News | October 16, 2018

Foster Farms Strengthens Processing Operation With Help From Rehrig Pacific

New reusable solutions will improve sustainability, safety, and savings

Los Angeles, VA /PRNewswire/ -- Foster Farms, the largest poultry processor on the West Coast, announced today that they will be streamlining their internal processing operations with the help of Rehrig Pacific, a leading supply chain solutions provider. By replacing corrugate bins with reusable, washable plastic bins, Foster Farms will not only improve the safety and efficiency of their operation, but will also move closer to achieving their zero-waste sustainability goals.

"Rehrig worked closely with us for nearly seven months to develop a solution perfectly suited to our plant's needs," said Jeff Segars, Livingston Plant Manager at Foster Farms. "They manufacture the bins themselves, but what amazed us was how hard they worked to consult with us on our entire operation. This isn't about just swapping out corrugate for plastic – it's finding alternatives that align with our food safety and waste reduction goals"

Rehrig Pacific's 48x40 General Purpose Bins will be used in three of Foster Farms' plants, eliminating the need for costly corrugate options. Rehrig's high-quality injection-molded plastic bins can be washed and reused, to align with food safety best practices.

"We're thrilled at this new partnership with Foster Farms," said Briana Sardo, Western Region Protein Specialist of Rehrig's Materials Handling Solutions Group. "Like so many of Rehrig's customers, Foster Farms is solving old problems in new ways. The savings and results will be felt almost immediately."

The Rehrig Pacific products used by Foster Farms represent one of hundreds of container options offered by the company. The bins can hold up to 2,500 pounds each, can be customized with the user's color and logo, and also include high-tech options such as RFID tracking to support management, logistics, and asset retention via Rehrig's own VisionSM software.

About Foster Farms
Since 1939, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium quality chicken and turkey products. Family-owned and operated, the company continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster. Foster Farms specializes in fresh, all-natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. Based in California's Central Valley, with ranches in the Pacific Northwest, the company's fresh chicken and turkey are produced in or near each region served. Foster Farms also produces delicious pre-marinated, ready-to-cook and fully cooked products that meet the quality and convenience needs of today's home cooks, retailers, warehouse clubs and foodservice customers. The company's commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service and people is a source of great pride, and, a longtime family tradition.

Food safety is Foster Farms' highest priority and the company would like to remind consumers to always follow safe handling, preparation and storage guidelines for the preparation of fresh poultry products. All fresh poultry products should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit as measured by a meat thermometer to ensure safety. Visit www.fosterfarms.com to learn more.

About Rehrig Pacific:
Rehrig Pacific Company is a leader in Supply Chain and Operational Optimization for industries as varied as agriculture, environmental and waste management, beverage, and home improvement. Founded by William Rehrig in 1913, Rehrig Pacific's products and solutions derive from a belief in challenging the status quo on how products move. The company's proven success comes from focusing on the needs of its customers' customer, integrating technology to eliminate waste, enhancing the consumer experience, continually delivering solutions that are simple and easy to implement, and providing ideas that are driven by a relentless commitment to sustainability. Visit www.rehrigpacific.com to learn more.

SOURCE: Rehrig Pacific Company

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