Why SunWest is investing in its infrared food processing business

In July, SunWest said it had raised $1 billion to expand its IR-processed meat and poultry business and increase its footprint.

The company also plans to double its capacity in the U.S. to 1 million square feet.

Sunwest said the $1.1 billion investment would help it expand its U.K. production to about 7 million metric tons of meat and chicken per year and triple the number of plants.