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Custom Poultry Processor Jarrett Foods to Open New Plant in Lavonia, Georgia

Oct. 9, 2023
Further-processor will renovate and expand current building to cover 54,000 square feet of processing space for poultry cut-up, deboning, marination and packaging.

Poultry-processing company Jarrett Foods will renovate and expand a Lavonia, Ga., building to create a new processing plant in the northeast Georgia town, according to news reports.

Jarrett Foods is a custom further-processor of poultry, and thus, the facility would not include slaughter operations, company president Terry Willis told news outlets. According to a release from the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority cited in the reports, renovation and expansion of the current facility, which stands at just under 45,000 square feet, will begin immediately with an expected grand opening in the first quarter of 2024.

When complete, the new facility will span nearly 54,000 square feet, producing whole bird cut-up custom breast and thigh deboning, breast and tender hand-portioning, marination and re-packaging services, according to the press release cited in the reports.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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