Italy comes to Columbia with opening of Principe Italia manufacturing plant

Apr 08, 2023 664

BY: Charles Dunlap

Arby's may no longer be able to claim "It has the meats" after Principe Italia celebrated its grand opening Thursday in Columbia. The Italian meats factory is a subsidiary of JBS Foods, a major U.S. meat-product manufactuer, which also has Swift Prepared Foods plant making bacon in Moberly. Principe is under the Swift portfolio.

Products made both for food service and retail sales includes, salami, prosciutto, along with a variety of others. The Columbia site was selected two years ago along Columbia's major industrial corridor on Route B/Paris Road, that also is home to Schneider Electric, 3M, Kraft Heinz, Aurora Organic Dairy and Quaker, among others.

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