Ready Meals & Fresh-prepared
An experienced in-house team of food and beverage design consultants to the ready meals and freshly prepared food sector.
At FEG, we have proven first-hand experience of this dynamic FMCG industry – where tight deadlines, wide ranging production needs, competition from the new recipe box sector, and stringent regulation create their own unique challenges.
We are firm believers in creating successful relationships with our clients and we work closely with food technologists and R&D departments to ensure we meet the project aims on time, and most importantly, on budget.
Find out how we completed a factory extension and new production line for this major food producer.
Over 275 combined years’ experience in keeping clients ahead of growth and compliance needs
The freshly prepared sector faces stiff challenges, such as customer orders and demand, shelf life, hygiene and water ingress issues, BRC audits and legislation compliance.
Our unparalleled industry experience equips our team with in-depth knowledge of the unique issues faced by this sector, including: ingredient traceability, transport and energy costs, sourcing qualified and affordable labour, Brexit and export uncertainty, product innovation and development, weighing and product giveaway, hygiene and machine cleanability, listeria control and automation.
Our in-house food and beverage design consultants are experienced in a variety of project areas, including production, processing, packaging/labelling facilities and automation services, as well as setting up new processing facilities and moving existing facilities in the UK and Europe.
Our experience includes the following processes and equipment in the ready meals sector:
- Batch processing
- Powder transport
- Cooking & simmering
- Processing gravy
- CIP (Clean-In-Place)
- Continuous processing
- Meat preparation
- Meat grinding
- Vacuum evaporating
- Conveying systems
- Batch hoppers and weighing
- Air handling units
- Filtration systems
- Odour abatement plant
- Chillers and freezers
- Spiral coolers and freezers
- Wrapping and packaging machines
- Central palletising system
- Metal detection
- X-ray scanners
- Vision systems
- Packing lines
- Flow wrappers
- Check weighers
- Ammonia leakage ventilation
- Wet scrubbers
- HVAC and ventilation
Odour control is a key challenge in this sector with a high level of processing. We have solved odour problems for producers including Essentia Proteins and Whitby Seafoods and offer a full range of solutions for odour and oil mist extraction.
- Feasibility and concept design
- Engineering Design (FEED & Detailed)
- Construction & installation
- Commissioning, testing & verification
- Factory automation and programming
- Water distribution and treatment
- Electrical distribution
- CAPEX Project Management
- CDM Regulations 2015
- EPCMv and EPC packages
- Turnkey project management
- COGS reduction
- Debottlenecking reviews
- Environmental surveys
- Food factory design and build
- Factory refurbishment
- LEED certification
- Sustainable factory builds
- Line and equipment extensions
- Manufacturing scale-up
- Clean design solutions
Talk to us about your ready meals and fresh-prepared food project.
We offer individual services such as odour abatement and design as a drop-in-drop-out part of your project or can build it in to our cradle-to-gave project management services.
Our food and beverage design consultants offer a comprehensive range of services.