NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Safe Foods Corporation, a division of PSSI, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its latest expansion project in North Little Rock on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The ceremony commemorated the beginning of a $14 million project designed to increase the range of products Safe Foods can produce at its Arkansas headquarters. The construction of a new blending plant will double the production capacity for Safe Foods’ organic food wash with the addition of a new reactor and two bulk storage tanks. 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 renovation of a rail spur and new unloading stations. The expansion is expected to be completed in early 2023 and will create at least 20 new jobs.
“Safe Foods is committed to ensuring a safer food supply and helping our clients achieve their goals,” said Chris Coleman, President of Safe Foods Corporation, “With this project, Safe Foods and PSSI will have expanded capacity to manufacture the intervention and sanitation products trusted by meat, poultry, and produce processors around the world. Our solutions are already used to protect over 350 million servings of food per day and this initiative will provide new opportunities to promote food safety.”
PSSI, the leading sanitation services provider in the United States, acquired Safe Foods Corporation in August 2021 as part of PSSI’s strategic growth plan.
“We are excited for the new possibilities this expansion project will provide for food processors,” said Dan Taft, PSSI CEO. “Together, PSSI and Safe Foods are developing the most comprehensive food safety solution in order to keep food safe for all.”
The event was attended by representatives from the City of North Little Rock, including Mayor Terry Hartwick, as well as representatives from the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Keet O’ Gary Construction, PSSI, and Safe Foods Corporation.
The expansion project has been made possible by the generous support of the City of North Little Rock and the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Contractors involved in the project include Porbeck Engineering, Lewis Architects Engineers, and Keet O’ Gary Construction.
“We are grateful for our partnership with the City of North Little Rock on this project and look forward to the new jobs and economic growth it will provide here in Arkansas,” said Slaton Fry, Chief Operations Officer.
About Safe Foods Corporation
Safe Foods exists to ensure a safer food supply. Safe Foods is a global leader in food safety processing aids, equipment, software, and consulting, serving clients in eleven countries and protecting over 350 million servings of food daily. The company’s history of innovation has led to many new food safety technologies that make food safer for consumers. For more information, visit www.safefoods.net.
PSSI is North America’s leading provider of food safety and contract sanitation services for food processing facilities, supporting more than 450 partner plants every day. Its team of more than 16,000 skilled food sanitors, microbiologists, technical design experts, and safety specialists are committed to protecting people and brands by keeping USDA, FDA and CFIA processing facilities clean, safe and audit-ready. The PSSI team works hand-in-hand with every partner to develop customized sanitation programs for smarter and more efficient sanitation to improve employee and food safety. Follow PSSI on Facebook and LinkedIn.
- Lawson Hembree, Safe Foods Corporation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 501-758-8500.
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