A Little About Us
★ And a little about hushpuppies ★
★ It’s Savannah, Tennessee Y’all ★
Savannah Food Company has been in the food processing business since 1970 when Bob Hagy started making hushpuppies after decades in the restaurant business. The Catfish Hotel Restaurant, still in business today, became so well-known for its freshly made hushpuppies that Mr. Hagy built a processing facility to produce the same products his family had made for generations. In 2004, Savannah Food Company was purchased by John Bryan. John’s family has been in the food business since the early 1900s when they founded Bryan Foods, Inc.
Our team commitment to food safety and high quality products is the responsibility of every person in the organization. This is accomplished by utilizing a strict hazard analysis and critical control plan (HACCP), good manufacturing practices (GMP) and global food safety initiatives (GFSI) that conform to statutory and regulatory requirements. Adherence to preventive control management, continuous improvement and quality control procedures ensures we exceed our customers’ expectations. Additionally, our facility has FSSC 22000 certification since June of 2013. FSSC 22000 is a global food safety certification program conducted according to ISO standards and principles.
Where Did The Hushpuppy
★ Get Its Name? ★
WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK IS THE ANSWER?
The oldest story has hushpuppies originating in the settlement of Nouvelle Orleans (now New Orleans) shortly after 1727. Ursuline nuns, who had come from France, created them by converting cornmeal into a delicious food they named croquettes de maise. The making of these croquettes spread rapidly throughout the Southern states thereafter.
And yes… the food eventually became the namesake of the famous shoe company.