A part of every trip I take for Independent Processor is the gamble that I can actually find the meat company in question, armed with my notoriously lousy sense of direction and a GPS that occasionally thinks I’ve driven off the road when I’m on an interstate.
In recent years, livestock producers, family farms and Attorneys General offices in the dominant agricultural states have been alarmed with the aggressive pursuit of the U.S. meat packers by foreign investors.
As a meat scientist, I try to be precise in referring to beef cuts. But at the same time, I must be aware of the alternative names for those cuts which may have historical, regional or marketing significance.
In 1998 the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods defined a CCP as “a step at which control can be applied and is essential to prevent or eliminate a food safety hazard or reduce it to an acceptable level.”
The November 2015 issue of The National Provisioner features our cover on Bo Jackson and his food distribution company, VEJ Holdings LLC (be sure to check out the exclusive video Q&As), the 2016 Consumer Trends Report, and much more!