To provide the safest protein products which meet or exceed our customers’ expectations as to quality and service in a sustainable and ethical manner.
Since the early 1970s, Valley Meats has been servicing its customer base from an ever-expanding facility in the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa, which is ideally positioned in the heart of America’s beef and pork producing region. For most of our history, the majority of sales were of our branded J&B Meats product line, sold through foodservice distribution to casual and quick service restaurants, educational and healthcare facilities, hospitality and entertainment venues.
Over time, our custom formulation business has grown, now representing over 60% of our sales. We work closely with end user customers to formulate and process products customized to their needs and specifications. We are currently supplying custom formulations and J&B branded items in 27 states from coast to coast. The products highlighted in this brochure represent our J&B Meats product line, but they also reflect our broad formulating and processing capabilities.
We believe the secret to our success and to our capabilities is our highly experienced and motivated management, and the loyalty and skill of our workforce team.
Valley Meats provides a broad line of high-quality products to meet our customers’ needs. Our product lines include fresh and frozen ground beef/hamburger products, specialty flavored or seasoned beef patties as well as prepared items such as breaded pork, chicken fried steak products, beef strips, diced meats and a line of pork-based products. We have recently launched our Gourmet/Craft meat blends. We have the capabilities to custom blend formulations utilizing chucks, brisket, sirloin, short rib and other high-end meat blocks.
To ensure that we always bring the highest quality to the table, we continually reinvest in the latest technology. We utilize German engineered mixing grinders for tender, consistent ground meats. Our patented Ultimate Fill System provides a handmade texture while allowing for faster cook times and 50 percent greater juice retention than standard patty fill systems. The Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) process locks in freshness and provides great performance. Each product blend is cooked, tested and approved by quality assurance prior to sale. Voluntary annual BRC external audits give us high scores equal to or greater than those of industry leaders.