Zoned for efficiency: The search for outstanding performance at the production level uncovers 11extraordinary teams under exemplary leadership to receive The NATIONAL PROVISIONER’s first annual salute to those who work in the trenches on behalf of the meat, poultry, and prepared foods industry.
INDUSTRY PROFILE- PAPA CANTELLA’S INC.
Gourmet Sausage Sensation: CA-based Papa Cantella’s is the brainchild of a passionate and indomitable entrepreneur who turned his personal taste for Italian-style stuffed meat into a regional rival.
INDUSTRY ISSUES- Avian Influenza
Live-bird Markets are Under the Microscope:As the United States battles new outbreaks of bird flu, the role and necessity of live-bird markets must be examined, Simon says .
IFFA PRE-SHOW REPORT- Germany Bound
The largest meat show in the world takes place May 15 through May 20 in Frankfurt.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - SOY- Versatile Ingredients
Today’s soy proteins perform numerous functions in meat and poultry products — without adding unpleasant off-flavors.
TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT- Better-for-you Breading
NEW PRODUCTS- Harvest Provisions Smokehouse Turkey Breast
FOOD SAFETY- Unmasking Food-Safety Threats
Fast and accurate detection tests for meat and poultry hazards are essential tools, as food safety remains a major concern among consumers, processors, and government.
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY- Cryogen’s Continuous Improvement
Liquid nitrogen has evolved from a novelty freezing idea to a preferred method. Recent advances now focus on improving the distribution process and production efficiency.
GLOVE REPORT- Hand protection 101
On the production line, time equals money. Selecting the proper protective glove can reduce the amount of time lost on the line from hand-related injuries.
FILMS & LABELS- Strong and Sophisticated
New films, labels, and labeling equipment are data-friendly and tough enough to withstand marketplace rigors.
PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY- Streamlining Microwave Packaging
Hurried consumers want convenience, simplicity, speed, and quality in heat-and-eat entrees. And no mess, please!
SUPPLIER MARKETPLACE- Performance Wrap Up
CORPORATE PROFILE- Trench Technology
TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHTS- Weigh to Go
INDEX- Ad Index