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Schmacon: Smoked & Cured Glazed Beef Slices

Duration: 13.0 mins

Andy Hanacek, Editor-in-chief, recently sat down with Howard Bender, CEO of Schmaltz Products, to discuss the  company's newest product — Schmacon — which was the talk of the Restaurant Show floor in Chicago earlier this year. In fact, the product received a Food and Beverage Innovations award from The National Restaurant Association, and it now stands on the precipice of a national roll-out. 

Butterball Foodservice chimes in on burger trends

Duration: 11.0 mins

Richie Jenkins, senior director of marketing for Butterball Foodservice, offers insight into the burger market and how his company's turkey burgers fit into the macro marketplace that is experiencing an "upscaling" of offerings.

Full fat foods in a healthy diet

Duration: 6.0 mins

Gregory Bloom, contributor to The National Provisioner and Independent Processor, sat down with investigative journalist Nina Teicholz, who reveals that everything we know about dietary fats may be wrong.

Q&A with Brian Pitera of Links Snacks

Duration: 6.0 mins
Andy Hanacek, sat down with Brian Pitera, Chief Operating Officer for Links Snacks, to discuss the company's growing brand portfolio.

A conversation with Rick Stott, CEO of Superior Farms

Duration: 8.0 mins
Independent Processor Editor in Chief Sam Gazdziak speaks with Rick Stott, CEO of Superior Farms, about the company's new facility in Dixon, California.

Former Washington Redskin Mark Moseley talks about his work with Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Duration: 6.0 mins
Independent Processor Editor-in-Chief Sam Gazdziak caught up with Moseley at the recent NAMA Management Conference, where Moseley delivered the keynote address.

New Tyson pork products Q&A with Kent Harrison

Duration: 8.0 mins
Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, sits down with Kent Harrison, vice president of Marketing & Premium Programs for Tyson Fresh Meats, to discuss two additions to Tyson's seasoned, marinated pork product lines.

Butterball COO Joe Nalley, on Carthage facility, Rod Brenneman's influence on strategy

Duration: 8.0 mins
Butterball chief operating officer Joe Nalley discusses the Carthage, Mo., facility and CEO Rod Brenneman's influence on the company, with editor-in-chief Andy Hanacek.

How Not to Sell

Duration: 9.0 mins
Gregory Bloom, The Protein Pro, talks with Editor Sam Gazdziak, about innovative sales approaches for protein producers.

Q&A with Chris Anderson, Meyer Natural Foods, at Meyer Ranch in Montana

Duration: 9.0 mins
Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, discusses Meyer Ranch and naturally raised cattle with Chris Anderson, director of marketing for Meyer Natural Foods, while on the first-ever media tour at the ranch near Helmville, Mt.



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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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