Our Parent Company
Steuben Foods, located in Elma, NY, is a low-acid, aseptic, and extended shelf-life (ESL) blender, processor, and packager that utilizes Tetra Pak, Sig Combi, Evergreen, and bottling formats. Steuben Foods has > 700 employees, a total footprint under the roof of > 500,000 sq. ft., and operates 24/7, 365 days a year. For more information about Steuben Foods, visit their website www.SteubenFoods.com. (click here)
Who We Are:
Steuben GNS is the Ingredient Manufacturing Division of Steuben Foods. In August of 2021, Steuben Foods, Inc., through its Steuben GNS ingredients division, under the direction of Dr. Cheryl Mitchell, announced the official launch of a line of plant-based ingredients made using their proprietary HydroReleased Technology (US Patent #7,678,403). Ingredients and applications were exhibited at the SCIFT 2021 in Anaheim, California and at the Supply Side West 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. HydroReleased Ingredients are the products made by Steuben GNS’s proprietary technology. Now operating a 20,000 sq ft facility in Elma, NY, Steuben GNS has the capacity of processing over 20 million pounds of raw material annually.
To enhance the nutritional, flavor, and textural value of foods and beverages by providing HydroReleased Ingredients from grains, nuts, and seeds.
2005 – The HydroReleased Ingredient™ (“HRI”) technology was developed by Dr. Cheryl R. Mitchell and patent filed.
2006 – First HRI ingredient plant developed by Dr. Mitchell was built in California.
2010 – HRI ingredients and process received US patent.
2015 – HRI technology was sold to Steuben Foods, Elma, NY.
2016 – Construction of HRI manufacturing facility in Elma, NY began.
2017 – Launch of HRI ingredients for use in Elmhurst 1925 beverages.
2021 – HRI ingredients opened sales to food and beverage industry.
2022 – Introduction of functional HydroReleased fiber, oil, and protein ingredients.
We Care About Sustainability: Water & Power
Water Usage: All of Steuben’s electricity is derived from renewable energy; the hydroelectric grid of the mighty Niagara River. We started 2021 with the progressive goal of saving 2.6 million gallons of water in our ingredient manufacturing plant this year. As of April 2021, we’ve met and exceeded our goals- and are projecting to save approximately 8 million gallons of water by year-end.
Power Usage: We’ve invested in high-efficiency LEDs company-wide, from parking lots to offices. This switch is saving 94 kW of power/hr, over 800,000 kW per year!
Raw Material Traceability:
We believe in traceability of our raw materials right back to the farm and field. Raw materials such as oats that are certified to be gluten-free are subject to the Purity Protocol. Since we use a variety of raw materials, some of which are considered allergens, we process only one raw material at a time. After extensive cleaning, we validate that the equipment is free from any allergen-containing raw materials.