Local meat processing begins with a concept: your idea, question, or solution to a customer’s problem. Even with a great concept, there is a lot to consider to start let alone to succeed. You need clarity throughout this process.
At Friesla, our mission is to help farmers and ranchers take back control of your meat processing — on your terms, time, and at your site. We’re not in business to sell only equipment. As your meat processing partners, we support you with the Friesla Turnkey System of services, tools, and equipment to help you advance from concept to successful processing operations.
The Friesla Ecosystem of Services
Choosing a Friesla Meat Processing System provides you with a turnkey setup for onsite meat processing. Being prepared to begin operations, however, is built on months of planning and cutting through bureaucratic red tape — the heart of the Friesla Ecosystem of Services. We lay this groundwork with pre-business consulting, system and site plan design consultation, USDA regulatory planning, and system manufacturing. After you receive your Meat Processing System, we provide system installation supervision, USDA regulatory training, and butcher training and implementation.
Project Development Phase
Whether you’re exploring starting a new operation or expanding an existing one, our team of meat industry leaders partners with you to build a foundation for your meat processing efforts. Guided by your concept, we help shoulder the burden of preparation and lay the groundwork for your processing operations.
System & Site Planning
Prior to beginning manufacturing, our Site Plan Development team works with you to translate your vision to our Design and Engineering team. We guide you through developing a site-specific layout and utility drawings, and then assembling a complete processing equipment package. Together, we create an efficient Meat Processing System that can expand as you grow.
Aided by your system and site plan, our Project Management team leads your project through manufacturing, quality control, and delivery. All of our equipment is built to meet USDA compliance requirements and manufactured down the road from our Washington State headquarters. But building the system isn’t the end of the road. Our team is available to help with equipment setup, implementing management and traceability hardware and software, training personnel, and auditing your existing operations.
USDA Regulatory Compliance
While your system is manufactured, our USDA & Regulatory Expert works through the federal documentation required for you to become a USDA-certified meat processor. Drawing on 27 years of experience gained as a USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) supervisory inspector, he writes your required, FSIS-compliant Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan and assists with applying for your USDA Grant of Inspection.
When manufacturing is complete and your system arrives at your site location, a Friesla technician joins you to supervise its installation. Once your foundation and utility hookups are ready to accept the modular system, our technician helps ensure its correct fitment and installation, and provides operating and maintenance training.
System Startup & Implementation
Receiving your new system is swell. Learning how to operate it effectively is the cherry on top. Our experienced Training & Technical Services team sets you up for success by providing onsite butcher training and implementation. Whether you’re starting with a new system or expanding your existing operations, we work with your team to maximize product quality and operating efficiency.
From concept to groundwork to operations, our passion is helping you take control of your meat processing. Connect with us to begin your project.