To take its food-safety program to the next level, Marcho Farms replaced its traditional trim-testing program with an innovative, comprehensive carcass-testing program — a proactive tactic in the war against E. coli.
In the meat industry, one might consider Wayne Marcho, founder of Marcho Farms, to be a trailblazer, as he has had a long history of investment into doing “what’s right” by the company and its consumers — the most recent evidence occurring when its continuous-improvement efforts were turned toward its already-strong food-safety record.
Early this summer, Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner checked in with Chef Christopher Hansen, corporate executive chef at OSI Group, to get his thoughts on some of the trends driving meat and poultry culinary strategies, and how his company was responding to some of these big-picture targets.
Consumer demand for organic and antibiotic-free chicken has grown tremendously, and Foster Farms plans to lead in bringing those products to the conventional marketplace and educating consumers on their attributes.
AdvancePierre Foods has used its new, culture-defining continuous-improvement program to drive bottom-line growth, fire on all cylinders and make targeted acquisitions as a uniquely positioned sandwich manufacturer and protein processor.
When John Simons began his stint as president and CEO of AdvancePierre Foods on Sept. 30, 2013, he saw the potential of the company he’d just been tapped to lead, as well as the challenges that lay ahead of the management team he began to assemble.
In conjunction with our 2015 Processor of the Year story, Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner, traveled to Enid, Okla., to tour and visit AdvancePierre Foods’ Enterprise facility.
After a fire destroyed a significant portion of its processing space in March 2014, Hillshire Brands’ Storm Lake, Iowa, plant (now owned by Tyson Foods) charged ahead, rebuilt and got back to processing turkeys in less than a year.
In October 2014, Certified Angus Beef LLC reported its eighth consecutive year of record sales of its Certified Angus Beef brand — and the 10th consecutive fiscal year that the brand had achieved year-over-year growth.
Check out the September 2015 issue of The National Provisioner, which includes our cover story on Marcho Farms' carcass-testing program, a Q&A with the 2015 Plant of the Year Winner, Rastelli Foods, and much more!