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Oscar Mayer, UW-River Falls: partners in animal care

The unique collaboration between Oscar Mayer and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls takes animal handling and welfare to another level.
July 2, 2014
When Oscar Mayer began consulting with Dr. Kurt Vogel, assistant professor of livestock welfare and behavior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), on animal care and welfare initiatives a couple years ago, little did anyone know where the road would ultimately lead for the two parties.
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Independent Thoughts

Keeping a good thing going

June 4, 2014
In this issue of Independent Processor, we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of two institutions in the meat industry.
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Cover Story | Dietz & Watson

Dietz & Watson’s diamond anniversary

After 75 years, this Philadelphia institution has become one of the top deli manufacturers in the country.
June 4, 2014
Almost 100 years ago, a German sausage maker came to the United States in search of a better life for himself and his family.
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COVER STORY | 2014 PROCESSOR OF THE YEAR

2014 Processor of the Year: Link Snacks Inc. is runnin' wild

The manufacturer of Jack Link's Beef Jerky has built its meat-snacks business into a global empire in a few short decades — with a significant boost in last five years.
June 1, 2014
You should never mess with Sasquatch. Unless, of course, he’s your spokes…creature
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Q&A with Brian Pitera of Link Snacks Inc.

COO discusses what European acquisition means to Jack Link's Beef Jerky brand.
May 15, 2014
Andy Hanacek, sat down with Brian Pitera, Chief Operating Officer for Link Snacks Inc. to discuss the company's growing brand portfolio.
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Cover Story

Case Farms: Protect people, protect quality

Case Farms’ dedication to worker safety shines brightly through the operational improvements and low turnover rate at its Goldsboro, N.C., processing facility.
May 4, 2014
Processors who focus on worker safety by investing in innovation have seen improvement in key workforce metrics as their employees feel as though their well-being is respected by management and important to company success.
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Cover Story | Stemmler's Meats

From our family to yours

Stemmler’s Meats provides Ontario families with healthy, locally sourced food.
April 4, 2014
Located about an hour west of Toronto, Heidelberg, Ontario, is a small town that is ideal for people looking to get away from the big city or visit a local farmer’s market.
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Q&A with Fred Ruiz, Ruiz Foods

March 28, 2014
In conjunction with the March 2014 cover story, Andy Hanacek, Editor-in-chief, sits down with Fred Ruiz, Co-founder, Ruiz Foods, to discuss the history of Ruiz Foods and its developing future.
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‘Back to the Future’ with Ruiz Foods

Ruiz Foods celebrates 50 years of success in 2014 and has taken a page from its history to rekindle the innovative spirit that had carried it in the past.
March 16, 2014
When assessing the future, sometimes it makes sense to return to your roots — trace back your history to understand from whence you came, to see where you might go in the future. Sometimes
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Ruiz Foods' continued commitment to community

An exclusive business strategies podcast
March 10, 2014
Kim Ruiz Beck, chairman of Dinuba, Calif.-based Ruiz Foods, discusses the growth of the commitment of the frozen Mexican foods manufacturer to its community, in conjunction with its celebration of 50 years in business.
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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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July 2014

Check out the July 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring the 2014 Burger Report and much more!

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June 2014

Check out the June 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on Dietz & Watson's 75th anniversary and much more!

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