Kuna Foodservice has been serving the Midwest since 1918. Kuna started as a small family owned butcher shop, in south St. Louis. As the years passed and we continue to grow, we remain loyal to our true values cultivated by that tiny butcher shop. Kuna Foodservice’s President, Dan Bippen, firmly believes that a story must be told to fully understand why Kuna’s customers are getting the best beef available. Kuna Foodservice has been putting together the chapters of this story for almost a hundred years.
Kuna while similar to a lot of family owned protein processors, has differentiated themselves not only in capital investment in their facility (the most state of the art facility in the midwest) but also in raw materials specified to move through this facility.
Because the days of taking protein right from the hoofs is long gone for the small processor, Kuna always looks at consistency and quality from not only name brands in the industry but name brands that harvest the best beef known throughout the world. Kuna concentrates it’s purchases from mainly two brands and just two facilities for those two brands. Those brands are Greater Omaha Packing Company, Omaha, Nebraska and IBP located in Dakota City, Iowa.
Why only those two plants? Consistency, quality, managed relationships and employees that care about their customers. Both of these brands and plants harvest only angus cattle that have been grain fed and are raised in the “corn belt.”
Angus bred cattle that are corn fed from the Midwest are known not only to be the best tasting but offer a consistency in quality and marbling unmatched by anyone else in the world. It is fact that eighty-five percent of the animals processed by these facilities grade out as USDA choice or better.
Kuna’s philosophy is that if you process the best beef, with the best technology available and the best equipment and the best employees, then you are selling the best. Don’t you want to provide the best beef your customers? You will find that here at Kuna Foodservice.
KUNA FOODSERVICE MEAT PROCESSING OVERVIEW:
Kuna’s Food Safety and HACCP Programs insure cut steak products to be proud of. The production room has been designed for maximum efficiency of raw materials in, and cut steak items out. Experienced meat cutters produce the proper cuts and trim using state-of-the-art automatic portion cutting equipment. This laser guided and computer assisted cutting blade, allows for more accurate cuts, better yields, efficient use of labor, lower production and steak costs. Our computer monitored and controlled cold chain maintenance controls the integrity of the product. A desiccant system is used to control moisture and humidity, while our rollstock and vacuum packaging equipment assures long shelf life.
Our meat processor cuts 300 steaks a minute and has a 99% accuracy rate!
Our facility undergoes daily USDA inspection as well as an independent inspection every year. Not only did we receive a superior rating from “Silker” both in cleanliness and safety, but also in overall operations.
Kuna’s state of the art MAREL laser-guided cutter guarantees consistent meat portions.