With a high risk for contamination, and the spread of disease such as salmonella, sophisticated food safety is paramount for poultry processing plants. Separating slaughter, evisceration, cutup and packaging from further processing, cooking and packaging operations is crucial to preventing cross-contamination. And air borne contaminates from kill floors and rendering areas shouldn’t mix with the air particles that surround the product processing and packaging areas. The use of pressurized mechanical and refrigeration systems to minimize the potential mixing of air and condensation is also extremely important to maintaining the sanitation of poultry processing operations.
In addition to food safety, poultry slaughter plant’s have massive water demands. Further processing facilities require numerous wash-down cycles per day, while RTE facilities utilize clean-in-place (CIP) systems.
Stellar can address all of these issues and also has expertise in:
- Cooling sheds
- Bird unloading
- Water chilling
- Air chilling
- Stunning systems
Our work in the poultry industry is highly regarded, seen specifically in the Keystone Foods poultry processing plant. The Keystone Foods facility earned the 2010 ABC Excellence in Construction award, the 2010 ABC Excellence in Construction Safety and was named the 2009 Food Engineering Plant of the Year.