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Russian official claims U.S., Canadian beef permanently out of Russia

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The country will be replacing U.S. and Canadian beef and pork with meat from India and China.
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Poultry industry recognizes 96 poultry facilities for outstanding safety performance

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The annual safety awards were presented during the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry.
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Doc's Amazing Low Fat Chicken Sausages certified by American Heart Association

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Now available at Whole Foods Markets in northern California.
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Ball Park Brand teams up with Destination America and Discovery Digital Networks' Patrick Norton in search of America's Finest Grill Master

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Program features a nationwide contest to win America’s finest grill, in addition to the launch of a three-part web series with Patrick Norton and mobile sampling tour featuring Park's Finest frankfurters.
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Four Rancho Feeding employees indicted

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The four were charged with distribution of adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.
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FDA reports positive trends in antimicrobial resistance

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System 2011 Executive Report.
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U.S. hide, skin and leather industry exports $1.43 billion of product in first half of 2014

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Export values are 6.7% above 2013 levels.
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New CEO of Aberdeen beef plant working on 5-year plan for facility

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Goal is to employ nearly 600 people while processing up to 1,000 head of cattle per day.
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Whole Foods’ decision to sell rabbit meat greeted by protests

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Retailer cites growing consumer demand in making the decision to sell rabbit meat.
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Golden State Foods acquires New Zealand salad manufacturer

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The acquisition of Snap Fresh Foods includes two facilities in New Zealand that service that region as well as export to China.
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Optimizing the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Application on Meat & Poultry

6/11/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas
There are several intervention options available to processors for antimicrobial application, many of which can result in a cleaner label. Spraying antimicrobials on the product or into product packages is a newer technology that is gaining rapid acceptance. This webinar will take a close look at using spray technology to apply antimicrobials and help attendees determine if it is the best intervention method for their operations. Read More

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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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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, with features on dinner trends, wastewater management, and much more!

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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on meat industry lobbying, the Independent Processor of the Year, and more!

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