At Reist, we take pride in each and every step of the process
All Popcorn Hybrids are Non-GMO and are chosen for eating and popping qualities.
Growers are chosen for their use of modern equipment, farming techniques, and agronomic practices.
Harvest begins only after the popcorn crop is dried to the optimum moisture. With machinery carefully adjusted, growers bring in the matured crop.
Kernel moisture is extremely important in achieving maximum popping expansion. Popcorn is stored and conditioned in steel grain bins. Air is forced through the corn and monitored daily until the moisture is between 13.5% and 14.5%.
Popcorn is conveyed to the machine where it is separated.
- Precision sizing air-screen separator: Kernels are sized by a series of screens. High volume air removes fines and splits.
- Gravity separator: Kernels which are full size but not having full integrity of test weight are removed.
- Optical scanner: Each kernel passes a highly sensitive set of optics, which detects any discoloration. Discolored kernels are imperfect and are separated from the grain stream by a blast of air.
- Magnet: Grain stream flows over magnets to remove any ferrous material.
Samples are taken to check moisture, popping expansion, and kernel size.
Reist Popcorn Company operates and maintains a 3rd party certification that is audited annually by AIB. This certification ensures that the facility is compliant with the latest Good Manufacturing Practices of the food industry.