Covering the processing of the wide variety of chicken products.


Food safety is key — and critical

Food safety is key, and it is critical,” said Dr. Sarah Birkhold, manager of technical services, Nestle Purina PetCare, while speaking to attendees at USPOULTRY’s 2014 Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar in Nashville, Tenn.
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Poultry groups question OSHA citations at Wayne Farms Alabama facility

OSHA’s accusations of wrongdoing lack evidence and are simply unfounded, groups claim.
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Poultry Perspectives

Controlling Salmonella: advancements made, challenges ahead

The poultry industry in the United States and globally has been faced with many challenges over the years in the continued process of economically producing safe, wholesome products for a wide range of consumer needs.
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Expert panel examines video from N.C. broiler farm

Calls for farmer to implement a twice-daily bird health monitoring program.
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National Chicken Council responds to NY Times article on chicken farm

Calls the problems shown in the NYT article and accompanying video "mismanagement."
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Cover Story

GNP Company: Innovation, to be continued

Expect more of the same innovation and industry leadership from GNP Company, even with a leadership change this fall.
Mike Helgeson has had a long career in the poultry industry — more than 40 years in the business, with 21 of those as the CEO of St. Cloud, Minn.-based GNP Company.
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Exclusive Q&As with GNP Company executives

Andy Hanacek talks with Mike Helgeson, retired CEO of GNP Company, about how the company transitioned with The Maschoffs acquisition.
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Poultry producers say 'Waters of U.S.' rule would significantly burden operations

The rule extends the authority and jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act and will confound practical implementation, and should be withdrawn.
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Foster Farms discusses Salmonella reduction through data management

Presentation at National Delmarva Meeting details internal data analysis program to ensure consistent low incidence.
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National Chicken Council elects 2014-2015 Officers

Jerry Lane of Claxton Poultry installed as Chairman.
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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


Eastern National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

Wyalusing, PA
United States
The Eastern National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest will be hosted by Cargill in Wyalusing, PA. Read More


American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

Omaha, NE
United States
The American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest will be hosted by Nebraska Beef in Omaha, NE. Read More


International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

Dakota City, NE
United States
The International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest will be hosted by Tyson Foods in Dakota City, NE. 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


December 2014

The December issue of NP features a cover story on the GNP Company, an article on animal welfare, the 2015 economic outlook, and so much more!


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Independent Processor


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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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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