The Butterball corporation has added a huge new facility to an already extensive list of plants; they have acquired a 20-year old facility in Raeford, North Carolina. The plant was completely redesigned, specifically to ensure that the facility was up to date on Butterball's strict food safety standards. One of the biggest issues any food processing company faces is complying with standards and food safety regulations.
In a recent video done by The National Provisioner, Butterball Vice President, Steve Valesko, spoke about some of the challenges while redesigning the plant. He stated that, because it was such an old plant, there was a lot of updating that had to be done to meet food safety standards. All equipment had to be replaced as they could not verify that it had been properly maintained.