The news headlines of the past year have been dominated by upheaval and uncertainty, but the stories surrounding the meat and poultry industry were more positive. Those stories were a part of the largely positive response from the industry to this year’s annual Top 100 Processors Report.
It was a tight race to the final day, but after the clock ticked to Aug. 1, 2017, and voting ended, Smithfield Foods’ hometown plant — the Smithfield, Va., processing facility — stood as the winner of The National Provisioner’s 2017 Plant of the Year award.
In 2014, we were asked to consider and address the fact that many people in Malawi, particularly women and children, are anemic and lack iron in their diets. One of the main reasons for the lack of iron in people’s diet is lack of a sustainable and readily available source of protein.
While U.S. markets last year benefited from a drought in Brazil that affected the country’s corn and soybean production, this year’s projections are for record crops that will affect 2018 markets. Current projections call for a continued excess supply of both corn and soybeans.
More than 850 students, scientists and industry professionals from 11 countries gathered June 18-21 at the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) in College Station, Texas.
Sausage benefits today as a platform for consumers’ desire for more protein, indulgence in moderation and strong flavors. It’s also seeing growth from an unlikely source — the clean-label, health crowd.