H.J. Heinz USA
The Muscatine facility has identified several areas of improvements in the waste stream and is seeking to develop and implement plans to reduce waste and increase plant productivity. The major
focus of the project is the reduction of solid waste generated by the production of the single-serve pouch.
Auto Start Program -
The filler machines used for the single-serve operation waste a considerable amount of packaging film and product each time the
machine is restarted. To reduce the waste, the computer was reprogrammed to stop and start the machine functions in a controlled manner. The automatic restart reduces the cost from $0.49
per stop to just $0.12 per stop. The program will be implemented on all filler machines to bring the estimated cost savings to $52,812 annually.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
H.J. Heinz USA manufactures branded food products for the retail and foodservice markets. As
the most global U.S.-based food company, Heinz earns $2.5 billion in annual sales. The facility
located in Muscatine currently employs 574 people in the production of ketchup, sauces, vinegar
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