Meat and Poultry Processing

Covering a wide scope of technologies and operations strategies driving protein plants.


Automated deboning systems: a financial boon for poultry processors?

The driving forces for automation adoption in any production/manufacturing environment are constantly changing, but the metric is usually bottom-line cost.
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Attention to detail pays off in hide removal

Quality hide removal begins with making sure the process is done as sanitarily as possible, and in today’s world, as efficiently as possible.
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Intelligent cutting 2.0: Rebuilding the poultry deboning robot

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) recently completed the second year of a three-year project to rebuild their Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System
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Protein Problem Solver

Putting the sizzle back in bacon

Cooking bacon in a spiral convection oven provides compelling advantages over linear microwave ovens.
As the world’s appetite for bacon dramatically increased over the last few years, processors adopted a newer, faster technology for processing in high volumes
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Prospering from deer and game seasons

Adding on new business while continuing existing operations can be a challenge.
For those who handle deer and other wild game products, deer season can be the busiest time of the year.
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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.
Worker safety is a key element in an effective meat and poultry processing operation
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Slicing Technology

Slicing finesse

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

Wastewater systems: Save water, save costs

Many processors are utilizing new technologies to clean and recycle their wastewater.
This spring, a Cargill pork plant in Ottumwa, Iowa, accidently released 20,000 gallons of untreated wastewater (because of a control panel malfunction) into the Des Moines River until a backup pump began operating.
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Protein Problem Solver

Immunological castration unlocks value for sustainable pork supply chain

Rising input costs, disease outbreaks, trade restrictions and channel customer mandates have challenged the pork supply chain in recent years to work harder to remain profitable
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Exclusive: Ruiz Foods’ new South Carolina plant dedication, groundbreaking

Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, attended the dedication and groundbreaking ceremony for Ruiz Foods’ Florence, S.C., processing facility, July 15, 2014.
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Food Plant of the Future: Raising the Bar on Plant Air Quality

Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.

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FSNS Microbiology & Food Safety Course

Phoenix, AZ
United States
The Microbiology & Food Safety course provides the fundamentals of food microbiology and an understanding of how microorganisms can be controlled in a food processing environment. Read More


Industrial Refrigeration Workshop

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park Hotel
Charlotte, MI
United States


Anuga FoodTec

Anuga FoodTec is the most important driving force of the international food and beverage industry. Read More


Thermal Processing of Ready-To-Eat Meat Products

The Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Road
Columbus, OH
United States
Contact: Lynn Knipe


The Essential Guide to ERP Solutions for Meat Processors - White Paper by CDC Software

10 Essential ERP Features For Meat Processors Running the right ERP solution can streamline your processing and packaging operations, expedite recalls, and accurately predict yields and cost products. This practical guide links many of the unique business processes for the meat industry to specific ERP software capabilities. Avoid the pitfalls of running the wrong ERP application for your business.



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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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October 2014

Check out the October 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring our annual State of the Industry reports!

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Independent Processor

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October 2014

Check out the October 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on private labels, and the newest bacon trends!

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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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