1270 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
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FOOD SERVICE 2018
From our beginnings as a small creamery in
southeastern Minnesota, Kemps has extended
its roots to include the manufacture and
marketing of fresh milk, premium ice cream
and frozen yogurt, frozen novelties, sour
cream and cottage cheese in both retail and
food service channels.
Our goal in food service is to listen to our
customers and respond by providing the
best tasting, highest-quality products.
DFA is the largest farmer-owned dairy
cooperative in America, with more than
18,000 dairy farmers. We’re proud to call
ourselves 100% farmer owned as we realize
that naturally good fresh milk is the source of
our Kemps quality products.
A tradition of QUALITY
As a result of FDA’s finalization of the Food Safety
Modernization Act (FSMA) and the recent events surrounding
the ice cream industry, Kemps has evaluated all food safety
and quality aspects of our internal programs and are in the
process of strengthening all protocols to build towards a best
in class facility.
• Kemps environmental testing program (zones 2-4) has been enhanced
over the last year in terms of number of swabs completed.
• We have initiated a very controlled process of zone 1 swabbing and
finished product testing on a weekly basis (as of September 2015).
• In order to maintain a controlled hold process while zone 1 and finished
product tests are pending, our positive release program has been
expanded to roughly 96 hours in our ice cream facility.
• Our definition of a lot code has been improved to narrow the amount of
“in process” product that is carried between production days.
• Kemps has enhanced our cleaning schedule and sanitation equipment over
the past year. The schedule we maintain for sanitation requires the entire
filling room to be cleaned and released for production as a full unit.