Food technology firm Log5 has been chosen by CHS Inc.,--farmer-owned cooperative and a Fortune 100 company--to provide a new, truly natural, dry food pasteurization technology for CHS to use on sunflower seeds. Unlike traditional pasteurization methods, Log5 technology enables pasteurization to occur without changing the texture, taste, and overall quality of the food. The agreement was announced in a signing ceremony at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago, IL.

“As a farmer-owned organization, our foremost concern is the delivery of high-quality food direct from the farm to the consumer,” says Robert Deraas, president, CHS Sunflower, a division of CHS Inc. “After careful consideration and extensive testing, it is clear to us that Log5 is the best pasteurization technology available. We are excited about Log5 and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”

“We’re thrilled to have the Log5 Technology chosen by CHS to pasteurize food in a way that maintains the taste and texture, and without the quality control issues inherent in other pasteurization methods,” says Jochem Dekker, vice president, KOCO-USA, Log 5’s exclusive marketer for North America. “After all the hard work our team did to develop this innovative product, the strong commitment by CHS to Log5 is a rewarding confirmation that the product is highly desirable for food processors seeking the optimal combination of quality, taste, and safety.”

Log5 technology is the latest generation of series of advancements made by Royal Duyvis Wiener, a Netherlands-based company. With a high-ranking Dutch delegation in the United States on a trade mission, the Chicago signing was at an event attended by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Edith Schippers, the Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare, and Sport presided over the signing.