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Business Strategies

Dashboard dining: a permanent part of the American lifestyle

While dashboard dining may seem like a term that was heard more often at the beginning of this century, it nonetheless has become a lifestyle for more and more people through the years.
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Farm to Plate

Animal welfare, technology and time

Developing animal-welfare assurance programs is a process, but technology can help improve the results.
Humane handling and stunning audits have become a normal part of verification activities for quality assurance personnel at most North American slaughter establishments
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Independent Thoughts

Staying energized, staying positive

If you are looking to feel invigorated about the meat industry and about your business, I would highly recommend getting tickets for the next Meat Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony
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Poultry Perspectives

Legal battle continues over waterway, drainage jurisdiction

A quick search on the Internet reveals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed roughly 2,800 new regulations since 2009, when the current administration took office
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Guest Commentary

Top-class beef advocacy training

I completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program in 2010 as part of my journey to promote everything about the meat industry.
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Andy Hanacek and a group of BNP Media editors participate in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge.
Processor's Perspective

The United States of Associations

They say you can’t have too much of good thing; however this does not seem to be the case with mergers and meat associations.
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Independent Thoughts

Celebrating difference

Having traveled all across North America during my professional career, I would guess that I’ve been in more supermarkets in more states then the average consumer
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Cordray's Corner

FSIS issues compliance guidelines for allergen control

Since 2008 there has been a sustained increase in the number of FSIS- regulated products that contain undeclared allergens.
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Animal Welfare

Ensuring continuous improvement in animal welfare

Consumer concern for animal welfare is growing, and many producers have acted to assure retailers and customers of their commitment to raising animals well with a high regard for animal welfare
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Image Galleries


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

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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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