McDonald's announced the opening of a new, already the second production site for Salateria, a supplier of coarse and finely sliced Iceberg lettuce, as well as chopped onions and salad mix for McDonald's.
The opening of the second production site was planned back in 2016, as part of the planned development of the Salateria company and an increase in production capacity. The new production facility with an area of 6 m500 is located within the city of Solnechnogorsk, Moscow Region.
At the construction stage, design of engineering systems and production facilities, minor shortcomings of the previous production workshop were taken into account and eliminated, which made it possible to optimize and prepare the site for an increase in production volumes. Now, by increasing the number of production lines by 3,5 times, the capacity of the new production site makes it possible to produce about 800 tons of finished product per month.
The new production facility meets high food safety requirements - a positive result was obtained as a result of an audit in accordance with the international standard FSSC 22000. In addition, the new production site is equipped with automatic laser sorting (inspection) at the stage of the finished product manufacturing process, which allows it to meet high quality requirements for the product.
The Salateria company was founded at the beginning of 2016 and almost immediately started working with the largest federal chains of fast food restaurants. Products manufactured by Salateria belong to the Ultra Fresh category - ready to eat without any additional processing or washing. The company supplies salad products to McDonald's in more than 15 cities throughout Russia, including Moscow, Arkhangelsk, Voronezh, Smolensk and Kursk.
Today, Salateria concludes agricultural contracts for the supply of raw materials for production, provides consulting services for cultivation, shares its experience in the application of agricultural technologies with farmers, and also participates in the development of its suppliers, partially financing production programs. All suppliers of Salateria are certified according to the Global GAP standard. Compliance with the Global GAP standard ensures food safety, employee health and safety, and environmental protection.
The company "Salateria" plans to develop its own raw material base. The launch of its own growing of salads is tentatively planned for 2023 with the mandatory receipt of certification according to the Global GAP + GRASP standard.
Today 99% of McDonald's products are supplied by Russian suppliers. McDonald's carefully monitors the quality of the supplied products - each of the 160 local suppliers is regularly checked for compliance with high international production standards. Since 2017, McDonald's has conducted seven product quality audits (two of which were undeclared) under the leadership of the reputable international auditing company AIB International in accordance with SQMS and GMP standards.