Saturday, 6 December 2014
ULTIMATE FACTORIES FRITO LAY
In 2010, the Frito Lay Factory in Perry, Georgia received a gold certificate from the US Green Building Council for the environmentally friendly nature of its production facilities.
Less than 1% of the Perry factory’s solid waste goes in landfill sites.
The Frito Lay Company is the product of two companies that united in 1961: The Frito Company and the H. W. Lay Company.
The Perry, Georgia factory is one of Frito Lay’s largest production facilities - it spans almost one million square feet.
Frito Lay exports its products to 79 countries.
The Perry, Georgia facility is efficient – potatoes arrive at the facility and are bagged as chips within six to eight hours.
The Perry, Georgia facility cooks around one million pounds of potatoes every day.
The potatoes used for Frito Lay’s potato chips are harvested from over 80 farms scattered across the USA.
An average of 175,000 boxes of chips leave the Perry facility every day.
Frito Lay employs over 48,000 people. Around 1400 of these people work at the Perry, Georgia facility.
Every year over 300 million metric tons of potatoes are grown in around 150 countries worldwide.
China is the world’s biggest potato producer, but other leading potato growing nations include Russia, the Ukraine, India and the United States of America.
During the Irish Potato famine of 1845 and 1849, around one million people died of starvation, typhus and other famine related diseases.
As well as for potato chips, potatoes are also a staple ingredient in products as diverse as flour and vodka.
The potato arrived in Europe, from South America, some time between 1565 and 1573.
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