Meat and Poultry Industry News

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


Foster Farms remains committed to Salmonella prevalence level below 5%

Foster Farms has maintained an average Salmonella prevalence level of two percent for the last nine consecutive months.
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McDonald's reports fourth quarter and full year 2014 results

Global comparable sales decreased 1.0% for the year, reflecting negative guest traffic in all major segments.
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USDA proposes tougher food safety standards for chicken and turkey

New federal standards would reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings.
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AdvancePierre Foods to acquire wholesale and manufacturing operations of Landshire Inc.

Highly strategic acquisition provides new product capabilities and additional sandwich and bakery capacity.
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Nebraska reaches $1 billion in beef exports in 2014

The benchmark sets a new record for the state.
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Quizno’s names new president/CEO

Most recently, Doug Pendergast served as president/CEO of the Krystal Co.
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Hain Pure Protein expands Panera Bread partnership

The company will supply Plainville Farms turkey breast meat raised without antibiotics to Panera Bread.
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Florida State Seminoles, Grillman's announce partnership

FSU football, baseball, and other venues to serve Grillman’s products in 2015 seasons.
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Educational program announced for the 2015 Food Safety Summit

Registration and full conference program now available at
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Golden State Foods announces recent promotion

Newly appointed advancement brings additional expertise to GSF’s global financial opportunities.
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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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