While turkey remains the dominant center of the plate protein for Thanksgiving, consumption of such alternatives as pork, lamb, beef and chicken are on the upswing as more consumers seek variety, novelty and affordability when preparing for seasonal gatherings.
Sales of cooking sauces, pasta sauces and marinades grew 12 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to Chicago-based Mintel International’s Cooking and Pasta Sauces, Marinades – US report from December 2015.
The use of antimicrobial and antioxidant ingredients is growing in meat and poultry products because of the need for longer and more dependable shelf life along with increasing the safety of food products.
Sixty-two percent of nearly 1,600 chefs surveyed for the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot 2016 Culinary Forecast named barbecue a perennial favorite in 2016, making it one of the top three leading perennial favorites in restaurants.
The October 2016 issue of The National Provisioner features our cover story on 25 icons from the past 25 years of the meat and poultry industry, our annual State of the Industry reports, and much more.