Meat and Poultry Industry News

The latest business news and analysis of interest to the protein-processing industry.


IPPE breaks record: estimated 30,000 registrants and 1,288 exhibitors

Exhibitors demonstrated the latest innovations in equipment, supplies and services.
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North American Meat Institute holds inaugural Board of Directors Meeting at 2015 IPPE

Eight new board officers announced during meeting.
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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson announces retirement

The Board has elected Steve Easterbrook to replace Thompson as President and CEO.
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Beefing up your Super Bowl party

Avian influenza found in Foster Farms turkey farm

A confirmed case of highly pathogenic bird flu has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County, California.
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Tyson Foods to create 500 jobs at Georgia poultry plant

The capital improvement project is valued at more than $110 million.
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USPOULTRY recognizes John Starkey as Industry Workhorse of the Year

The honor is given annually in recognition of dedicated service and valuable leadership given to the Association and poultry industry.
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National Chicken Council urges passage of Trade Promotion Authority

The position of U.S. international trade negotiators is strengthened as they continue to move forward with new agreements, NCC says.
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New York firm recalled sausages due to misbranding, undeclared allergens

The products contained soy, milk, wheat, and sulfites.
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Americans to eat 1.25 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl

Fans choose sides: Ranch hands blue cheese third consecutive defeat in poll
With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us – Super Bowl Sunday – there's no hotter time of year for chicken wings, which have become a staple food on Super Bowl menus.
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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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National Provisioner


January 2015

The first NP issue of 2015 features January's cover story: Certified Angus Beef; as well as How to Respond to a Food Crisis, Pep in Poultry’s Step, and so much more!

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December 2014

The December issue of IP features cover story: A full Haus, Mike Sloan’s award-winning bratwursts draw visitors to the Hermann Wurst Haus by the thousands.

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The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

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A complete reference guide to supplies. Go to NP's Sourcebook now to check out the latest and greatest in the meat and poultry processing business.


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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.