With the spring season in full swing, the raw material procurement and global quality teams at Silva International have already spent several months planning for the planting, harvest and dehydration of various crops around the globe. This time of the year is bustling with activity in both hemispheres.
Wondering about what's happening at Silva? Below you'll find several articles to keep you up to date on the latest news.
For more than 35 years, Silva has been delivering the highest quality dehydrated vegetables, herbs, and fruits … but we’re not content to rest on our past success. We’re always looking for new and better ways to serve our customers so they can have confidence in both the ingredients we provide and the process we follow from field to finished product.
For more than 35 years, Silva International has been providing high quality dehydrated food products. Over that time, as you can imagine, we’ve seen a lot of different trends and changes in the market. That continues to be true today. But there’s one product that seems to stand the test of time because of its appeal across different markets that we serve—human food, pet food, and nutraceutical, just to name a few. That product is carrots.
In the last several years, consumers and food companies have become increasingly concerned about the use of certain practices in the growing and processing of ingredients. One of the distinctions that many consumers are looking for is the non-GMO verified seal, meaning that no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a part of the growing or processing of a certain product or ingredient.
According to Fortune magazine, U.S. pet owners were expected to spend over $62 billion on their pets in 2016. Although the exact numbers aren’t in yet from last year, one thing is for sure—the pet care and pet food industries are big business. Here are 4 essential elements you should look for when evaluating your dehydrated vegetable partner.
Here we are at the end of another year. There’s something about the way we mark the days and the years that just seems to naturally produce a time of reflection for most people. Some of us make resolutions or renewed commitments to living in certain ways. And, unfortunately, most of us break those resolutions within a few days or weeks. Here at Silva, we have five ways that we talk about who we are and what we do … and most importantly how we do what we do. These things are at the core of who we are and they will never change.
Silva, as a dehydrated vegetable manufacturer, is proud to be a part of an industry that provides great-tasting, high-quality food products. Our commitment to food, though, goes far beyond what we do every day. On December 10, 2016, Silva once again partnered with Feed My Starving Children, an organization that provides nutritionally complete meals for starving, malnourished, and hungry people around the world.
As we look ahead to the winter months, many of the root crops Silva produces for our customers have already been harvested and dehydrated at origin ready for further refinement at our Illinois facilities. In this crop report we will briefly look at the market outlook for some of our root crops as well as a few vegetables harvested toward the end of the year.
We hope you are planning to have a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with great food and good times. For most of us, Thanksgiving is built around a fantastic meal with classic dishes: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and lots of pie—pumpkin is usually the favorite!
One of our goals is that our customers develop a deep confidence in the products we produce for them. That confidence is something that typically grows over time—we say it grows in the process. Recently, Crest Foods awarded Silva International with their Partners in Crest Culture Award.