Kerry upgrades food manufacturing facility in Rome, Georgia

The company invested €125 million to double the facility’s production capacity for products like alternative proteins, as well as poultry and seafood.

Kerry has opened the doors to its newly upgraded food manufacturing facility in Georgia, Rome. The company invested €125 million to double the facility’s production capacity for ingredients like alternative proteins, as well as poultry and seafood. The upgrade represents the company’s “largest-ever capital expenditure investment and one of the biggest in Georgia’s history,” said Kerry in a press release.

The 316,000-sq-ft facility employs 250 people and features “world-leading food technologies and systems and has the highest standards of food safety.” As part of Kerry’s Beyond the Horizon sustainability goal, the facility uses 100% renewable electricity, zero waste to landfill, additional bulk storage to help reduce freight to the site, and local sourcing as much as possible.