GREELEY, Colo., Feb. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JBS USA announces the launch of a state-of-the-art case-ready offal room at its beef processing plant in Cactus, Texas. The new facility boasts more than 13,500 square-feet of dedicated space for case-ready processing and is designed to allow continual expansion to meet the growing needs of customers.
"The new operation is designed to provide customers with a more comprehensive product offering to include case-ready and value-added solutions," said Al Byers, leader of the JBS USA fed beef business unit. "The packaging technology enhances our ability to meet the unique needs of our customers in both domestic and international markets."
The new case-ready line delivers a comprehensive variety meat offering including tripe, oxtails, tongue, and other popular offal items. The Cactus beef facility also produces boxed beef and ground beef. In addition to the legacy Swift® brand, the plant produces premium programs including Swift Black Angus® and Certified Angus Beef®.
"We are dedicated to providing the best possible service, selection and value to our customers," Byers said. "The new case-ready operation provides our customers with the opportunity to easily add variety to their existing beef programs while decreasing their operational costs."
The investment in the Cactus beef plant illustrates JBS's commitment to remain a leader in quality and service by continually integrating innovation into its facilities.
JBS's Cactus operation was established in 1973 and is located on 125 acres in the Texas Panhandle. The facility employs more than 3,200 team members and is capable of processing 5,200 head of cattle per day.
JBS USA is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., the world's leading animal protein processor. JBS USA is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb in the U.S., a leading processor of beef in Canada and a leading processor of beef and lamb in Australia. JBS USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added beef and pork products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries on five continents. JBS USA is also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, the second largest poultry company in the U.S. For more information, visit www.jbssa.com.
For additional details, please contact John Flynn, Beef Sales and Marketing, at 970.347.5478 or by email at email@example.com.
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