SADEX Corporation - Company Overview
SADEX Corporation is a Texas-based corporation operating an electron beam (“e-beam”) irradiation or “cold pasteurization” facility in Sioux City, Iowa. SADEX provides cold pasteurization services to the food and agricultural industries utilizing proprietary, patented technology that eliminates pathogens without the use of radioactive or chemical agents. Operating under the SADEX banner since 2005, the corporation’s clients are some of the best known names in food processing, animal health, feed processing, marketing and distribution.
The 16,000 square foot Sioux City facility has the capacity and capabilities to process upwards of 150 million pounds of red meat, poultry or fresh fruits and vegetables, and animal feeds in combination annually. SADEX is located in the center of the cold storage district in Sioux City, ideal for serving clients across the entire Midwest.
|Serving A Vital Need
In the United States, it has been estimated that there are as many as 76 million illnesses, 30
million reported cases, over 300,000 hospitalizations and over 5,000 deaths per year due to food
borne illnesses with the most vulnerable victims being children and the elderly. The economic
impact resulting from this is estimated at somewhere between $200 million to $400 million in annual
medical costs and productivity losses. The e-beam process at SADEX, which uses ordinary electricity to
safely eliminate dangerous bacteria from food products, is a preferred method of combating food
borne illness such as E. Coli, Listeria, and Salmonella and for disinfestations of fruits thereby saving
money and lives. E-beam treatment, when used on animal feed, can prevent these animals from
ingesting the food borne illnesses and therefore is the first step to increasing the safety of the human
food chain. In the long run, the expense of treating the animals for illness with antibiotics, quarantining
the herd, or lose any part of the herd altogether is far more expensive, than investing in prevention at
the start. For every $1 of e-beam treatment invested in, $2 of medical service due to food borne illness
is saved per consumer. Corporately, E-beam irradiation technology prevents undesirable recalls leading
to corporate liability and litigation.
SADEX Corporation maintains close working and research relationships with Texas A&M University, Kansas State University and Iowa State University, all of which are deeply involved and committed to providing the highest quality and safest forms of cold pasteurization.