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Farm to Plate: Proposed child-labor rules would destroy family farming

May 22, 2012
In communities across our nation, no tradition runs deeper from generation to generation than that of working on a family farm. By working alongside their parents, grandparents and neighbors, young people learn important life skills and values — the values of hard work, personal responsibility and perseverance.
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History repeats itself!

May 22, 2012
It’s hard to fathom that the use of ammonium hydroxide, a technology that has been thoroughly evaluated by regulatory authorities and found to be acceptable for food use, is suddenly under such vicious attack.
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Testing the tester, part 2

May 22, 2012
In my column last month (“USDA policies drag down processors who ‘test and find’, The National Provisioner, March 2012), I discussed how current FSIS policy (which invariably reacts critically to any positive testing results) discourages companies from aggressively testing to find pathogens in their products.
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Beefing up with protein

May 22, 2012
Meat processors cannot ignore the fact that non-animal-based protein ingredients are gaining steam in terms of protein content and quality.
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FSIS beef sampling: It’s not all about the non-O157 STEC

May 22, 2012
The focus by most of us this year has been on implementation of the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) non-O157 STEC sampling, currently scheduled to begin for beef trim on June 4th.
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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

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 Independent Processor, with a special profile of Stemmler's Meats!

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