Skip to comments.New Meat Plant Will Serve Giant Grocery Stores
Posted on 04/28/2020 10:18:26 AM PDT by IndispensableDestiny
A new 162,000-square-foot meat processing plant opened Oct. 21 in Camp Hill, Pa. The factory, off Lisburn Road, is owned by Ahold USA, which operates grocery store chains Giant, Martins and Stop & Shop, and is managed by Vantage Foods.
The plant will cut and package beef and pork products for distribution to Giants stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland and surrounding states, said Tracey Pawelski, Aholds vice president of external communications.
No animals will be slaughtered at the factory. The carcasses will be brought in from the companys current suppliers, including Pennsylvania-based brands such as Hatfield and Berks as well as national companies such as Perdue and Smithfield, Pawelski said.
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There was very little "case ready" beef in the store that day. Instead, pounds and pounds of subprimal cuts (big chunks of meat cut from the 8 primals) wrapped in plastic, restaurant style. I think stores that retained their meat cutters will better serve their customers.
Likewise, I saw 10 pound bags of semi-frozen chicken leg quarters in Perdue packaging. This is not something I've seen before. I bought one and broke them down into thighs and drumsticks for the freezer.
I may go back and buy a subprimal of beef, perhaps from the chuck or sirloin. I can cut steaks and roasts, wrap and freeze them. But I'm more likely to visit local farmers' storefronts and buy from them.
Got some of those 10# bags of leg quarters myself, also a first. Glad to have meat available.
I like chicken skin. It’s my poor man’s calamari.
I like it too. My cardiologist does not.
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