Recent News

Wondering about what's happening at Silva? Below you'll find several articles to keep you up to date on the latest news.


China Calling (August)

China Calling (August)

China has been experiencing changing weather patterns that are causing our partners to adjust their practices to ensure that we continue to deliver fresh, high-quality ingredients. The main crop currently being affected by the decreased rainfall over the last several years is chives.

News from the Field: Spring Crop Update

News from the Field: Spring Crop Update

As we end winter with the main harvest of carrots in China’s Jiangsu province, which runs from December to March, we start looking at the vegetables harvested in spring. In both Europe and China, this is the period for the main harvest of spinach.

Steam Sterilization Yields the Quality You Need

Steam Sterilization Yields the Quality You Need

Steam sterilization is the most commonly used sterilization method in the world. Its use dates back to 1879 when Charles Chamberland invented the first autoclave. Our continuous-flow steam sterilization process gently heats the product using a combination of induction heating and direct steam injection.

New Product: Butternut Squash

New Product: Butternut Squash

Butternut squash, also known in some countries as the butternut pumpkin, is the most popular of the winter squash. Our butternut squash products provide all of the flavor, color, and nutritional value found in whole butternut squash.

China Calling (May 2013)

China Calling (May 2013)

China is one of the main growing areas in our ingredient category. While all Silva ingredients are produced at our finished goods production facility in Illinois, our Silva-China quality control staff located throughout China works with the field side of this raw material. 

Ready to Cook or Ready to Eat—Which Do You Need?

Ready to Cook or Ready to Eat—Which Do You Need?

Focusing on food safety is critical in today’s manufacturing environment. One step toward making your products safer is determining whether the ingredients you’re using are considered Ready to Cook (RTC) or Ready to Eat (RTE). There’s a big difference. So how do you know which you need?

New Product: Chipotle Pepper

New Product: Chipotle Pepper

The chipotle pepper has been widely used in authentic Mexican cuisine for years and has grown considerably in popularity in the U.S. in the last decade. Now, we’re excited to announce that we have added chipotle to our product line!