Kelly spends £300k on turkey processing plant

A Kelly Turkeys processing plant has benefited from a £300,000 investment, which will allow it to gain British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation.

The plant, situated in Great Baddow, Essex, has seen major reconstruction work throughout the autumn. While the work was being carried out, the site stopped processing, but operations have now started again.

Paul Kelly, managing director of Kelly Turkeys, said in a statement: “The original plant was built in 1994 using second-hand materials and required an increasing amount of maintenance work. We’re excited about this development which will enable the plant to readily meet the BRC’s audit requirements. It will also open up new opportunities for further processing in the future.”

Work undertaken at the site included the installation of the latest food-grade materials on internal walls, ceilings and the exterior. “A new chill control regime for cooling the turkeys has been installed, along with an energy-efficient pack system for refrigeration. Improved staff facilities are also provided, with canteen, rest room and offices,” Kelly added.