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Fire destroys Pennsylvania packing plant

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The fire at Dayton Packing, located in Wayne Township, left the building a total loss.
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PMMI names new board, new members

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The PMMI membership elected three members to four-year terms on the PMMI Board of Directors.
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AMERIPEN elects 2014-15 Directors & Officers, adds Technical Advisory Group members

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The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment has announced the results of elections that took place at its 2014 Annual Meeting.
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Reuters reports poultry companies regularly feeding antibiotics to flocks

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National Chicken Council clarifies industry usage of antibiotics in separate statement.
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New article makes recommendations for combating obesity epidemic

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Balancing diet, physical activity key, says peer-reviewed paper.
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US Foods kicks off fall with new lineup of fan-friendly foods

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Trendy twists on old favorites are popular this season.
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USDA forecasts record corn, soybean harvests

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Corn farmers are expected to harvest nearly 14.4 billion bushels of corn, up from last year's 13.9 billion bushel record.
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New Mexico firm recalls beef jerky products produced without the benefit of inspection, misbranded

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The problem was discovered during an ongoing investigation into the establishment.
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Washington firm recalls pork sausage product due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

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The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the products’ label.
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Beef Checkoff provides toolkit for retailers

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The "Go Tasty, Go Lean" toolkit contains turnkey materials proven to drive beef sales and purchase intent.
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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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National Provisioner

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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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Independent Processor

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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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