OK Kosher Meets with ConAgra CEO
posted by quickosher January 2011
“We certify thousands of companies,” Levy said, “but ConAgra Foods is unique. It’s a company that never takes shortcuts, and, for that and much more, we want to recognize its outstanding dedication to providing superior kosher foods.” Accepting the plaque, Rodkin observed that consumer insights show that consumers increasingly associate kosher foods with a high level of quality. “It’s become a way to make people feel better about the food they eat and, in our case, the food they love. We’re very proud of our many kosher-certified brands and are deeply committed to preserving their safety and purity.”
OK Kosher also recognized Research, Quality & Innovation’s Food Labeling team for the work it does to help ensure that kosher standards and practices are communicated throughout RQI and the supply chain.
- Tomato products manufactured at plants in Oakdale and Helm, Calif., and in Newport, Tenn.
- Edible oils processed in Memphis, Tenn.
- Popcorn and snacks products made in Hamburg and Lakeview, Iowa, Morral, Ohio, Brookston and Rensselaer, Ind., and Lincoln, Neb.
- Non-meat dishes created in Turners Falls, Mass.
- Peanut butter manufactured in Sylvester, Ga.
- Puddings made in Waterloo, Iowa, and pudding, gels and certain varieties of cocoa made in Menomonie, Wis.
- Ice cream toppings and some tomato products processed in Humboldt, Tenn.
- Asian vegetables manufactured in Archbold, Ohio
- Seeds processed in Fresno, Calif., and St. Louis
- Sauces created in Laval, Quebec
- Snack bars made in Lakeville, Minn., and Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Some Lamb Weston product lines
- A number of co-packers performing contract work for ConAgra Foods
In addition to celebrating the recognition ConAgra Foods received, RQI team members met with OK Kosher representatives to discuss possible future collaboration on educational, marketing and brand development strategies.