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Our team of editors and contributors offer thought-provoking opinions, trends, and essential information for the protein-processing industry.

History repeats itself!

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

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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Who's Your Daddy?

The recent outbreak in Europe of E. coli has, as one would expect, created fears and trepidation in a world of already weary consumers.
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Can an island survive a tsunami?

In recent months and years we all have seen the devastation a tsunami wave can have on an island. On June 16-18, I had the opportunity to attend the American Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention and Suppliers Exposition at the Peppermill Resort and Casino in Reno.
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Anyone can cook

With help For me, as a parent, family movie night means I'm watching one Disney cartoon or another. On the rare occasion when we don't get stuck with some princess movie the girls feel like watching, the parents get to pick out something. Recently, we picked "Ratatouille."


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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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March 2015

The March 2015 issue of NP features: Ingredients: In search of the right spice; Packaging: Will solvent-based continuous printing expire?; and a new column, Get Real with Beef: Regionality brings out the best.
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February 2015

The February issue of IP features cover story: The great speckled bird. 

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