Tuesday, June 21, 2011

La Italiana Factory Tour

The Cuenca Chamber Of Commerce arranged a tour of La Italiana Meat and Sausage Factory.  Cameras weren't allowed outside the conference room so the video is only of our group putting on our hair nets and jackets.

La Italiana is one of Cuenca's largest employers. There were over 400 people at the plant and they have 4 additional retail locations and export their products all over South America, Europe and Africa. The factory produces 3 tons of meat products a week.

We observed the meat cutting, the sausage making and the cooking and packaging of the product. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and efficiency of the plant.  We were treated to a snack of ham and cheese and a souvenir hat.

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