Today’s food manufacturers are challenged with reaching adventurous consumers set on new discoveries and innovations. To help customers bring their ideas to life in new and exciting ways, experts from Burke Industrial and Hormel Ingredients recently came together to form a new unified team.

Hormel Ingredient Solutions, which officially debuted at IFT ’19, capitalizes on the companies’ shared commitments to providing high-quality ingredients and results-driven solutions.

“We brought our teams together to combine our dedication to serving customers through high-quality ingredients, industry-leading expertise and collaborative partnerships,” said Paul Sheehan, director of sales for Hormel Ingredient Solutions.

Hormel Ingredient Solutions specializes in providing high-quality, protein-based ingredients and other results-driven solutions for prepared foods manufacturers. The team offers a combined portfolio of fully cooked meats, stocks, broths, savory fats, puddings, gelatins and peanut butter.

“Now more than ever, consumers are seeking multisensory food experiences,” said Sheehan. “With our newly expanded portfolio, we are able to give food manufacturers the competitive edge needed for today’s market.”

The team also actively engages with customers to help bring their applications to life. Sheehan says current and prospective customers can still expect the same great service they have come to know and expect from the Burke Industrial and Hormel Ingredients teams.

“We’re more than a food ingredients supplier,” said Sheehan. “We’re a solutions-driven team that’s dedicated to helping food manufacturers succeed in turning real-life concepts into winning creations. Bringing our experts together means we have more resources, products and expertise to power our customers’ ideas.”