Sargento Foods Inc., recently announced the acquisition of Portionables, Inc., Portionables Inc., is a leading manufacturer of high quality frozen sauce and other value-added food products. Sargento plans to use Portionables’ expertise to further enhance its new product portfolio for the company’s food ingredient and food service businesses.

“Portionables offered us an exciting and unique opportunity to secure best-in-class product development expertise and manufacturing,” says Lou Gentine, Sargento Foods Inc. chairman and CEO. “We believe that high quality sauces and meal solutions where cheese and other fresh ingredients are integral to the recipe offer significant opportunities to better serve the expanding product needs of our customers. The combination of Portionables individually quick frozen (IQF) technology and our cheese expertise will help us realize this opportunity.”

Portionables specializes in the development, production, and co-packing of IQF portion control foods. Individually quick frozen technology is a rapid freezing process where peak flavor, texture, and color of ingredients are preserved.

Source: Sargento Foods Inc.