is necessary to get the processed product from the plant to the consumer.
It is generally a two-part procedure. First, the bird or bird parts are
placed in a bag or package; and second, the package is placed in a shipping
box. Poultry can be packaged in a wide variety of formats which range
from minimal processing to maximum processing.
how a bird is packaged it is almost always placed in a large cardboard box
shipping. The steps in building, filling, weighing, and stacking these
boxes is almost always the same.
- Whole Bird Bulk Packaging:
The whole bird can be bulk boxed and sent to large users such as broiler
restaurants or secondary processors.
- Whole Bird Individual Packaging: The whole bird is individually bagged and boxed for supermarket
- Bone-In Product: Parts are
packaged and sold as consumer product or as bulk sale for large
- Bone-Out Product: Parts
are packaged and sold as consumer product or as bulk sale for large
- Task 1: Box Maker: Takes/makes hand-formed boxes or
machine-formed boxes and puts them on conveyor.
- Task 2: Box Packer: Packs birds into boxes for shipping.
- Task 3: Scale Operator: Pulls boxes onto scales, adds or
removes extra chicken.
- Task 4: Box Sealer: Pushes air out of and seals
- Task 5: Stack Off: Removes boxes from the conveyor and
stacks on pallet.