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February 2004

FEATURES

EDITOR'S JOURNAL
 

THE NATIONAL PROVISIONER

Serving Meat, Poultry, and Prepared Foods Processors

2004 TOP Meat and Poultry
Companies to work for
TOP Meat and Poultry Companies to Work
for 2004

 
- When a job is not a career

ANNUAL SAUSAGE ROUNDUP
- The Right Stuff
The sausage category goes from the frying pan into the fire when it comes to hot new products, packaging, and consumption trends.

CORPORATE REPORT
- On A Roll
Texas-based Owens Country Sausage is more than a regional product marketer, and its administrators say they can prove it.

ANNUAL MEAT CONFERENCE PRE-SHOW REPORT
- Nashville Hosting The Annual Meat Conference
This year’s event will be held mid-March, and it promises to mix business with pleasure.

MEAT SNACK UPDATE
- Snack Attack!
For a mature category, the meat snack segment is coming on strong with aggressive product development and more.

COVER STORY
- A Cool Dozen
In the not-so-glamorous meat and poultry industry, The NATIONAL PROVISIONER reveals what makes 12 companies among the best employers.

PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
- Bring It On!
High-speed slicing technology suppliers can “make the cut” to meet evolving customer demands for sliced meat products.

- Riding The Continuous Automation Wave
Sausage processing continues moving away from islands of automation and towards continuous processing.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

- Taste That Sizzles
The market for innovative sausage blends continues to expand.

- New Products

FOOD SAFETY

- Heightened Resistance
Effective cleaning and sanitation programs reduce contamination risks at meat and poultry processing plants.

SPECIAL REPORT
- Machine Driven

PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY
- Impervious Plastic
Food-safety precautions are among those factors boosting artificial meat casings usage.

SUPPLIER MARKETPLACE
- Food-safety Interventions

TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT
- Evolutionary Success
- New Technology Aids Food-Safety Efforts


INDEX
- Advertiser’s Index
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