Special Reports

What to expect from next year’s RMC event

A conversation with Dean Pringle, 2015 RMC Chair
July 17, 2014
Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, recently attended the American Meat Science Association’s 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Q&A with Sarah Crowley, Kayem Foods, on new chicken burger line

al fresco's Gourmet Chicken Grillers add new tastes to burger marketplace.
July 14, 2014
Kayem Foods’ al fresco brand may be best known for its chicken sausages, but the brand has expanded into a line of frozen chicken burger patties as well.
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The future of AMSA

Q&A with Brad Morgan, senior food safety and enhancement specialist, Zoetis and AMSA President
July 10, 2014
In this Q&A at the conference, Andy talks to incoming AMSA president Brad Morgan about what to expect from AMSA during his term and how the association works with supplier members to round out its expertise and research capabilities.
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Full fat foods in a healthy diet

A National Provisioner Podcast
July 7, 2014
Gregory Bloom, contributor to The National Provisioner and Independent Processor, sat down with investigative journalist Nina Teicholz, who reveals that everything we know about dietary fats may be wrong.
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2014 Burger Report: Movin’ on up

Burgers continue to get the upscale treatment, giving consumers a wide variety of product options and price points to enjoy an All-American classic.
July 2, 2014
Think of a hamburger, and you typically imagine a patty of ground beef on a bun, maybe with some cheese or ketchup for garnish.
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Cooking & Chilling Report

Keeping up with cook/chill technologies

Advancement in cooking and chilling technologies continues to meet the varied demands of protein processors and end users.
July 2, 2014
Cook and chill technologies affect products as small as individual airline entrees to 2,000-pound batches of meats for casino commissaries to luncheon meats for school and hospital commissaries.
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American Meat Science Association’s 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference

A Provisioner TV Video
July 2, 2014
A conversation with Loni Woolley, AMSA student board president
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Market Snapshot

U.S. pork market snapshot: Production acceleration expected

June 5, 2014
Annual pork production has made meager gains for much of the last two years.
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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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Natural and organic meat in the marketplace

A conversation with Mary Pat Anders of Midan Marketing
May 30, 2014
A conversation with Mary Pat Anders of Midan Marketing
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