Meat and Poultry Industry News

The latest business news and analysis of interest to the protein-processing industry.


Mechanically tenderized beef soon to require labels in Canada

July 22, 2014
These regulations will come into force as of August 21, 2014.
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Two large chicken farms planned for Delaware county

July 21, 2014
The chickens would be processed by Mountaire Farms and Perdue.
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Hain Celestial acquires remainder of Hain Pure Protein

July 21, 2014
The purchase price of HPP was $40 million.
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200 pounds of misbranded grilled chicken products recalled

July 21, 2014
The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
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USDA proposes rule to ensure retailers can track sources of ground meats

July 17, 2014
Agency says requirements would help enhance consumer protection.
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IPPE selected for 2015 Dept. of Commerce International Buyer Program

July 17, 2014
The program brings trade delegations together from around the world and helps match international attendees with American suppliers.
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Springer Mountain Farms teams with bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent for live CD, concert special

July 17, 2014
Springer Mountain Farms supports D&V's first LIVE "made for television" performance airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and CD/DVD recording.
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Hormel releases promising results from Project SPAMMY

July 15, 2014
SPAMMY was tailored to meet the specific micronutrient needs of children in Guatemala based on findings from earlier research conducted by Hormel.
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Pork 101 program to offer insights into the pork industry

July 15, 2014
PORK 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health.
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Superior Farms hosts Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

July 15, 2014
National Lamb Feeders Association brings annual event to California.
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Optimizing the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Application on Meat & Poultry

Contact: Adam Thomas
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




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