Capabilities

overview

Peer Foods Group has 150 years of experience in the meat processing business.  In addition to our Peer, Mariah, and Emge branded products (as seen under "our products" on this website), we also do custom protein processing for retail and food service partners.  We have full life cycle capabilities from product ideation through full scale production, and we have the ability to grow with our customers.

Processing Strengths

 We have a history of experience with gourmet, hand crafted foods, which we incorporate into our modern manufacturing processes.  Key capabilities include:
  • Natural smoking and roasting
  • Continuous water bath cooking
  • Steam cooking
  • Curing methods (including immersion and injection)
  • Cutting technology for customized slicing and dicing
  • Packaging for retail and food service
  • Capability to process pork, chicken, beef, and turkey proteins

distribution

Our production facilities are located in central Indiana, just off of major US interstates I-70 and I-65. To maximize shipping convenience and reduce shipping costs, all products ship out of one distribution location near I-70 in Indianapolis, IN.

product innovation and customization

We are an innovative custom manufacturer that can go from idea conception to product delivery rapidly to meet our food service and retail customer needs. We have experience throughout the product development lifecycle, from product conception to adapting pre-existing recipes or products into our facility. Under contracts, we are also willing to make capital investment, where justified, to fulfill manufacturing requirements.  Finally, we have the ability to grow with our customers over time as volume increases.

Research and Development

Our Research and Development team brings a mix of food science, chemistry, meat processing, and food safety experience as they work with our customers to develop high quality products. In addition, when needed, we utilize some of the industry’s leading meat science universities to tap into their expertise.