Turkey Talk: 4 Fun Thanksgiving Facts Featuring Our Clients!
Happy Thanksgiving! Here at Intertek Alchemy, the season of gratitude is one of our favorites. There is nothing better than gathering with family and friends around the table to share a delicious meal and indulge in beloved traditions.
What we’re most grateful for today (and always) is our dedicated, hard-working clients around the globe. Thank you to all of the food processors, manufacturers, packagers, and distributors for ensuring that our Thanksgiving feasts are safe to eat. This holiday would not be able to happen without all of you!
That being said, we wanted to share 4 Thanksgiving fun facts that you may not know about our clients:
1) The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that over 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving. Many of whom come from our favorite poultry producers including Cargill, Farbest Foods, Jennie-O, Perdue Farms, Michigan Turkey Producers, and Tyson Foods.
2) In 1955, a Campbell Soup Company employee, Dorcas Reilly, created the iconic green bean casserole recipe. Originally named the “Green Bean Bake,” the recipe is viewed 4 million times on Thanksgiving Day and is served at 20 million Thanksgiving feasts each year.
3) Ocean Spray produces 70 million cans of cranberry sauce per year, 20% of which is consumed during the week of Thanksgiving.
4) For over 100 years, Libby’s canned pumpkin has been the foundation of Thanksgiving dessert. In fact, Libby’s produces 85% of the canned pumpkin in America, which has the ability to make approximately 90 million pumpkin pies in one year!
We hope you have a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving with your loved ones!