FPL Food slaughtering facility visit in Augusta, GA
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FPL Food, LLC headquartered in Augusta, GA is the number one privately owned processor of beef and ground beef selection in the whole southeast United States.
After a little more than 25 years in the beef industry in France, Francois Leger, French founder, bought and started FPL Food in June 2004. Francois brings not only a passion for the industry, but also expertise through innovation and knowledge of all things beef.
The FACC is honored to take the opportunity to visit this site on February 8th, 2018 in Augusta, GA. It will be an educational and exhilarating experience you won’t want to miss!
FPL Food, LLC is a stealthy-but-successful beef-processing firm.
Since 2004, FPL Food LLC has grown quickly, from two plants in Augusta, Ga., employing 400 people, to four facilities in Georgia and South Carolina, with upwards of 800 employees and annual revenues topping $350 million. The company was founded by Frenchman François Léger, as a harvesting plant and manufacturer of boxed beef and ground-beef products.
Today, FPL Foods is the largest, privately owned, vertically integrated beef company in the Southeast.
From the beginning, FPL Foods was the only beef company that adopted a policy of not allowing any meat from downer cattle into the supply chain.
FPL was the first slaughtering facility in the US to utilize remote video auditing at its plant in Augusta, to ensure animal-welfare standards were being met. The company was also an early adopter of DNA traceability technology as a food-safety measure starting about four years ago. Today, its beef products are 100-percent DNA traceable.