Looks, cooks and tastes better
La Ionica Poultry – Over the years, the La Ionica name has become synonymous with quality. La Ionica chicken is known for superior flavour, texture and value. When you buy La Ionica Poultry, you’ll see it has a natural, healthy appearance. When you cook it, you’ll notice how it sizzles in the pan. And when you eat it, you’ll understand what we mean when we say La Ionica Poultry is the real taste of chicken. – part of the Turosi Food Solutions Group
Air chilled, the European way
La Ionica Poultry
… has always been committed to quality and innovation. So after extensive research and testing, we became the first company in Australia to use the Air Chilling method to process our chicken, and today we are still one of the only brands to do so. Try La Ionica Poultry and taste the Air Chilled Difference.
Quality from farm to plate.
While our Air Chilling process is important to how La Ionica Poultry chicken looks, cooks and tastes, it’s just one part of our commitment to quality. And that commitment starts right at the beginning, on our farms, which are among the most advanced in Australia.
Australian grown to the highest standards.
All La Ionica Poultry chicken is 100% Australian, raised on our own farms in regional Victoria to the highest standards of animal welfare, and then processed in one of Australia’s most advanced processing plants. Our animal welfare program ensures that our chickens are cared for with respect by our farmers, in full accordance with animal welfare codes.
Healthy chickens means healthy produce.
The health and well being of our flocks is of paramount importance to all of us at La Ionica Poultry. Australia’s biosecurity and food safety standards are among the most stringent in the world, and we always strive not just to meet those standards but to exceed them. That’s vital, because the healthier our chickens are, the better the chicken you buy will be. And that’s what the La Ionica Poultry name stands for.
A rapid rise from humble beginnings
In 1967, Sam Cuteri came to Melbourne from his home in Calabria, Italy, looking for a better life. He found it. After working in a small chicken processing company for a number of years and learning the trade, he was sure he could improve on the way it was done. So, with that objective in mind, Sam and his wife Maria started their own poultry processing operation. They called it La Ionica. From those humble beginnings, a great Australian company was born.rnrnGood was never good enough for Sam when he started the company and it never will be for La Ionica. Our commitment to quality drives us to continually work to find better, more innovative ways of doing things, both on our farms and in our processing plants. It’s how we became the first company in Australia to introduce Air Chilled processing. And it’s why our chicken is the best you can buy.rnu003cdiv class=u0022wp-block-spaceru0022 style=u0022height: 48px;u0022 aria-hidden=u0022trueu0022u003eu003c/divu003ernrnu003chr class=u0022wp-block-separator has-text-color has-background has-darkgrey-background-color has-darkgrey-color is-style-dottedu0022 /u003ernrnu003cdiv class=u0022wp-block-spaceru0022 style=u0022height: 48px;u0022 aria-hidden=u0022trueu0022u003eu003c/divu003ernu003ch5 id=u0022a-story-of-giving-back-to-the-communityu0022 class=u0022has-text-align-center is-style-heading-fontu0022u003eA story of giving back to the communityu003c/h5u003ernLa Ionica started as a family business with a close connection to the local community. Today, La Ionica’s connection to the community continues to grow as we strive to give back to the community through our charity organisation, Turosi Giving, and also with our support for local sporting clubs and our partnership with Melbourne Victory.
Turosi Giving was established in 2011 as a formal charity organisation on behalf of employees within the company. Since then it has grown to become a much bigger organisation and has supported many charities, both locally and overseas, with a special focus on children suffering from the burdens of sickness, poverty, disability and other misfortunes.
La Ionica has been a major partner with Melbourne Victory since the inaugural A-League season in 2005/6, and we are proud to be part of a great club that shares our values of quality and healthy living. We also support a range of other sporting clubs at all levels, with a focus on helping up-and-coming local talent reach their full potential.
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