Articles by Sam Gazdziak

Hillshire Brands to close Alabama plant

April 9, 2014
The closure will cut roughly 1,100 jobs by Dec. 30.
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Poultry groups comment on NLRB proposed “Quickie Election” rules

April 9, 2014
The poultry industry comments identify 23 issues with the proposed rule.
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Independent Thoughts

The ethical omnivore

April 4, 2014
If almost 10 years of writing about the meat industry has done anything for me, it’s made me more immune to the common tactics used to turn people away from eating meat.
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Cover Story | Stemmler's Meats

From our family to yours

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.
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The 2014 Bacon Report: Bacon goes ‘boutique’

With bacon’s popularity, there are plenty of processors thinking outside the box and creating unique bacon products that complement the standard, beloved pork belly.
March 25, 2014
Not all bacon is created equal. Sure, the consumer love affair with bacon shows no sign of relenting, so any bacon product that reaches the marketplace stands at least a decent chance of finding an audience.
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New ‘Cardinal’ rule

Cardinal Meat Specialists adopts new slogan of “You CAN with Cardinal,” as it adds to its already impressive portfolio.
March 3, 2014
Despite its standing as one of Canada’s top meat processors and one of the most technologically savvy processors in North America, Cardinal Meat Specialists has never rested on its laurels.
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2014 Outlook: Where there’s a WIB, there’s a way

Good help may not be that hard to find after all, thanks to Workforce Investment Boards.
February 6, 2014
All too often, government is seen as the “bad guy,” and the argument is not without merit.
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A cow in the kitchen

February 5, 2014
When I was 7 or 8 years old, my favorite reading material included Ranger Rick magazines, comic books and some of my mom’s Hardy Boys books — pretty innocent stuff.
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Investing in the future

Internships can provide valuable experience.
February 4, 2014
One of the challenges that the meat industry routinely faces is finding enough capable employees.
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2014 Outlook: Be flexible

Small processors have unique opportunities to provide exactly what the consumer wants.
February 4, 2014
Another year brings new opportunities to capitalize upon the ever-changing consumer trends.
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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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Check out the April 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, with features on animal welfare, sanitation programs, and much more!

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April 2014

Check out the April 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with a special profile of Stemmler's Meats!

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