HKScan New poultry unit in Rauma opened
The new unit was designed and built with a special focus on animal welfare and environmental efficiency. All poultry processed at the Rauma unit is domestic in origin and sourced from nearby farms from within a radius averaging no more than 70 km. HKScan has collaborated with animal behaviour experts to ensure that the facilities are optimized for humane animal handling. Details such as the ventilation, temperature and lighting have been designed to minimize stress and keep the animals calm. The animal handling process has been streamlined, with all unnecessary steps eliminated.
Promoting the circular economy was a further key goal at Rauma. Side-streams will be harnessed more effectively to improve both profit and environmental efficiency. Raw materials, which are normally not consumed in the European cuisine but fit excellently for human consumption (such as inner organs and feet) will be sold on export markets, particularly to Asia.