The list of facilities visited in the past year by editor-in-chief Andy Hanacek continues to impress, featuring some of the biggest companies and most innovative plants in the industry!
Campylobacter is one of the most common bacterial causes of gastrointestinal infection in the United States.
You should never mess with Sasquatch. Unless, of course, he’s your spokes…creature
Andy Hanacek offers his thoughts on the roller-coaster battle royal for Hillshire Brands, and how he thinks Pilgrim’s Pride would benefit more from the acquisition, in this special edition of From the Editor’s Desk.
Hidden camera footage shown earlier this week on Dragon TV in China showed workers at a Shanghai Hsui plant using out-of-date chicken and beef to make burgers and chicken patties for its customers.
Carrying a firearm without a District of Columbia license is illegal in the city, which has very strict gun laws.
In the U.S., second quarter comparable sales decreased 1.5% while operating income rose 1%.
The product was formulated with an ingredient containing hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen.
Here, at the end of 2013, Andy Hanacek offers holiday wishes and delivers a quick recap of important achievements from the past 12 months.
In this month's episode of From the Editor's Desk, Andy Hanacek helps define the needs and tendencies of male shoppers, otherwise known as Manfluencers.
Industry commentary from the editors of The National Provisioner and Independent Processor.
On June 10, 2013, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register: “Descriptive Designation for Needle- or Blade-Tenderized (Mechanically Tenderized) Beef Products.”
Daily Price Points July 21, 2014
YS Beef Index (7-23) - Quote: $2.479, Week Ago: $2.444, 52 Weeks Ago: $1.854
Urner Barry Chicken Index (7-23) - Quote: $0.86, Week Ago: $0.856, 52 Weeks Ago: $0.894
Urner Barry Egg Index (7-23) Quote: $1.068, Week Ago: $1.041, 52 Weeks Ago: $0.814
Urner Barry Fresh Farmed Salmon Index (7-22) - Quote: $4.37, Week Ago: $4.4, 52 Weeks Ago: $4.77
Urner Barry HLSO Farm-Raised White Shrimp Index (7-22) - Quote: $5.424, Week Ago: $5.388, 52 Weeks Ago: $5.358
UB Turkey Index - Total Value - Tom (7-23) - Quote: $1.58, Week Ago: $1.582, 52 Weeks Ago: $0.788
Yellow Sheet Pork Carcass Cutout Value (7-23) - Quote: $1.302, Week Ago: $1.319, 52 Weeks Ago: $0.957
Urner Barry HLSO Black Tiger Shrimp Index (7-22) - Quote: $8.433, Week Ago: $8.418, 52 Weeks Ago: $7.559
UB Turkey Index - Total Value - Hen (7-23) - Quote: $1.472, Week Ago: 1.474, 52 Weeks Ago: $0.752
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More than 1,000 Capitol Hill lawmakers, staff, meat industry representatives and members of the media filled the Rayburn House Office Building Courtyard for the celebration.
When Oscar Mayer began consulting with Dr. Kurt Vogel, assistant professor of livestock welfare and behavior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), on animal care and welfare initiatives a couple years ago, little did anyone know where the road would ultimately lead for the two parties.
Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, recently attended the American Meat Science Association’s 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
With film-based packaging (bags, peelable pouches, vacuum packs, zipper packs, etc.) having become so popular for meat, poultry and seafood products, upgrading or adding a packaging line often involves a form/fill/seal (FFS) machine.
The merchandising of lower-sodium selections is becoming an increasingly prominent food retailing initiative.
2014 schedule includes certified course offerings for SQF, BRC, HACCP and Micro 101.
Poultry inspection modernization would prevent 5,200 annual foodborne illnesses, says FSIS.
Regrettably, summertime can include a foodborne illness outbreak (and a well-publicized recall) involving meat or poultry.
At the Food and Hotel Asia show in Singapore this spring, Midamar showcased its new premium Halal Turkey Deli Meats.
Several studies have shown consumer overall acceptability was more highly correlated with flavor ratings than tenderness or juiciness, regardless of tenderness variation.
July 8, 2014
Barliant & Co.
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July 8, 2014
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July 8, 2014
Indiana Packers Corporation
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THE NATIONAL PROVISIONER PODCASTS
New Tyson pork products Q&A with Kent Harrison
Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, sits down with Kent Harrison, vice president of Marketing & Premium Programs for Tyson Fresh Meats, to discuss two additions to Tyson's seasoned, marinated pork product lines.
With over 25 years of experience, Weber Inc. has the engineering and sales know-how to help packaging industry and deli meat retailers get the information they want. Modern Deli offers articles on safety reports, new trends and ideas for better business.
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July 24, 2014
The Fresno Food Expo, presented by Union Bank, is the largest regional food show in the Nation highlighting over 140 food and beverage companies located in California’s agriculturally rich 8-county San Joaquin Valley region!
August 7, 2014
The SQF course, taught by a SQF registered trainer, will prepare you to meet the SQF Practitioner requirements as defined in the SQF Code, Edition 7.1.
June 11, 2014
There are several intervention options available to processors for antimicrobial application, many of which can result in a cleaner label. Spraying antimicrobials on the product or into product packages is a newer technology that is gaining rapid acceptance. This webinar will take a close look at using spray technology to apply antimicrobials and help attendees determine if it is the best intervention method for their operations.