OLYMPIA PROVISIONS

OLYMPIA PROVISIONS

NOT YOUR AVERAGE MEATS

The Olympia Provisions story

Olympia Provisions creates cured meat with deep, nuanced flavors and exquisite textures. Apprenticing with European masters, salumist and co-owner Elias Cairo learned to age meats the old way: naturally and slowly. At Olympia, they do things the slow way because it's the right way. Saveur calls the result "some of the finest charcuterie we've tasted."

OLD MEATS NEW

OLD MEATS NEW

Olympia uses traditional techniques and modern ideas to make cured meats that taste "as good as they possibly can." And if a product isn't right, it doesn't get shipped.

SKALA KEEPS TRACK OF THE DETAILS

"SKALA fits into what we're already doing. The nice thing is being able to have those records just made for us. You're not constantly remembering, 'Make sure you sign this and initial here,' or 'If it's past this hour you can't do it.' It's a lot of information to keep in your head. We can set it up so it knows better than we do sometimes. It allows us to train new employees really easily."

—Josh Graves, production manager

THE RIGHT RESULT, EVERY SINGLE TIME

THE RIGHT RESULT, EVERY SINGLE TIME

With 65 different products sold from California to New York and all points in between, Olympia needs a way to ensure that every customer gets the same product that tastes the same way every time.

DOUBLE THE BENEFITS

DOUBLE THE BENEFITS

"Documentation is not just for safety, but for quality. It means we can say, 'If we do this and this, here's the result we get every single time.' We can make it exactly the way we want it."

HANDMADE WITH DOCUMENTED PRECISION

As Oregon's first USDA-approved salumeria, Olympia is required to keep two years' worth of records. SKALA helps "because we can instantly pull up any of the QA or QC specs on one of the products and we know exactly who monitored it, what parameters it met or didn't meet, and what corrective actions were taken. The auditor doesn't always want to see the stuff that went well, they want to see what we do when something doesn't go exactly as planned."

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"When we showed it to our USDA inspector, she was pretty blown away with it...

She was impressed that we were moving in that direction because manual entry opens the door to so many mistakes. There's a much wider margin for error. When you invest in something like SKALA, it shows that you're serious about doing it the right way."

Josh Graves
Production Manager
CASE STUDY | Olympia Provisions | METER
WATER ACTIVITY COUNTS

WATER ACTIVITY COUNTS

Water activity’s usefulness as a quality and safety measurement was suggested when it became evident moisture content could not adequately account for microbial growth fluctuations.

GET YOUR SKALA DEMO

Skala reduces the time for Olympia Provisions to manage, review and approve records because readings for all instruments are in one place and error-free.

 
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