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The 2014 Food Safety Report

March 30, 2014
Our annual Food Safety Report returns, and it’s better than ever!
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Q&A with Fred Ruiz, Ruiz Foods

March 28, 2014
In conjunction with the March 2014 cover story, Andy Hanacek, Editor-in-chief, sits down with Fred Ruiz, Co-founder, Ruiz Foods, to discuss the history of Ruiz Foods and its developing future.
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The 2014 Bacon Report: Bacon goes ‘boutique’

With bacon’s popularity, there are plenty of processors thinking outside the box and creating unique bacon products that complement the standard, beloved pork belly.
March 25, 2014
Not all bacon is created equal. Sure, the consumer love affair with bacon shows no sign of relenting, so any bacon product that reaches the marketplace stands at least a decent chance of finding an audience.
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New Tyson pork products Q&A with Kent Harrison

A National Provisioner Podcast
March 20, 2014
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.
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‘Back to the Future’ with Ruiz Foods

Ruiz Foods celebrates 50 years of success in 2014 and has taken a page from its history to rekindle the innovative spirit that had carried it in the past.
March 16, 2014
When assessing the future, sometimes it makes sense to return to your roots — trace back your history to understand from whence you came, to see where you might go in the future. Sometimes
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Ruiz Foods' continued commitment to community

An exclusive business strategies podcast
March 10, 2014
Kim Ruiz Beck, chairman of Dinuba, Calif.-based Ruiz Foods, discusses the growth of the commitment of the frozen Mexican foods manufacturer to its community, in conjunction with its celebration of 50 years in business.
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National Provisioner 2014 Top 100 Questionnaire

Due Friday, April 11, 2014
March 7, 2014

The National Provisioner is conducting a survey of meat, poultry and prepared foods companies.

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New ‘Cardinal’ rule

Cardinal Meat Specialists adopts new slogan of “You CAN with Cardinal,” as it adds to its already impressive portfolio.
March 3, 2014
Despite its standing as one of Canada’s top meat processors and one of the most technologically savvy processors in North America, Cardinal Meat Specialists has never rested on its laurels.
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Healthy beef for happy hearts

HeartBrand Beef is spreading the message of Akaushi beef.
February 4, 2014
Aside from a select few breeds of cattle, most consumers enjoy their beef without thinking much about the type of beef.
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The 2014 Sausage Report: Health vs. indulgence

Sausage sales remain steady due to increased consumer interest in healthy options and rich, flavorful varieties.
February 2, 2014
Sausage isn’t usually thought of as being trendy.
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Check out the April 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, with features on animal welfare, sanitation programs, and much more!

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April 2014

Check out the April 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with a special profile of Stemmler's Meats!

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