Minimizing food waste and other wastes
We use the entire chicken in our processing process, with nothing being wasted. An average of 70 percent of each chicken becomes (human) food, and 30 percent is used as bi products in feed or bio oil.
In our processing plants we strive to make the most out of every chicken, with as little as possible degraded to non-food. The customer and consumer chain also play an important role in reducing the amount of food waste. Our contribution here is to provide innovative packaging solutions, guidance and tips for consumers, and to optimise the product flow to, and in, food stores.
Waste at our plants comprises primarily packaging and other flammable material. All of our large plants sort their waste and monitor the volumes for each waste fraction. Our long-term goal is zero residual waste in production, with a sub-goal of reducing the amount of waste by 2 percent per year. However, we still need to work with our waste contractors to define base data, fractions and uniform measurements.