Safe Foods hosted a ceremony for its latest expansion project in North Little Rock on June 2, commemorating the beginning of a $14-million project designed to increase the range of products Safe Foods can produce at its Arkansas headquarters. The expansion is expected to be completed in early 2023 and will create at least 20 new jobs.
The construction of a new blending plant, including a new reactor and two storage tanks, will double the production capacity for Safe Foods’ organic food wash. The project also includes a new 55,000-square foot packaging facility and warehouse that will allow Safe Foods to manufacture 19 additional product lines for PSSI that will be used to protect consumers from foodborne illness. Plans also include the renovation of a rail spur and new unloading stations.
With the project, Safe Foods and PSSI will expand their capacity to manufacture intervention and sanitation products used by meat, poultry, and produce processors around the world. Safe Foods reports that, at present, its products are used to protect over 350 million servings of food per day, and that the expansion project will provide new opportunities to promote food safety.