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Empirical Foods


Food Commodities-Distributors/Producers

About Us

We create intelligent solutions for the future of food.

At empirical, we believe everyone deserves safe, high quality, and affordable food. Headquartered in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, empirical is the world’s leading manufacturer of lean ground beef and the recognized leader in food safety innovations for decades. Our family owned business was established in 1981.

Our task is to meet the world’s ever-increasing nourishment needs within the constraints of our natural resources. To get there, we are thinking bigger and smarter. We are leaders in developing the equipment, process and methods needed to achieve this goal.

We know how to do things because we DO things – whether that’s making good food or inventing the equipment and process needed to produce it. At every step we design it, build it, operate it and continually optimize it in our massive online lab. Our plant is a testing ground for new technology and products where we research and iterate until we get results.

empirical isn’t a gigantic corporation. Instead, we are a smart, tight-knit and strategic company of doers. We hire quality people who develop fulfilling careers that make a significant impact on our world.

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