactly what customers are looking for, potentially growing your market share and profitability over the long term.

The Power of Appearances: Enhancing Your Food Products to Make them More Appealing

The Power of Appearances: Enhancing Your Food Products to Make them More Appealing

We like to eat things that are appealing. Sure, there are people who will blend together a healthy mix of fruits, vegetables, and other food items and then drink down the thick, gooey liquid. But that’s not most of us. Most of us want to eat things we believe both are good and look good. With the different options available to food product development teams today, it’s possible to do some of both, resulting in products consumers love.

Steam Sterilization of Spices and Dehydrated Ingredients Still Leads the Way in Food Safety Processes

Steam Sterilization of Spices and Dehydrated Ingredients Still Leads the Way in Food Safety Processes

As technology has changed over the years, certain processes of ensuring that the food we produce is safe have gone in and out of style. Steam sterilization, though, has been around for a long time. And although its execution has been refined over the years, it remains an industry leader for reducing the microbial count of spices and dehydrated fruits and vegetables.

FSMA Compliance—What Silva is Doing and Why it Matters

FSMA Compliance—What Silva is Doing and Why it Matters

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011, but that was really just the beginning. Compliance dates related to FSMA have already come for some companies and are quickly approaching for others … and here at Silva, we’ve already been taking many steps to ensure that we meet or exceed the requirements of FSMA.