By designing and building facilities for the world’s top food manufacturers including, Boarshead, Columbus, Kraft Foods, Nestlé and Heinz, Stellar understands the diverse needs of the modern-day RTE food processor. In the prepared and ready-to-eat foods industry, Stellar uses an integrated approach, providing comprehensive services from start to finish. This includes assisting in site selection and permitting, design and construction of world-class facilities, process engineering, process equipment procurement and installation as well as facility and process commissioning and startup.
Recalls due to allergens and microbes must be avoided from the very start, through following sanitary design best practices for both building and process equipment design. Stellar knows this best, helping define the industry’s widely accepted 11 food safety principles.
Our experts establish zones of control to separate production areas that house raw materials from cooked, ready-to-eat products. Employee welfare and support areas also must be segregated, to prevent contact between those who are exposed to raw ingredients from those who work in critical hygiene work centers and handle RTE products.
Understanding best practices for robotics and process control system applications is key as the technology’s role expands in the industry. Stellar understands a thing or two about speed, as we developed the industry’s first-ever triple-lane assembly line for Heinz’s frozen-food processing plant, believed to be the fastest entree line in North America, producing 9 million cases per year.