Swift Prepared Foods, a subsidiary of global food company JBS USA, has opened its newest facility – Principe Foods, which produces high-quality Italian meats and charcuterie.

The company invested more than $200 million in the new 325,000 square foot Italian meats and charcuterie production facility in Columbia, Missouri. Principe Foods has already created 100 new jobs in the region, with plans to hire 100 to 200 more people over the next year. The company offers extremely competitive wages to attract and retain top talent. Additionally, Principe Foods offers strong benefits and tuition-free community college for team members and their children.

"We are very pleased to celebrate the opening of this state-of-the-art Italian meats facility in Columbia, Missouri," said Tom Lopez, president, Swift Prepared Foods. "This is the culmination of years of hard work and investment by our team and our partners in Missouri. We are grateful for the support we've received up to this point and look forward to the ongoing growth of this facility and the Principe Italia brand."

Swift Prepared Foods built the new facility to meet increasing retail and food service demand for Italian meats and charcuterie. The company selected Columbia due to its strategic location, business-friendly environment, and the ability to access raw materials and leverage synergies with existing strategic assets.

Globally, JBS is a major player in the value-added, Italian meats category with significant production capabilities and recognized brands in Italy, Australia and Brazil.

The Principe Foods facility is located at 5008 Paris Road in Columbia, Missouri.


About JBS USA 
JBS USA is a leading global food company providing diversified, high-quality food products to customers in more than 100 countries on six continents. This includes meat, poultry and seafood products, a portfolio of recognized brands and innovative premium foods. Swift Prepared Foods is a consumer packaged goods company and subsidiary of JBS USA. Principe Italia is part of the Swift Prepared Foods portfolio of products.