FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Standard Meat Company announced on June 7 that it acquired Syracuse Sausage, located in Ponder, Texas.

The two companies previously partnered almost a decade ago when they planned to increase production.

Syracuse Sausage was recently operated by Bobby and Anthony Musacchio and founded by their brother Joe. It served national restaurant chains, major grocery stores, meal kit companies and other foodservice firms. 

“Our partnership has been incredible,” said Ben Rosenthal, chief executive officer and co-president of Standard Meat Company. “We are honored to continue to carry out their 40-year legacy as we integrate the business into Standard Meat, ensuring both companies continue their focus as one united organization.”

Standard Meat is a fourth-generation family meat company run by Ben and his sister and co-president Ashli Rosenthal Blumenfeld. 

With the acquisition, Standard Meat also hired Chris Horan to lead the company’s new division. Horan has worked at numerous food companies including Campbell’s Soup Co., HJ Heinz, Henri’s Foods, CTI Foods and Classic Foods. 

“We had the pleasure of getting to know Chris when he came to work with our family at CTI Foods in 2006 as the vice president of business development,” Blumenfeld said. “Before the Syracuse acquisition, Chris was a consultant to both Standard Meat and Syracuse Sausage. His knowledge of our industry and our companies makes him the perfect choice to lead this new division of Standard Meat.”

Blumenfeld added that it would take a lot of thoughtful work, planning and time to integrate Syracuse Sausage into Standard Meat. 

“We are thankful to the Rosenthal family and Standard Meat Company for their partnership in the past, as well as what we know they’ll bring to Syracuse Sausage in the future,” said Bobby Musacchio, former president of Syracuse Sausage. “Along with Chris Horan, they are the ideal people and company to care for our family’s legacy.”

Standard Meat Company, which was founded in 1935, serves various meat and foodservice needs at its four North Texas plants.