Articles by Pamela Accetta Smith

The National Provisioner's Top 100

May 26, 2009
Many of the companies in this year’s Top 100 listing have held leadership positions for several years. Interestingly enough, despite current economic conditions, the leaders are still leading, strong players
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Weighty matters

May 26, 2009
Processors and retailers running businesses on already-shrinking margins want to be as accurate as possible. The growing number of those processors getting into case-ready fresh meats must meet that fixed/net
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Production Technology: The thick of it

April 13, 2009
The skinny: A pork carcass is normally cut into different parts, known as cuts. These cuts are removed after the slaughtering, dehairing and chilling process has taken place. Each cut
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Glorious grillin'

April 13, 2009
Americans seem to be choosing the “fuss” over not fussing at all as our love affair with the grill continues to grow. In fact, according to the 19th Annual Weber
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Production Technology: To serve and protect

April 13, 2009
It comes as no surprise that most all food-processing plants are plagued by the proliferation of mold, fungi and bacteria. One of the primary breeding grounds for these dangerous microorganisms
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Germ Warfare: E. coli vaccine for cattle approved

March 25, 2009
Germ WarfareSponsored by DuPont Qualicon  A Minnesota company won federal support last month to become the first in the country to market an E. coli vaccine for cattle. Epitopix LLC was
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Research & Development: The perfect coat

March 13, 2009
Breaded and battered products continue to enjoy a high demand. To many poultry and some meat manufacturers, they offer opportunities for greater yields and entry into this high-demand product area.
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Packaging Technology: Case-ready roundup

March 13, 2009
Studies indicate that case-ready meat and poultry packaging is alive and well in retail supermarkets and club stores across the nation. In fact, according to an article in Packaging World
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Food Safety: Sanitizer misers

March 13, 2009
According to the “Principles of Food Sanitation,” by Norman G. Marriott and Robert B. Gravani, the optimal cleaning system in meat and poultry plants depends on the type of soil
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Food Safety: Micro matters

February 13, 2009
It’s true: Fast and accurate testing and analyzing of products take some of the guesswork out of meat and poultry processing. That said, among the most sought-after, testing-system attributes in
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