As of December 1, 2015, Suntava is now part of Healthy Food Ingredients, LLC (HFI), the parent company of SK Food International and Hesco/Dakota Organic Products. The Suntava team will operate as a division of HFI, continuing to use the Suntava name.
Healthy Food Ingredients is a specialty ingredient company that provides non-GMO, organic, gluten free, and identity preserved ingredients to domestic and international customers in the food and pet food manufacturing and food service industries.
“HFI is a quickly-growing company, however, we are purposeful in growing the HFI platform,” notes Brad Hover, HFI CEO. Hover adds, “Like our other brands, SK Food and Hesco, Suntava has a rich history within the food industry and is a natural fit for us. We are pleased to include them in the HFI family.”
Suntava President Bill Petrich notes that “Suntava has a profound commitment to contributing to a more healthful way of living. We’re excited to be part of HFI and its family of companies that share our vision and values. We look forward to continued growth and expansion into new markets under the HFI umbrella, and know our customers and consumers will benefit from Suntava’s access to greater supply security, enhanced supply chain processing and certifications, plus more distribution/warehousing options, and a united commitment to the best food safety practices from field to table.”
"Suntava’s founders, entomologists, began investigating and breeding the corn for its resistance to insects. Then they realized that it was also remarkably high in antioxidants called anthocyanins, thought to have anti-inflammatory properties and play a role in preventing cancer and obesity. More, the corn could be a source of natural colorants to replace synthetic food, drug, and cosmetic dyes."
-Twin Cities Business, Suntava Takes on Red Dye No. 40
, September 2010
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