July 30, 2014
Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, attended the dedication and groundbreaking ceremony for Ruiz Foods’ Florence, S.C., processing facility, July 15, 2014.Read More
The unique collaboration between Oscar Mayer and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls takes animal handling and welfare to another level.
July 2, 2014
When Oscar Mayer began consulting with Dr. Kurt Vogel, assistant professor of livestock welfare and behavior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), on animal care and welfare initiatives a couple years ago, little did anyone know where the road would ultimately lead for the two parties.Read More
June 4, 2014
In this issue of Independent Processor, we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of two institutions in the meat industry.Read More
Cover Story | Dietz & Watson
After 75 years, this Philadelphia institution has become one of the top deli manufacturers in the country.
June 4, 2014
Almost 100 years ago, a German sausage maker came to the United States in search of a better life for himself and his family.Read More
COVER STORY | 2014 PROCESSOR OF THE YEAR
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…creatureRead More
COO discusses what European acquisition means to Jack Link's Beef Jerky brand.
May 15, 2014
Andy Hanacek, sat down with Brian Pitera, Chief Operating Officer for Link Snacks Inc. to discuss the company's growing brand portfolio.Read More
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.Read More
Cover Story | Stemmler's Meats
Stemmler’s Meats provides Ontario families with healthy, locally sourced food.
April 4, 2014
Located about an hour west of Toronto, Heidelberg, Ontario, is a small town that is ideal for people looking to get away from the big city or visit a local farmer’s market.Read More
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.Read More
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. SometimesRead More