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Meat Institute Elects New Officers for 2024
meatpoultry.comOctober 19, 2023
Meat Institute Elects New Officers for 2024

The North American Meat Institute detailed its newly elected key officers for 2024 which included Eric Gustafson, chairman and chief executive officer of Coast Packing Company, being elected incoming chairman.

Taco María is the Tortilla Tournament's First Two-Time Winner!
kcrw.comOctober 09, 2023
Taco María is the Tortilla Tournament’s First Two-Time Winner!

I’m writing this a couple of hours after the historic finale for the 2023 edition of KCRW and Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament, held yesterday (October 8) at Smorgasburg LA. Before me are a bunch of small quesadillas made from corn tortillas I bought at Miramar Tortillería in East Los Angeles, my all-time favorite machine-made corn tortilla. I always love to give them a plug when I can, not just to let people know where the good stuff is, but also to let them know that Miramar hasn’t been in the #TortillaTournament since 2021, since the competition is that tough.

Coast Packing Survey Finds Consumers Appreciate Animal Fats
BakeMag.comApril 06, 2023
Coast Packing Survey Finds Consumers Appreciate Animal Fats

In the latest animal fats study from Coast Packing, a leading supplier of animal fat shortenings in the Western United States, roughly half of the more than 1,000 Americans sampled like what animal fats do to the taste of various dishes.

Coast Packing celebrates 100-year anniversary
provisioneronline.comAugust 20, 2022
Coast Packing celebrates 100-year anniversary

With carnival games, music, and a special appearance by Coast’s 3500-hp ’69 ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro, the program for the day’s festivities paid tribute to Coast’s extended family, including City of Vernon officials and the Vernon Chamber of Commerce. See article in National Provisioner…

Coast Packing Celebrates 100 Years of Business
qsrmagazine.comAugust 20, 2022
Coast Packing Celebrates 100 Years of Business

An integral part of Southern California’s restaurant, baking and food industries, Coast is the number one supplier of animal fat shortenings lard and beef tallow in the Western United States. The company was founded in 1922 as a livestock and meat‐packing business and expanded over the years into a food‐industry leader. Read about our 100 Year anniversary in the latest from QSR…

Coast Packing Celebrates 100 Years of Business
fsrmagazine.comAugust 12, 2022
Coast Packing Celebrates 100 Years of Business

“These days, it’s not that unusual for a company to hit the century mark.” says Eric R. Gustafson, Coast’s Chairman and CEO. “People, after all, are living longer than ever. But not that many companies connect their business trajectory to stories, personal stories, as profoundly as Coast Packing does. Read about 100 years of Coast in the lates from FRS…

Coast Packing president Ron Gustafson dies
meatpoultry.comJune 15, 2022
Coast Packing president Ron Gustafson dies

VERNON, CALIF. – Ronald “Ron” Rieder Gustafson, president of Coast Packing Company (Coast), died at the age of 78 on June 25, surrounded by his family.

Coast Packing reveals winners of fifth annual lard-based recipe contest
bakemag.comJune 15, 2022
Coast Packing reveals winners of fifth annual lard-based recipe contest

Coast Packing Company, a leading supplier of farm-fat-based shortenings, has announced the winners of its fifth annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest, a tribute to the staying power of comfort food. The company called for any unique, unpublished recipe that uses lard, in sweet or savory categories, with the winning recipes being announced on December 8 for National Lard Day.