January 2, 2020 Confirming our commitment to food safety, we would like to make the public aware of a voluntary recall of clover sprouts. Sprouts Unlimited of Marion, IA, has issued a voluntary recall of clover sprouts from the market. The sprouts were grown using our seed lot SCL2-9AX. Samples have been taken of the sprouts in question as well as the seed used. At this time there has been no confirmation that the seed lot or the sprouts were contaminated with E. coli or any other pathogenic bacteria. Although this lot was not purified using our new state-of-the-art technology, we are confident that our documented, best-in-class food safety processes safeguarded the integrity of this product. We are awaiting further tests to determine if a withdrawal of the clover seed from the market is necessary. In the meantime and out of an abundance of caution we recommend customers discontinue using SCL2-9AX. We are shipping our customers replacement seed while we await test results. If the seed is confirmed to contain pathogens we
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SunGarden® Fresh Living launches an organic product line of sprouts and micro green specialties at the New York Produce Show December 12th 2019
SunGarden® Fresh Living launches an organic product line of sprouts and micro green specialties at the New York Produce Show December 12th 2019 Due to extreme demand from consumers, SunGarden® Fresh Living is very excited to announce the launch of new organic sprouts, premium sprouts, and micro green specialties. These nutritional powerhouses provide many essential elements of a well balanced diet. These products are very nutritious while adding great flavor and texture to many of your favorite dishes. The SunGarden® Fresh Living organic product line will consist of a unique and exciting variety of products. The sprout offerings are Organic Broccoli Sprouts, a vibrantly colored & spicy Organic Rambo Radish, everyone’s favorite Organic Alfalfa & Clover blend, and the highly nutritious premium Broccoli & Kale blend. With organic foods quickly becoming mainstream and demand increasing by at least 20%, SunGarden® Fresh Living decided now is the ideal time to launch this unique new line. These organic sprouts, premium sprouts, and micro green specialties are a great way to increase your
On a dreary and rainy Saturday November 23rd the staff at International Specialty Supply (ISS) along with kids part of the highlands initiative "Teens Need Training" where warm inside playing laser tag and packing up Thanksgiving dinners for families around the Upper Cumberland region. For the past 3 months the staff at ISS has been taking up donations for this day. "We were able to pack up over 20 bags of food, each containing a complete Thanksgiving meal." said Silas Stoddart Marketing Director "These meals will be donated to the Council of Americana Roots Music and they will distribute to families that would otherwise be hungry this thanksgiving." The initiative took place with not only a goal of feeding families but incorporating a group of children and show them how little deeds can make a difference. The Resident Services Department of Highlands Residential Services provides after-school and summer programs for up to 22 at-risk youth living in and around HRS public housing developments. Teens Need Training (TNT) provides our teens
SunGarden®was proud to be a part of the 23rdannual Cooking on the Square event. Members of the SunGarden®team where present serving up a Sprouted 15 Bean Cajun Chicken and Sausage Soup as well as our favorite Stir Fried Mung Bean Sprouts. Cooking on the Square is the signature fundraiser for Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. The event raised approximately $83,000, which assisted a family in purchasing a Habitat home at 0-percent interest. The local Habitat for Humanity is in process of building the West End subdivision, where 52 Habitat homes are planned. Putnam County Habitat for Humanity officials dedicated the group's latest home in August, which is the seventh in the West End subdivision. The local family is expected to purchase the 11th Cooking on the Square home. Habitat partner families must have a reliable source of income since they purchase the home with a zero interest mortgage. Qualifying families must live in substandard, poor or overcrowded conditions, with family, or pay more than 30 percent of their income toward
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- In support of recent FDA Initiatives and Guidance to safeguard production, conditioning, and distribution of sprouts, ISS and its SunGarden™ Seed division invested in a state-of-the-art technology and processing facility that uses a proprietary, exclusive, eco-friendly, organic, non-thermal treatment and sanitation of sprouting seeds to achieve a 5-log to 6-log reduction of pathogens. Current industry practices achieve only a 3-log reduction. This means that SunGarden's proven technology reduces pathogens up to 1,000,000 times, while current industry practices reduce pathogens only up to 1,000 times. SunGarden™ completed a thorough, scientific validation study led and conducted by Novolyze, a worldwide credible organization, confirming that this organic treatment process achieves a 5-log to 6-log reduction of pathogens. The process and the results of the validation study were presented to the FDA and are available for review to all interested parties and sprout growers. SunGarden™ Seed treatment provides the safest seeds, while at the same time maintains germination and keeps the seed in its raw, natural state with
International Specialty Supply officials unveiled a new sprout seed treatment process that will eliminate the majority of pathogens on their products at a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. Paige Stanage | Herald-Citizen PostedWednesday, August 14, 2019 BY PAIGE STANAGE International Specialty Supply officials unveiled a new sprout seed treatment process Tuesday that will eliminate the majority of pathogens on their products. President and CEO Marino Papazoglou said sprouts are a super food, but they must be throughly cleaned. "When somebody normally sanitizes the (sprout) seeds, they get rid of 99.9 percent of pathogens," Papazoglou said. "So that means there are some pathogens left over in the seed that may make some consumers sick. But now our seeds are sanitized to 99.999 percent. So there are practically no pathogens left in our seeds." Silas Stoddart, marketing manager, said the new treatment does not use bleach. "The new seed-treatment process, which uses technology that was designed in Canada, uses a solution that's been labeled as a neo-pure," Stoddart said. "That solution will bring
SunGarden™ Sprouts Makes Broccoli and Kale Sprouts the New Grocery List Necessities: Natural Remedies in the Produce Section
SunGarden™ Sprouts is using its platform as the leader in the sprouting industry to ensure that consumers have access to fresh broccoli and kale sprouts and sprout powders by making them readily available in more grocery stores. For three decades, these superfoods have been thoroughly studied for their wondrous health-inducing properties. “These sprouts are not just plants,” said Michael Gilpatrick, Account Executive. “They are an organic remedy for a lifetime of wellness.” Broccoli and kale sprouts may be tiny, premature vegetables, but these superfoods get their immense superpowers from the compound sulforaphane. To simply define, sulforaphane is a compound obtained from eating cruciferous vegetables like kale and broccoli, and has been proven to improve heart health, prevent cancer, and provide anti-aging benefits, with numerous supporting testimonials. Broccoli and kale sprouts are the richest sources of sulforaphane compared to all vegetables and sprouts. In fact, broccoli sprouts have 50 times more sulforaphane than raw broccoli. The sprouting experts at SunGarden™ Sprouts have perfected a proprietary recipe that starts with the highest
With new innovations, SunGarden™ works to bring more consumer confidence to the sprout industry and to grow the industry as a whole.
With new innovations, SunGarden™ works to bring more consumer confidence to the sprout industry and to grow the industry as a whole. By Staci Davidson As the healthcare industry tells us to increase our intake of vegetables and greens, the International Sprout Growers Association likes to note that sprouts are a good low-calorie source of protein and vitamin C. Alfalfa, mung bean, radish, soybean and wheat sprouts also offer a nice, healthy crunch on sandwiches or in salads. International Specialty Supply (ISS), Cookeville, Tenn., is the one-stop shop for commercial sprout growers, providing the industry with sprouting seed, sprouting equipment, sprouted fresh products and sprout powders since its inception in 1979. With the business units of SunGarden™ and Sentrex Manufacturing, ISS offers natural ingredient sprout powders, manufacturing equipment, sprouting supplies, sprout packaging and seed, and helps growers and processors with HACCP plans, third-party safety inspections and design of facilities. SunGarden™ is the business division of ISS that offers natural sprout powders, fresh sprouts, and treated sprouting seed. As a global
SunGarden™ Seed Partners with Agri-Neo to Revolutionize Food Safety in the Sprouting Industry: Organic, Eco-Friendly Seed Treatment Replaces Caustic Chemicals and Achieves Highest Pathogen Reduction
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., effective March 15, 2019 --International Specialty Supply, a global leader in the sprouting industry, introduces SunGarden™Seed, the ultimate premium line of sprouting seed that tackles the biggest fear surrounding sprout consumption: the risk of foodborne illnesses. According to the Center of Disease Control, since 1996, there have been more than 30 foodborne illness outbreaks traced back to sprouts; most outbreaks were traced back to contaminated seed. Similar outbreaks may be eliminated by using SunGarden™Seed’s new pathogen reduction process. In an exclusive partnership with Agri-Neo Inc., SunGarden™Seed utilizes Agri-Neo’s EPA and FDA-approved Neo-Pure™ technology to achieve a 4-log (10,000 times less) to 6-log (1,000,000 times less) reduction of pathogens while safeguarding the nutritional profile, germination, taste, and texture of the seed. Industry standard sanitation processes achieve only a 3-log (1,000 times less) reduction of pathogens while also using harsh chemicals. Agri-Neo’s all-natural, scientifically-validated Neo-Pure™ solution provides a higher reduction of pathogens compared to the industry standard. This pathogen reduction process combined with SunGarden™ Seed’s already-proven seed testing protocol are
Do you have a passion for food? Are you curious about the latest innovations from food experts and suppliers? Join SunGarden Natural Ingredients alongside thousands of other food industry professionals at the IFT19 and SupplySide West food exhibitions to learn about the latest products and trends in the food industry. These food expos are great opportunities for you to meet face-to-face with us to learn about our unique, all-natural sprout powders, and how we are tackling food safety concerns while still maintaining product quality. At these expos, SunGarden Natural Ingredients will be presenting its all-natural, nutrient-dense sprout powders that are high in antioxidants, digestive enzymes, and protein and free of additives and harsh chemicals. We will be providing samples of our best-selling powders at both events so you can see, smell, and taste these high-quality ingredients. If you want to learn more about our sprout powders, come visit us at IFT19 in New Orleans, LA on June 2-5, booth #4712, and at SupplySide West on October 15-19, booth #2812.