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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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On Location: Beef marketplace Q&A at Certified Angus Beef conference

Mark McCully of Certified Angus Beef talks with Andy Hanacek
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Deli Report

The deli department cleans up its act

Gluten-free, nitrate-free, GMO-free, fat-free — today’s consumers want to find less at the deli than ever before.
It should come as no surprise to anyone who has paid attention to shopper trends, but consumers are looking to shop healthier at the deli.
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Day-Lee Foods ushers in a new ‘Day’

Day-Lee Foods’ Processed Foods Division is in the throes of a multi-phase revitalization that gives the frozen-foods manufacturer more flexibility and a positive outlook for future growth.
Inspirational quotes about being proactive are a dime a dozen
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Formulation Strategies

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.
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.
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

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

A National Provisioner Podcast
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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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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September 2014

Check out the September 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring the 2014 Plant of the Year winner, and much more!

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Independent Processor

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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on meat industry lobbying, the Independent Processor of the Year, and more!

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