Sourcing in the U.S.A

December 2007
FoodService Director;12/15/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p25
Trade Publication
This article presents a conversation with Maria Simmons, manager of patient food service at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, about sourcing local ingredients in the U.S. She explained that they have started with produce, and have been able to systematically convert about 90-90% of their fruits and vegetables to organic. They use organic whole wheat flour and baking powder in their baking program. She boasts about their hospital being the only Chicago hospital affiliated with Planetree, a nonprofit organization.


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