The reason we chose Ellsworth Foods as our Partner, unlike grocery stores who usually outsource processing to a third party, Ellsworth maintains control over their proteins and vegetables at their own federally inspected, ultra-sanitary facility in Tifton, Georgia.
All items are hand-trimmed to remove excess fat, providing you with more food for your money. Because they keep everything in house, we can ensure that your food is minimally processed with no chemicals added for preservation, and no water or saline added to plump up the product or increase shelf life. They even grind our ground beef, pork, and poultry assuring the best cuts of meats go into our ground blends.
All items are individually packaged and portion-controlled for health, convenience, and variety. Now, whether you’re feeding a few or many, you can simply pull out exactly what you need when you need it. Meal prep for the whole family is a snap and food waste is greatly reduced.
To seal in freshness, our proteins and produce are flash frozen, locking in peak flavor and nutritional value. This not only improves the taste but also naturally eliminates anaerobic bacteria, the cause of most foodborne illnesses. You can serve your family with confidence knowing they are eating food that is naturally safe, without the use of harsh chemicals, radiation, or other food-altering processes.
After flash freezing, each cut is individually vacuum sealed in biodegradable film, which naturally maintains freshness. Vacuum sealing also removes oxygen, eliminating 99.7% of aerobic bacteria. Aerobic bacteria is what causes grocery store meat to turn gray or taste “funny.”
Most of the more than 3,000 annual food recalls in the U.S. come from improper handling at the processing facility. Most of the processers that serve our local grocers are inspected ONLY every 90-120 days (with 48-hour advance notice) per USDA regulations.
In contrast, Ellsworth has a full-time USDA inspector onsite at their facility. This allows for daily inspections, providing you with the ultimate in food confidence. Because of the strict control maintained over selection, processing, and packaging, they've never had a recall.