The processing plant includes two lines for individually wrapped processed cheese slices and one for non-individually wrapped sliced caterers' packs. The Quality Assurance System includes cheese grading, check weighing and metal detection in the packing lines.
The cutting and packaging equipment for natural cheeses includes a vacuum packaging line, a Cryovac shrink tunnel and a bag loader for 1kg, 2.5kg and 10kg blocks. There are two flow wrap gas flush lines for 250g, 500g, 750g and 1kg blocks, and a Multivac portion line which also handles Bega Stringers.
These lines can handle contract specifications and alternative weight packs. Bega Cheese now has the potential to manufacture and distribute 18,000 tonnes of natural cheese and 12,000 tonnes of processed cheese each year.