Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, sits down with Kay Johnson Smith, president and CEO of the Animal Agriculture Alliance, to discuss the strategies and tactics the Alliance has taken to connect the meat and poultry industry to consumers and protect it from extreme activist groups.
Burgers’ Smokehouse has undergone many expansions, additions and upgrades, but the important aspects of its business haven’t changed. The company still uses its traditional curing methods; it’s just applying its traditions to a wider range of products, and at a larger scale than ever before.
Canned meats have, right or wrong, developed a reputation as a substandard product, made with the cheapest cuts and leftover trimmings, packed with preservatives. That is of course a false assumption, and one Keystone Meats works to change consumer perception about.
On Jan. 30, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order (EO) intended to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses. The EO directs federal agencies to repeal at least two regulations for every new regulation.
The food industry spends billions of dollars to address the issues raised by the estimated number of illnesses and deaths attributed to a pathogen or allergen. The predictions and statistics these agencies provide and use are truly critical.
For 31 years, Thomas Shelton has watched Case Farms grow from two employees (counting himself) and zero plants to approximately 3,200 employees, four processing plants, one further-processing plant, three feed mills and four hatcheries in Ohio and North Carolina today.
Check out the April 2017 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring our cover story on the Animal Agriculture Alliance, the importance of the feather in the poultry production process, and much more!