Packaging is very important to us. We currently have 5 separate packaging lines enabling us to create different lengths in our sausage links and customized package weights for our customer's needs. Our packaging technology is forever advancing. In 1981, we converted to GAS Flush Modified Atmosphere packaging, commonly known as a pillow pack, well before many others in the meat industry in the US.
We have many years of expertise and experience to correctly monitor daily production. This gives us a superior edge over our competitors in maximizing shelf life during the logistical period from date of production, to shipment to distribution centers, and retail store shelf for sale.
Always looking to advance in packaging, we in 2009 introduced an alternative to conventional packaging, creating an "Eco-Friendly" package. It contains no Styrofoam and all its materials are either biodegradable, compostable or of a #7 recyclable factor.
We continually add more products which better fit into the prepared section of your retail store's displays of hot and cold ready to go meals. Our Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions is a mainstay on most Casino buffet lines, as well as our Meatballs in Tomato Sauce, also made fresh at our facility.
In 2010, we introduced our Smoked Italian Style Sausage, now sold in many of the 1,000 or more retail stores carrying Botto branded products. Our thermal processing area is a growing part of our business, with expansion plans for 2012 to increase production capacity and introduce many new products.