Plant Safety

Since adolescence many of us have been told “if a fire ever happens meet at the mailbox.” A meeting place in the event of a tragic event is necessary, but an exit plan is even more essential to ensuring everyone gets there safely. As an...

Keeping meat processing plants clean and sanitary are essential steps in producing high quality and delicious meat products for human consumption. Keeping a sanitary environment is not easy tith the high volume of bacteria and microorganisms, but it is achievable and necessary. In order to...

Everyone wants the very best for valued customers. Giving consumers the highest quality products is the foremost concern at DeLong’s. To help bring the most healthy, nutritious, and delicious poultry products to families across America, we have compiled this quick guide of what to look...

Recent evaluations of poultry processing plants have shown alarming rates of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome among workers in these meat processing industries.   In an an evaluation of a South Carolina processing plant, NIOSH researchers found an alarming rate of 42% of workers suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome,...

Trends in food consumption based on a recent study reported that poultry consumption is increasing. This increase in consumption has come with a boom in technology, new processes, and a global increase of poultry and meat suppliers.   This increased production is, in part, due to the...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently denied a request from the National Chicken Council (NCC) to increase the bird processing speed. Current USDA policies prohibit any processing speed exceeding 175 birds per minute on a line. The NCC's recently denied request would have completely...

Poultry processing plants are where the magic happens. It is in this facility that poultry is slaughtered, packaged, and prepared for sale in a variety of different ways. Poultry plants can sell whole birds, provide processing for parts such as thighs and wings, and much...

When it comes to reducing costs at processing plants, look no further than to your yield. Maximizing your yield can be the difference between making a large profit or suffering a loss.   Naturally, increased yield drives down the cost of a product and increases volume without...