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For over 100 years, the Michael Foods family of businesses has been growing and coming together to provide specialized resources in order to offer the finest products and solutions to our customers and consumers. 

Today Michael Foods, Inc. offers a full line of dairy case and refrigerated potato products and is the world's largest supplier of processed eggs. You'll find quality and great taste in our family of consumer and foodservice brands.



Papetti's® high-quality reputation dates back to the early 20th century, when the Papetti family started a poultry business. Papetti's joined the Michael Foods family of companies in 1997.


Our Minneapolis-based company Crystal Farms® was founded in 1926 and is now a leading distributor of refrigerated, dairy-case products sold in over 10,000 grocery stores across 43 states. These value-conscious products range from cheese and eggs to butter, margarine, bagels and English muffins. Crystal Farms joined Michael Foods in 1987.


Founded in 1948 in Abbotsford, Wisconsin as a partnership with nature and a network of farmers across the U.S., Abbotsford Farms™ is devoted to providing operators certified organic and cage free eggs. Abbotsford Farms was acquired by Michael Foods in 2008.


Founded in 1950, M.G. Waldbaum is known for its product innovation and introduced the first extended shelf-life liquid eggs. This unique process gives our ESL products an advantage over our competitors in safety, quality and consistency. M.G. Waldbaum joined the Michael Foods' family in 1988.


Northern Star®, a leading producer of refrigerated potato products, was founded in 1951. Northern Star specializes in a variety of refrigerated (but never frozen) potato products for both the foodservice and consumer markets. In 1987, Northern Star joined the Michael Foods Family.


Farm Fresh Foods®, acquired in 1989, is a supplier of refrigerated potato products to the foodservice industry. Diners Choice® and Simply Potatoes® brands are sold in retail stores.


Inovatech Egg Products is dedicated to providing value-added, high technology egg products and solutions to the industrial marketplace. The roots of this Canadian Company can be traced back to the early 1950's. Michael Foods, Inc. acquired the Canadian egg products division of Inovatech Inc. in 2002.


Trilogy Egg Products was incorporated in June of 1999 when Michael Foods, Inovatech Egg Products and The Manitoba Egg Producers joined forces to build a state of the art manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Over the years following its formation, Trilogy has developed into the premier foodservice provider of processed eggs North of the border. In April 2009, Trilogy Egg Products became a fully owned brand of Michael Foods Canada Ltd. which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Foods, Inc.

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