Saturday, June 12, 2021

Yorkshire sausage marker installs vertical farm as it doubles capacity

HECK! Food, the North Yorkshire sausage manufacturer, is investing £3.5 million to double manufacturing capacity.

The expansion, which also includes a vertical farm, will allow the company to produce one million sausages a day.

This, it said, will help it achieve its goal of £100 million turnover by 2025.

“We will be the first food brand in the world to grow herb and vegetables onsite to put into our popular meat and vegan italia range,” said HECK! co-founder Jamie Keeble.

“There are huge benefits to vertical farming. No pesticides or herbicides, less water and food waste, no transport, more efficient production, taste control and better shelf life.

“Micro-nutrients will also provide fantastic health benefits as well as giving us a unique selling point. We are farmers originally and it’s really exciting to now be investing in the future of sustainable, cutting-edge agriculture and not relying on imports.”

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