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Packaging Technology

The savvy form/fill/seal shopper

Buying the right form/fill/seal system depends on attention to detail.
July 9, 2014
With film-based packaging (bags, peelable pouches, vacuum packs, zipper packs, etc.) having become so popular for meat, poultry and seafood products, upgrading or adding a packaging line often involves a form/fill/seal (FFS) machine.
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Measuring and communicating sustainability initiatives

A National Provisioner Podcast
June 18, 2014
Bill Gill, assistant vice president, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods, discusses how manufacturers can use metrics to communicate their sustainability story to their customers, consumers and stakeholders.
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Packaging Technology

Casings offer a compelling packaging ‘case’

June 13, 2014
If you made a list of packaging types where you are most likely to see the most interesting ideas, I would wager casings would be nowhere near the top.
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Protein Problem Solver: Demand spurs need for new chub-packaging line

May 14, 2014
Founded in 1979, Blue Ridge Beef manufactures raw pet food from its two facilities in North Carolina and Georgia.
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Packaging Technology

Reclosable packaging options expand

May 13, 2014
Reclosability ranks as a popular value-added feature for meat, poultry and seafood packaging.
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Protein Problem Solver

Shrimp processor improves package seal quality, significantly reduces leakers

April 12, 2014
Van Roey is one of Belgium’s major processors of high-quality shrimp.
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Packaging Technology

Weighing in on production flow management

April 11, 2014
Weighing and labeling technology has become so much more than the name implies
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PACK EXPO East shifts dates to accommodate exhibitor demand

April 2, 2014
PACK EXPO East 2015 will take place Feb. 16–18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
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Two trends driving meat and poultry packaging innovation

March 25, 2014
Andy Hanacek and Tom Egan, vice president, Industry Services, for PMMI, discuss the emergence of innovation in meat and poultry packaging and what factors are driving improvements in the products reaching consumers today.
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Protein Problem Solver

Gas mixers/analyzers reduce MAP costs, labor

March 14, 2014
Tulip Food Company is a leading Danish processed food producer.
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EVENTS

GLOBAL POUCH FORUM WEST & EXHIBITION

12/3/14
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Garden Grove (Anaheim), CA
United States
This event is for packaging and converting executives, directors, managers, engineers, sales and marketing professionals, as well as consumer packaged goods leaders. Read More

Anuga FoodTec

3/24/15
Germany
Anuga FoodTec is the most important driving force of the international food and beverage industry. Read More

DOCUMENTS AND FILES

The Essential Guide to ERP Solutions for Meat Processors - White Paper by CDC Software

April 5, 2011

10 Essential ERP Features For Meat Processors Running the right ERP solution can streamline your processing and packaging operations, expedite recalls, and accurately predict yields and cost products. This practical guide links many of the unique business processes for the meat industry to specific ERP software capabilities. Avoid the pitfalls of running the wrong ERP application for your 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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National Provisioner

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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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Independent Processor

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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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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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