In this highly competitive environment, traditional strategies such as raising wages have been minimally effective, forcing meat and poultry processing companies to look for creative approaches to recruit and retain workers.
From an animal welfare perspective, 2018 has been a relative continuation of the past few years. Many of the same challenges still exist, but many within the industry have made the choice to take the challenges head-on and find solutions that work for them.
There is growing interest in lamb especially among consumer segments targeted by the American Lamb Board’s communications programs (Millennials and thoughtful eaters). In addition, there are strong indications that the ALB messages are getting through to these target audiences.
The one thing certain in commodity markets is ambiguity. Ag Resource Company president Dan Basse, however, provided a bit of clarity and foresight at the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand's Feeding Quality Forum recently in Sioux City, Iowa.
Although new tariffs and multimillion-dollar jury verdicts in North Carolina hog nuisance trials have garnered most of the agribusiness community’s attention over the past several months, there is another matter brewing in a St. Louis courtroom that may have substantial adverse consequences for the meat industry.
Significant changes continue to address and improve the workplace environment. Organizations continue to address labor opportunities to not only match tasks with individuals but to educate all stakeholders to the value of ergonomics in the workplace.
Different types of packaging for fresh beef, lamb, pork and poultry products can be seen in retail cases across the United States. These different types of packaging were created to allow for shelf stability of product.
The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) hopes to convince President Donald Trump to sign an executive order reinstating mandatory COOL labeling for beef products.
The growing focus by shoppers and retailers on meat and poultry with clean labels is likely to trigger changes in substances that help to enhance product quality, including gums, binders and emulsifiers.
As consumers and participants in the supply chain demand greater transparency, blockchain has the potential to transform how information about a food product flows from farm to fork to ensure quality and safety by adding greater visibility and efficiency to the process.
Gulfood Manufacturing show displays the latest manufacturing business improvement tools in the food and beverage space.
October 25, 2018
From Nov. 6-8, 2018, food and beverage processors and suppliers will convene at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to exchange ideas and solutions in what has been called the largest food and beverage processing event in the region.
When 20 percent of meat produced globally is lost or wasted each year, adding up to the equivalent of 75 million cows, it is critical that we work together to protect this precious resource and ensure it is delivered safely.