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Phillips Foods: Connoisseurs of crab

Phillips Foods celebrates 100 years of trailblazing, having opened new channels for its products and new supply sources while becoming a global seafood-processing force.
Anyone who has been to Baltimore, Md., or the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the last century likely has consumed crab meat harvested and processed right there in the region.
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Online exclusive: Phillips Foods slideshow and video interview

Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner, gets an in-depth look at Phillips Foods' operations, from water to plate, and sits down to discuss sustainability efforts with Steve Phillips, CEO of Phillips Foods.

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Sourcing safe ingredients: Make no assumptions

Drew Lorenz, president of We R Food Safety!, reminds processors to be just as vigilant on food safety when sourcing items
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Next-generation automation for the meat and poultry industries

Andy Hanacek and Tom Egan, vice president, Industry Services for PMMI, dig deeper into the next-generation robotics
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Video Q&A with Ray Rastelli on new specialty-retail store

Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner, talks to Ray Rastelli, owner and president of Rastelli Foods Group
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Rastelli Foods: Full-circle success

Rastelli Foods has built itself into a protein-processing, e-commerce and global-export powerhouse, and has now added specialty-retail operations to its portfolio.
Forty years ago, Ray Rastelli purchased a small butcher shop in South Jersey, brought his brother, Tony, into the business, and began growing their meat-cutting operation to serve local customers and restaurants in the region.
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State of the Industry

‘Big Fat’ excitement for protein-processing industry

For much of the protein-processing industry, positives have far outweighed negatives in 2014 — for the first time in several years.
Last year in this space, The National Provisioner asked, “Is the tide turning?”
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Exclusive Q&A: Foster Farms strives to be food-safety leader

Chicken processor positions itself to be an industry leader in all facets of processing business after a year of food-safety challenges.
This summer, during a trip to California, Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner, sat down with Ira Brill, director of corporate communications for Foster Farms
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Video Q&A with author Nina Teicholz

Nina Teicholz’s new book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, takes a critical look at the belief that a low-fat diet is good for you
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Breaking News: Almanza named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety

Updating a story The National Provisioner first broke Thursday morning, FSIS Administrator Alfred Almanza was officially named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Friday, Sept. 26.
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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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National Provisioner


November 2014

The November issue of NP features a cover story on Phillips Foods (and a special online video: Q&A with Steve Phillips), a feature on breakfast proteins, the 2014 Consumer Trends Report, and so much more!

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Independent Processor

October 2014 IP cover

October 2014

Check out the October 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on private labels, and the newest bacon trends!

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