Hain Pure Protein with new kosher poultry line

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Hain Pure Protein Corporation announced plans to expand its Plainville facility to meet the growing demand for natural, antibiotic-free, vegetarian-fed, kosher poultry products.

Hain Pure Protein is a joint venture between The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. with a 50.1% controlling interest and Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., with a 49.9% minority interest.

Production on the new kosher line is expected to begin in late February, 2009, and as a result of the conversion, it is currently anticipated that the total number of employees will increase. During this time, production of Plainville Farms® turkeys will move to Hain Pure Protein's New Oxford, Pennsylvania facility.

According to David Wiggins, President of Hain Pure Protein and formerly Chief Executive Officer of Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. increasing demand for quality kosher poultry is seen, and in order for Hain Pure Protein to meet this growing demand for natural, antibiotic-free, vegetarian-fed, kosher chicken and turkey products, the plant will be closed for production at the end of December with an expected reopening in approximately eight weeks with the facility adapted for new kosher production.