The CHS commitment to food safety and security is evident across our business, with SQF-certified facilities and industry-leading pasteurization technology.
CHS was the first in its industry to utilize pasteurization technology specifically engineered for sunflowers. This natural process reduces pathogens to an acceptable level for consumption; for sunflowers, it can also improve shelf life. Water activity, temperature, relative humidity, airflow, air quantity and dwell time are controlled to effectively pasteurize the product while maintaining its original characteristics.
Custom roasting is available for both kernel and in-shell sunflowers; oil roasted for kernel and dry roasted for in-shell. Seasoning options can also be ordered for roasted in-shell sunflower - ask about current flavors. Our roasting and pasteurization services are located within the same facility for maximum efficiency and food-handling security.
CHS offers a variety of packaging options from bulk to bags, 1 oz. snack packs to 2,000-lb. totes. Custom and private-label retail packaging is also available. Our standard packaging includes: