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Our strategically located facilities are dedicated to customized meat and poultry processing and packaging, providing you with the flexibility and expertise to bring meat products to market.
Americold’s Farmers’ Produce facilities, located in Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, and Texas, are purpose-built to ensure an unbroken cold chain and strict adherence to industry best practices. If you need repacking, blast freezing, consolidation, or even air or water tempering services, then we’re here to help.
And with protein handling professionals at many of our port locations, we can support your import and export activities too.
Some of the biggest names in the industry trust Americold because of our commitment to excellence and our focus on their success.
Located at ports and in all of the major protein harvesting centers, Americold’s protein processing facilities offer a full range of value-added services to prepare, pack, box, freeze, store, and distribute proteins throughout our network or directly to your customers.
We can coordinate store-returned materials for your convenience.
Store products in a frozen state to prolong shelf life. Then take advantage of our tempering and date-coding activities to return product back to customer-specific temperature ranges with maximum possible use-by criteria.
Deliver product in bulk to us and have us personalize with customer-specific packaging and labeling. This reduces waste and saves on excess product transportation costs.
Total meat consumption per capita in the United States has steadily increased over the past five decades, while chicken consumption has more than doubled, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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.
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.