Profiting From Packaging Processed Chicken/Turkey

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A business with increasing popularity and high investment returns is engaging in the processing and frozen food business.

The process of packaging and freezing poultry birds, such as chicken and turkey, typically involves several steps  to achieve that daily income which most Nigerians desires.

Speaking with an anonymous shop attendant at Reynora Foods at Arepo along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway said, this is a thriving business that owners will profit from maximally when all the process are put in place for the packaging of frozen foods as there exist a high demand for the products.

It is gathered that the processing of frozen foods like chicken and turkey products requires a lot to achieve that daily  commercial values attached to this type of business, as most Nigerians desires daily earnings from businesses they engage-in.

Though, the prices of the frozen fish products are debatable due to the current economic situation due to price being unstable. Findings revealed the prices of fish and turkey varies with  20 kg Titus costing N4,700, Hake 15kg-N3,400,Tilapia 10kg for sale at N3,900.


Business Requirements

The process includes a keenly observed preparation to ensure that the poultry birds (Chicken and Turkey) are properly cleaned and inspected for any defects or abnormalities as these includes portioning of this products.

Hence, portioning of these birds depends on the packaging preferences and customer needs, as customers may choose to portion the birds into specific cuts or leave them whole when they are to purchase it.

It is pertinent to note that the process of packaging involves the use of appropriate packaging materials such as plastic wrap, vacuum-sealed bags, or freezer-safe containers,as the owners should ensure the packaging is airtight to prevent freezer burn and contamination.

Similarly, the labelling of each package with essential information such as the type of poultry (chicken or turkey), date of packaging, and any other relevant details such as weight or portion size is important.

The packaged poultry in the freezer promptly after packaging. Ensure that the freezer temperature is set to 0°F (-18°C) or below to maintain the quality and safety of the meat.

The storage process is important as this should be packaged poultry in the freezer in an organized manner to optimize space utilization and facilitate easy access.

As advised, there should be a quality control at all times with regular monitoring as this entails supervising of the freezer temperature and checking the poultry for any signs of freezer burn or spoilage.

Once frozen, the poultry can be stored for an extended period and distributed or sold to customers or buyers.

The steps, if followed rigorously, success is guaranteed in this type of business In Nigeria, but it is pertinent to note that these steps may vary slightly depending on the specific practices of the processing plant or company.

Hence, It is important to adhere to food safety standards and regulations throughout the entire process to ensure the quality and safety of the products.

By following these steps, you can ensure that the poultry birds are safely packaged and frozen for sale while maintaining their quality and freshness.


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