Going beyond being a breakfast staple, this protein has a cult following.


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Atkins diet-friendly breakfast sandwiches hit the market

Atkins Nutritionals Inc. has launched Atkins Breakfast Sandwiches
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Wright Brand Bacon returns as World Bacon Championship sponsor

The World Food Championships announced a continued partnership with Wright Brand Bacon as the title sponsor for the Bacon World Championship.
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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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Bacon gains paleo appeal

Whether it’s for taste, health or diet reasons, consumers are flocking to Pederson’s Natural Farms products.
Bacon gets a lot of love from consumers, and justifiably so
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Tickets on sale for Madison Bacon Festival, Nov. 1

Tickets on sale now exclusively at
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Nueske’s introduces new foodservice-oriented website

The website features an updated look, new recipe ideas, new product information sign-up, video content, and a portal accessible by Nueske’s distributors.
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Bacon-fueled motorcycle to go on cross-country ride

A motorcycle entirely powered by Hormel Black Label bacon grease will take a bacon-loving rider across the country to find people with similar passions.
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Bacon fellowship to be celebrated in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison Bacon Festival, a Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Event, will take place on November 1, 2014 at the Alliant Energy Center.
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Oscar Mayer gives support to unsung bacon… and Bacon

Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon announced a campaign to get Emmy-Award-winning composer Michael Bacon the most Twitter followers in the Bacon family.
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The 2014 Bacon Report: Bacon goes ‘boutique’

With bacon’s popularity, there are plenty of processors thinking outside the box and creating unique bacon products that complement the standard, beloved pork belly.
Not all bacon is created equal. Sure, the consumer love affair with bacon shows no sign of relenting, so any bacon product that reaches the marketplace stands at least a decent chance of finding an audience.
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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

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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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