23 Top Iowa Food Processing Companies and Startups of 2021

June 30, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Iowa based Food Processing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food Processing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Iowa Food Processing Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Nona Lim

Nona Lim

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Nona Lim makes non-GMO, dairy-free, and gluten-free soups, broths, and convenient meals using the freshest local and organic ingredients.

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Partners is a second-generation family owned bakery that crafts high quality crackers, cookies, and other baked goods.

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Nebullam

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Nebullam helps home and commercial growers on better food production through Aeroponics paired with time-saving software.

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Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce

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Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce is a family recipe sauce company that provides the finest hot sauce that’s full of flavor and truly unique.

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Wells Enterprises

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Wells Enterprises produces and markets ice creams and frozen treats.

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FoodChain ID

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FoodChain ID is a technical administrator for the Non-GMO Project.

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West Liberty Foods

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West Liberty Foods was formed under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative.

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PurFoods

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PurFoods is a provider of home meal delivery solutions.

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Harvest Innovations

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An industry leader in minimally processed, expeller-pressed soy proteins, oils and gluten-free ingredients

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Global ID Group

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Global ID Group provide integrated food safety and food quality solutions that address the challenges and opportunities.

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Burke Corporation

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Burke Corporation a manufacturer and marketer of pizza-toppings and other fully-cooked meat products.

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Kwik Stop

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Kwik Stop is a convenience store chain that serves broasted chicken, franchised food operations, and Piccadilly pizza.

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Natural Food Holdings

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NFH is a food production company providing custom processing services to meat companies.

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Jolly Time

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Jolly Time is a manufacturing company that supplies popcorn and other food products.

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Agfeed Industries

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AgFeed Industries is an international agri-business with operations in the United State and China.

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Crystal Distribution Services

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Crystal Distribution Services provides refrigerated warehousing and packaging solutions for small businesses and international firms.

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HorseTech

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HorseTech offers all equine supplements, nutrition products and reitsport equestrian gear.

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Validus Ventures

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Validus is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company dedicated to socially responsible practices in on-farm production.

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Ichthus Unlimited

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Ichthus Unlimited provides solutions for the global tuna farming industry.

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Passport Food Safety Solutions

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Passport provides analytic systems to meat packers and processors to maintain the food-safety standards.

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Kustom Pak Foods

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Kustom Pak has grown from a Home Delivery retailer & a Poultry Boning operation into a fully functional Multi-Species, Processing business.

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Specialty Blending Co.

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Specialty Blending Co. is a bread and sweet goods mix manufacturer.

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Sioux-Preme Packing Co.

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Sioux-Preme Packing Co. is a food manufacturing company in the meat packing sector that specializes in loins, hams, bellies, and offal.

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