I credit my grandmother for teaching me to love and respect food. She taught me how to waste nothing, to make sure I used every bit of the chicken and boil the bones till no [more] flavor could be extracted from them.
There is absolutely no substitute for the best. Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing.
Taking up the mantra of generations before us, we’re committed to “waste not, want not,” as demonstrated in both our process and products. Delicately bringing the inherent goodness of chicken into our core ingredients — IDF® chicken broth, chicken fat, and chicken powder — our uniquely gentle process “wastes not” food, not flavor, not protein.
As we draw ingredients from chicken, we also draw inspiration, finding a purpose for every component and crafting each ingredient for quality. Some look at chicken and see fillets, others see drumsticks; at IDF™, we see an abundance of goodness: foundational flavor, quality nutrition, and complete protein.
With vision and a commitment to naturally wholesome ingredients, we dedicate our time, patience, and craftsmanship, developing foundational poultry ingredients that enable food manufacturers and foodservice operators to bring chicken’s inherent goodness to a variety of applications. Embodying the same quality, care, and resourcefulness that has defined home cooking for generations, IDF® ingredients will continue to epitomize the mindfulness with which food will be crafted and consumed for generations to come.
Heat-recovery units on dryers
Dryers use natural gas
Majority of motors use variable frequency drives
Lighting switched to LED
Capacitor banks added
Upgraded wastewater treatment facility (WWT)
State-of-the-art electro-coagulation unit (ECO):
Biological Wastewater Pre-Treatment Plant
Operations located near raw-material sources
Consumable products, cardboard, plastic, etc. are recycled to reduce waste
2014 total recycle poundage was 9,536 lbs. which is 4.8 Tons of paper. Amounts saved equivalent to:
IDF has been recycling corrugated containers for more than 22 years – about 50% of corrugated products, or 24 tons per week.