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COLUMBUS FOODS incorporate HPP at the new plant, these products. HPP-treated product 1-lb. and 2-lb. sizes. Cooper Farms Columbus outsourced its HPP-treated is now run at the new plant one shift and Columbus split packaging sizes products to Cooper Farms. Columbus per day, five days per week. More cus- between the small- and large-pack- brought the process in-house for some tomers are requiring their deli meats age formats, which helps to maximize of its products in April of 2012, but be HPP treated, which is done at the the throughput at the Hayward plant. still relies on Cooper for the bulk of Columbus plant, where it treats both Cooper Farms has four slicing lines and one HPP machine. Neishi says the HPP process includes processing the product within 72 hours. “Currently this is only deli meat; none of our salami goes through the HPP machine,” he adds. Cooper Farms’ plant in Van Wert, Ohio, also runs approximately 1 million lbs. of bulk product for Columbus, which is non-sliced, in addition to 11 million lbs. of sliced products, all for deli products. Cooper operates four lines, which include Multivac packaging equipment, Weber slicers and HPP machines. “They are really a great partner,” says Neishi of Cooper Farms, dating back to even before the Columbus plant was destroyed by the infamous fi re. “They saved us after the fi re. They took most of the deli production in from the burned down plant.” The co-packing relationship with Cooper actually began in 2006, and since then, Cooper added two slicing lines, in large part based on the expected growth of Columbus’ business. Pushing production Besides improved food safety, the plant was also built for more robust productivity. Going from the 40,000-sq.-ft., “cookie-cutter” design of the old plant to a more linear, 60,000-sq.-ft. configuration has allowed for a three-line, integrated operation with some storage space that can easily be converted to two additional production lines and clean rooms in the future. 38 • Meat&Poultry • September 2013 •

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Commentary - Cultured communication
Business Notes - Exports drag on Smithfield Q1 earnings
Cargill plant to get $48M upgrade
Hillshire Brands adds jerky company
Higher sales lift Hormel earnings
JBS SA 2Q13 doubles profit over 2Q12
Optimistic outlook for Sanderson Farms
Sanderson Farms Championship goes more rounds
Business Update - Tyson shines with third quarter results
Washington - Death tax debate
Cover Report - Zilmax zinger
Fix it...or forget it
Plant Profile - Navigating the learning curve
Small Business Matters - Solid foundation
Packaging Solutions - It's in the bag
Food Safety Headlines - Reasons for Recalls
NCC sets the record straight
Assessing risk
Study links H7N9 to poultry workers
Ingredient Issues - Clean-label concerns
Campbell’s Homestyle replaces 100% Natural
Tools of the Trade - Moving right along
Labor - Wage and hour compliance
Product Showcase
Names in the News
Classified Advertising
The Insider
Process Expo Chicago 2013
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Schedule - Process Expo University
Special Events
Special Events
Expo News - International initiative
Industry gives back
Floor Map
Adding value

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