Independent Processor

Serving small and midsize meat, poultry, and game processors.

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Stepping into social media

Anyone in the meat industry be an advocate.
By Sam Gazdziak
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At its best, social media can connect friends and family, keep people informed of breaking news and allow people to share their knowledge or experiences in bite-sized pieces.
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Practicing the art of Charcutería

New book details how to put a Spanish spin on sausage making.
By Sam Gazdziak
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One of the more recent trends to hit restaurants has been the rise in charcuterie, or the curing of meats like sausages or hams.
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Grass Roots Lobbying: How to have a voice for the industry in Washington D.C.

Establishing a personal relationship with representatives is a simple step that could have a big impact.
By Gregory Bloom, The Beef Pro
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For years, the North American Meat Association has held an annual Washington Conference, where attendees travel to Washington D.C. to meet with USDA officials as well as their Congressional representatives.
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Higher Education

Mizzou offers pathway to jobs in animal, food science industries

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The University of Missouri is unique in that the meat science faculty is split between the Animal Science and Food Science programs.
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Queen city Sausage: The Independent Processor of the Year

As one of Cincinnati’s last remaining meat companies, Queen City Sausage excels at giving back to the community.
By Sam Gazdziak
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In 1965, Queen City Sausage was a fledgling sausage company in Cincinnati, a city full of established, well-known processors.
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Processor's Perspective

The United States of Associations

By John Vatri
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They say you can’t have too much of good thing; however this does not seem to be the case with mergers and meat associations.
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Independent Thoughts

Celebrating difference

By Sam Gazdziak
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Having traveled all across North America during my professional career, I would guess that I’ve been in more supermarkets in more states then the average consumer
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Cordray's Corner

FSIS issues compliance guidelines for allergen control

By Dr. Joe Cordray
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Since 2008 there has been a sustained increase in the number of FSIS- regulated products that contain undeclared allergens.
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Queen City Sausage named 2014 Independent Processor of the Year

By Sam Gazdziak
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Cincinnati sausage processor given inaugural honor by Independent Processor magazine.


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Cordray's Corner

Repeat sales – A key to success

By Dr. Joe Cordray
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For any business one of the major keys to success is repeat sales
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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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September 2014

Check out the September 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring the 2014 Plant of the Year winner, and much more!

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Independent Processor

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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on meat industry lobbying, the Independent Processor of the Year, and more!

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