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Algood Food Company
Algood Food Company is recognized throughout the United States as one of the premier packers of private label peanut butter, jellies, and preserves. We have the flexibility to tailor programs to any customer's needs, regardless of size or distribution channel.
Our markets also include industrial, contract manufacturing, food service, the U.S. Government and export.
 
The company’s private label retail customers include chains, wholesalers, and major buying cooperatives. Industrial customers use peanut butter as a filling, coating, or functional ingredient. Sales to the U.S. Government include the USDA and the U.S. Department of Defense. Export markets include Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and the Pacific Basin.
 
Algood Food Company’s strategic plan has always revolved around customer-driven objectives: product quality, customer service and innovation in packaging. The combination of our plants in Louisville, KY (newly constructed in 2003) and Lawrenceburg, KY (upgraded in 2008) gives us a wide range of peanut butter and jellies and preserves items that we can ship to customers around the world.
 
Algood began business at its Louisville plant in August, 1985. The plant, whose previous owner was The Beatrice Companies, had been producing food products for nearly 75 years. In 1985, its primary product was private label peanut butter.
However, over the years, Algood has invested significant capital to expand its markets to include industrial, contract manufacturing, food service, the U.S. Government and export.
In April 1993, the company began production of jellies and preserves in our Lawrenceburg (KY) facility.
In July of 2002 our peanut butter plant was moved to a brand new 1 story 100,000 square foot building in the Riverport Section of Louisville (KY). This move provided us with tremendous flexibility in logistics and labor costs associated with peanut butter manufacturing.
In October 2007 we remodeled and added a 3rd cook system to the Lawrenceburg facility.
Algood was also the first private label peanut butter manufacturer to:
  • Use a fully staffed in-house microbiological laboratory.
  • Use a foil seal on glass jars.
  • Offer both a Jif-like and Skippy-like formulation to retail customers.
  • Convert from glass to PET jars.
  • Nitrogen flush the headspace on peanut butter jars.
  • Introduce PB&J stripe in a P.E.T. container.
 
Algood’s capital spending programs have focused on ways to reduce costs, enhance quality, improve consistency of the product, and heighten the company’s flexibility to respond to customer’s needs.
Algood is dedicated to:
  • Consistently meeting the specifications of our customers.
  • Providing excellent customer service and flexibility through EDI, EFT and reduced lead times.
  • Consistently working to reduce costs and improve our technical competence.
  • Offering prices which provide value to our customers.
  • Using only quality ingredients. This ensures consistency in our private label formulas.
  • Offering innovative attractive packaging.
  • Utilizing the newest, most modern equipment and manufacturing process to equal that of national brands.
 
Algood Food Company's overall quality and food safety program includes the following.
  • Continuing Guarantee Agreement
  • Liability Insurance
  • Kosher and Halal Certification
  • Aflatoxin Certificate
  • Microbiological Certification- Certificates of Analysis
  • Level 3 SQF Certification (both plants)
  • HACCP Program