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Butterball Foodservice chimes in on burger trends

A National Provisioner Podcast
July 8, 2014
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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June 23, 2014
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.
June 2, 2014
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.
June 1, 2014
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

May 29, 2014
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.
May 6, 2014
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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Cover Story

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.
May 4, 2014
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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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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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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