Inside Chickmont » The Poultry Experts in Barbados

Processing

Chickmont Foods Ltd is the leading integrated poultry business in the Southern Caribbean. Chickmont Foods Ltd not only represents a number of highly visible brands, including Montrose Farm Fresh, Montrose Premium, Super Chick and Tropical Eggs, but also operates and manages a hatchery, broiler farms, a layer farm and its own retail outlets.

With a new state-of-the-art processing facilities specifically designed to handle multi-tasking operations, the Company has not forgotten its traditional strength which is the best quality at the best price. To this end the Company works continuously with the environmental health officers to ensure food safety standards and quality. In addition, stringent in-house verification and testing as well as microbiological testing (carried out by an independent company) are adhered to, to ensure the highest possible standard.

The increase production at the Balls facility required that the manual operation be replaced with mechanical and computerized operating systems, which have been fully integrated into the production chain.

The production chain is as follows:

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  • Hanging

    This is a manual process where the birds are hung on the shackles in preparation for slaughter.

Hanging

This is a manual process where the birds are hung on the shackles in preparation for slaughter.

  • Stunning
    and
    Killing

    This process renders a bird unconscious. It does not experience the panic and stress associated with the death process. This process reduces carcass damage as the bird does not struggle, allowing for a proper bleed.

Stunning
and
Killing

This process renders a bird unconscious. It does not experience the panic and stress associated with the death process. This process reduces carcass damage as the bird does not struggle, allowing for a proper bleed.

  • Scalding

    Done for easy feather removal

Scalding

Done for easy feather removal

  • Packaging

    Birds are graded, quality checked, and packaged to be delivered to the customer.

Packaging

Birds are graded, quality checked, and packaged to be delivered to the customer.

  • Chilling

    Ensures poultry meat and portions will maintain freshness for a maximum shelf life.

Chilling

Ensures poultry meat and portions will maintain freshness for a maximum shelf life.

  • Evisceration

    Removes all internal organs from the body cavity.

Evisceration

Removes all internal organs from the body cavity.