Foster Farms expands in food service
Family-owned Foster Farms has acquired the Fernando’s and El Extremo foodservice brands from ConAgra Foods. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The sale includes a manufacturing facility in Compton, California, which produces handheld Mexican products under the Fernando’s and El Extremo brand names and remains operational.
In a transition agreement ConAgra Foods and Foster Farms are collaborating to manage the order entry, warehousing and delivery of Fernando’s and El Extremo products and to provide sales support during the transition period.
The Fernando’s brand is one of the original foodservice, frozen Mexican brands and dates back to 1982.
With a full line of authentic Mexican entrees and appetizers ready to heat and serve, Fernando’s provides food service operators with a wide selection of hand-rolled burritos to taquitos, mini-tacos and enchiladas.
El Extremo is also a foodservice, frozen Mexican brand and serves the school-lunch program distribution channel.
About Foster Farms
Based in California’s Central Valley Foster Farms was founded by Max and Verda Foster in 1939 and is still family owned.
The company specializes in fresh, all natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers.