We’re able to box typically-sized protein cuts of pork, beef, poultry, and other traditional proteins that come to us in combos weighing 1000-2000lbs. Generally the combo packaging itself won’t support higher weights without becoming damaged during transportation, and should a combo arrive damaged then we must reject it. Should you have outsized or overweight requests then simply contact us and we will find a solution.
Americold has rail connections to and from many of its sites. Visit our Facilities page and select Rail Connection from the category filter to view them.
Absolutely! Visit our Facilities page and use the map filters to select the Blast Freezing category to see all of the locations we offer blast freezing services. If you want to narrow your search to facilities offering the full range of Americold Farmers protein processing services, then just select the Americold Farmers category.
There is high demand for our protein processing services provided at Americold Farmers’ locations so it’s always best to contact us to discuss your needs so that we can best plan supporting your projects.
We can typically establish Americold Farmers’ services with about 14-days’ lead time. This timeline will increase during the peak holiday seasons so plan for 30-days’ notice.
Yes, Americold Farmers’ services allow you to ship in combo quantities for convenience, and then we can box to weights you specify, freeze, and prepare for export in a rail car that can accommodate up to 194,000lbs or about the volume for 3.5 ocean containers.
Not yet but we’re developing the program now.
Our facilities have specifically designed, purpose-built processing rooms under the inspection of the USDA. We undergo third-party food safety audits to comply with Global Food Safety Initiative Standards. Finally, we have USDA Quality Assurance staff on-site to administer and validate our Sanitary Standards Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, and HACCP.
Americold meat processing value-adding services include: Metal Detection; Boning and Trimming; Foreign Material Inspection; Special Component Packaging; Heat Sealing; QA/QC Monitoring; and more.
We can pick eaches, cases, or layers so you can mix SKUs and maximize pallet utilization. We can even load pallets in store-required order for ease of unpacking at the destination.