Sort using Likert?

Hi! I'm looking for information on using a Likert-type survey to sort a list of preferences for a group. An example could be a list of 50 different foods that could be rated from strongly dislike to strongly like on a 5-point scale. If I ask 100 people to rate the foods and add the ratings for each food, I will get a score for each between 0 and 500. This will allow me to sort the list from most liked to least liked. Is there a name for this kind of sorting? Can you recommend references for this technique? I'm wondering about the need to normalize responses, for example. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!