A Moment for Thanks and Gratitude
We want to take a moment to give thanks and a massive amount of gratitude to our production and warehouse teams, distribution partners, suppliers and all of our dedicated employees, as we help each other get through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Examples abound of how we have come together, including:
- Our safety and procurement teams worked closely together to source and deliver face masks, face shields, gloves, hand sanitizer and other difficult-to-find PPE at the peak of the crisis. In addition, they mailed out thousands of reusable cloth masks to employee’s homes so that they and their families could be safe when venturing out for necessities.
- Our R&D team wanted to show their gratitude to our production teams and cooked up a delicious thank-you meal, utilizing our products, that was individually wrapped for each employee.
- During the peak of the pandemic, The Greater Boston Food Bank reached out to Home Market Foods with an urgent request for food. 12 hours later, we delivered 32,000 pounds of protein products to support a local community, with additional donations proceeding out regularly.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces Home Market Foods as 2019 Winner of National Waste Wise Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that Home Market Foods has been recognized as a 2019 winner of their National Waste Wise Award. We are thankful for the recognition of all we do to run an environmentally conscious and sustainable facility.
In part, they said, “the food manufacturer diverted 14,472 tons of waste including 10,561 tons of food waste sent to anaerobic digestion and 1,336 tons of fats, oils and grease sold for reuse. The company recycled 1,349 tons of waxed and unwaxed cardboard and reused 1,044 tons of wooden pallets. Home Market Foods participates in community outreach by donating surplus edible food products and donated 150 tons of food to a local food bank.”
To find out more, visit https://www.epa.gov/smm/wastewise.
Product Recall on Cooked Perfect All Natural Homestyle Meatballs, 48 oz
Home Market Foods has issued a recall affecting one of our products, Cooked Perfect All-Natural Homestyle Meatballs, 48 oz., (UPC: 36669 06209) with lot number 0929-X, a “Best If Used By” date of 7/02/2020, and establishment number “EST. 2727” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This recall affects only the 48 oz packages. The reason for the recall is due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
We received a single customer report that a bag of the Cooked Perfect All Natural Homestyle Meatballs 48 oz. contained “Cranberry Stuffed Meatballs” products. As a result we have reported to USDA, and have undertaken an investigation to understand how this occurred. The quality of our product and accuracy of our labeling are our foremost concerns. We are working closely with the USDA to ensure our consumer and customers get accurate information about this recall.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Dawn Bourget, Senior Customer Service Manager at Home Market Foods, Inc., at (781) 948-1559 or CustomerService@HomeMarketFoods.com. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Troy Totten, VP of Operations of Home Market Foods, Inc., at (781) 948-1592.
Acquisition of Kelly Corned Beef Co.
On October 17, 2017 we completed the acquisition of Kelly Corned Beef Co., known as Kelly Eisenberg, of Chicago. Founded in 1929, Kelly Eisenberg is known for producing and distributing the Eisenberg brand of gourmet frankfurters and sausages along with the Kelly brand of corned beef. Continuing in Home Market Foods’ tradition as a provider of premium food products, all of the Kelly Eisenberg’s products are made from high-quality USDA beef and fresh seasonings.