Empire Kosher Poultry Announces New Production Line - More than Doubles
Weekly Chicken Capacity
Empire Kosher Poultry Announces New Production Line - More than Doubles Weekly Chicken
Mifflintown, PA (PRWEB) July 3, 2009 -- Empire Kosher Poultry today announced plans to significantly
increase its Kosher chicken capacity in time for the High Holiday peak demand period. Empire Kosher's addition
of a new, high-speed evisceration line will more than double its capacity.
Empire's regularly scheduled non-holiday production capacity is approximately 225,000 chickens per week, with
a peak holiday production capacity of approximately 350,000 chickens per week.
With the addition of the new line, Empire's regular capacity will expand to more than 500,000 chickens per week
and almost 800,000 chickens per week at peak times. Greg Rosenbaum, CEO of Empire, stated, "With our
expansion, we believe Empire's capacity will equal or exceed the combined production of Empire and its largest
competitor prior to May 2008. Our intent is to assure Kosher consumers that there will be adequate supplies of
Kosher chicken in the market at all times. This will particularly impact the peak holidays of Rosh Hashanah and
Passover, when we expect Empire's new capacity to prevent the shortages that have historically plagued the
industry. Kosher poultry is our business, and we are committed to helping all Kosher consumers who want to
serve a holiday poultry meal to do so."
Empire, working with a large international supplier of poultry factory equipment, made proprietary changes to a
state of the art chicken line. This proprietary design smoothly integrates Kosher slaughter and Rabbinical
inspection with the highest speed equipment permitted in United States poultry plants by the Department of
Agriculture. Empire has the exclusive right to use the equipment in the Kosher poultry industry for at least three
Responding to poultry shortages caused by the bankruptcy of a competitor, last November Empire announced
that it wo