Covid-19 has changed the way we live, restricting the size of family gatherings and forcing us to spend more time at home. Both aspects have affected what and where we eat.
Marel’s turkey processing automation solutions can help combat the immediate and longer-term consequences of the Covid pandemic.
In the USA, which accounts for roughly half of global turkey production, the pandemic has led to supply problems, which have resulted in substantial price increases. Food inflation has hit levels not seen for thirty years with turkey products being amongst the worst affected. Turkey processors have also found it increasingly difficult to find staff ready to work in processing plants, where many jobs are physically demanding and where risky shoulder-to-shoulder working is the norm.
Marel can offer systems, which largely automate the primary and secondary processes for both female turkeys and for the very heaviest males.