International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. (IDF™) is devoted to crafting real ingredients from real food. Upholding poultry’s natural goodness, IDF creates ingredients with integrity, bringing chicken’s foundational flavor and nutrition to our partners’ food, beverage, and supplement applications.
David Hawk, Sports Nutrition
Former Mr. World and Mr. USA, protein expert.
Mission & Values
Our dedication includes bettering the communities that have enabled IDF to flourish.
IDF is proud to operate, serve, and thrive in Southwest Missouri.
In 1982, entrepreneur William (Bill) Darr founded IDF. Informed by his agribusiness education, experience working in quality control within the food industry, and his unique vision for elevating the quality and capability of poultry-based real ingredients, Bill Darr grew a business that has continually set the gold standard for poultry-based food ingredients.
In addition to creating best-in-class ingredients, IDF has consistently led the way as the first, including these industry-changing achievements:
- the first to introduce shelf-stable chicken fat to the market
- the first to develop and introduce frozen 32% solids chicken broth to the industry
- the first to introduce the “Fast Dissolution” broth powder tower dryer, which creates a natural, clean-label broth powder with no carriers
- the first to introduce a high-protein, low-fat chicken powder with high digestibility
As IDF has grown and evolved, the influence of Bill Darr’s education, his experience, and, perhaps most importantly, his visionary leadership, are qualities that continue to distinguish IDF today.