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Dinner Trends: From roasts to recipes

Meat and seafood are moving away from their traditional place as center-of-the-plate featured offerings as shoppers seek meals that are more creative, cost-effective and quicker to prepare.
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Proteins are enduring as a top dinnertime selection.
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Beef Products Inc. (BPI): Supplementing supply

With increasing demand for lean beef and shrinking supply driving growth at Beef Products Inc. (BPI), the company has continued to invest in making its processes even more sustainable.
By Andy Hanacek
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Beef Products Inc. (BPI) finds itself providing a much-needed product to the beef supply chain.
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Exclusive: Ruiz Foods’ new South Carolina plant dedication, groundbreaking

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Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, attended the dedication and groundbreaking ceremony for Ruiz Foods’ Florence, S.C., processing facility, July 15, 2014.
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Butterball Foodservice chimes in on burger trends

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Richie Jenkins, senior director of marketing for Butterball Foodservice, offers insight into the burger market and how his company's turkey burgers fit into the macro marketplace that is experiencing an "upscaling" of offerings.
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2014 Plant of the Year

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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!
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Worker safety: How to protect employee health

Preventing Campylobacter infection among employees in a poultry-processing plant.
By Marie A. De Perio, M.D., John D. Gibbons, D.V.M., MPH, T.M. Jackson, and R. Todd Niemeier, M.S., CIH
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Campylobacter is one of the most common bacterial causes of gastrointestinal infection in the United States.
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2014 Processor of the Year: Link Snacks Inc. is runnin' wild

The manufacturer of Jack Link's Beef Jerky has built its meat-snacks business into a global empire in a few short decades — with a significant boost in last five years.
By Andy Hanacek
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You should never mess with Sasquatch. Unless, of course, he’s your spokes…creature
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Our take: Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride battle for Hillshire Brands

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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.
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Lunch lightens up

Lunch menus are changing in response to the recovering economy, high protein prices and health concerns.
By Megan Pellegrini
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The lunch menu is changing — whether at restaurants, work or schools — due to a recovering economy, high protein prices, increased focus on ethnic cuisine or health.
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Case Farms: Protect people, protect quality

Case Farms’ dedication to worker safety shines brightly through the operational improvements and low turnover rate at its Goldsboro, N.C., processing facility.
By Andy Hanacek
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Processors who focus on worker safety by investing in innovation have seen improvement in key workforce metrics as their employees feel as though their well-being is respected by management and important to company success.
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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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