Analyzing what goes into and onto products to make them function properly for end consumers.


In search of the right spice

Spices and seasonings can make meats safer and more nutritious, but incorporating ingredients that won’t compromise the sensory appeal of proteins remains a stumbling block.
Proteins that can enhance health and wellness are becoming more valuable shopper magnets.
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Breakfast protein: Dawn of a new era

It is a new day for breakfast meats as greater shopper interest in convenience and wellness triggers sales increases and product launches.
While the traditional eggs and starches such as pancakes and waffles remain popular, more consumers are making meats key meal components as they seek options that are healthy, novel, tasty and convenient.
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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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March 2015

The March 2015 issue of NP features: Ingredients: In search of the right spice; Packaging: Will solvent-based continuous printing expire?; and a new column, Get Real with Beef: Regionality brings out the best.
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Independent Processor


February 2015

The February issue of IP features cover story: The great speckled bird. 

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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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