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September 2014

Check out the September 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring the 2014 Plant of the Year winner, and much more!

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Day-Lee Foods ushers in a new ‘Day’

Day-Lee Foods’ Processed Foods Division is in the throes of a multi-phase revitalization that gives the frozen-foods manufacturer more flexibility and a positive outlook for future growth.
By Andy Hanacek
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Inspirational quotes about being proactive are a dime a dozen
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Guest Commentary

Top-class beef advocacy training

By Suzanne Strassburger, CEO of Strassburger Meats
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I completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program in 2010 as part of my journey to promote everything about the meat industry.
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Slicing Technology

Slicing finesse

Part of The National Provisioner’s 2014 Deli Report
By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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The slicing quality of meat and poultry items can be a feature used to appeal to consumers.
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Deli Report

The deli department cleans up its act

Gluten-free, nitrate-free, GMO-free, fat-free — today’s consumers want to find less at the deli than ever before.
By Sam Gazdziak
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It should come as no surprise to anyone who has paid attention to shopper trends, but consumers are looking to shop healthier at the deli.
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Worker safety: a safe bet

Meat and poultry operators that focus on worker safety and wellness are in position to reap huge paybacks in performance and productivity.
By Richard Mitchell
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Worker safety is a key element in an effective meat and poultry processing operation
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2014 Plant of the Year Award

2014 Plant of the Year: Case Farms, Goldsboro, N.C.

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It was another whirlwind year of travel and plant visits for The National Provisioner’s editorial team — and wow, the stories we were fortunate to tell!
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Food Safety

Clean from the inside out

Processors ask for CIP systems that use fewer chemicals and less water.
By Megan Pellegrini
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It’s hard to imagine Clean-in-Place systems without the, well, cleaning agents.
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Guest Packaging Column

Next-generation robotics for meat manufacturers

By Tom Egan, PMMI
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According to a recent study from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the number of manufacturing locations using robots has more than tripled since 2008
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Fight for Food Safety

FSIS’ sights set on Salmonella

By Shawn K. Stevens
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In recent years, we have made tremendous strides reducing the prevalence of E. coli O157:H7 in our meat supply
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Poultry Perspectives

Legal battle continues over waterway, drainage jurisdiction

By Paul Bredwell, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
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A quick search on the Internet reveals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed roughly 2,800 new regulations since 2009, when the current administration took office
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Packaging Technology

The microwave’s influence on packaging trends

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As plastics have become more and more common in packaging, concerns have arisen about their ability to compromise the quality and safety of products.
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Market Snapshot: U.S. Beef

Prices booming, production declining

By Jim Chappelow, ITR Economics
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Annual Beef Production is down 2.2 percent from one year ago.
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