Check out the May 2019 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring our cover story on the acquisition of Wellshire Farms by Land O’Frost, our annual Top 100 Meat & Poultry Processors report, and much more!
The acquisition of Wellshire Farms by Land O’Frost has gone about as swimmingly as both sides could have expected one year into the integration — now, the unified team has its sights set on bigger and better opportunities.
David Van Eekeren, president and CEO of Land O'Frost, explains that Wellshire provides the opportunity for Land O'Frost to capitalize on a completely new set of consumers while meeting the need to fit into the Land O'Frost family from a corporate culture perspective.
In recent years, our annual Top 100 Processors Report was littered with constant references to record sales, best years ever and rosy outlooks for the future. That has, at least temporarily, come to a halt in the 2019 edition, as processors are realizing they face slower sales and looming problems.
Summer vacations are on everyone's minds, but one vacation you don't want to take is a vacation from plant security. Animal rights activists don’t take a break from activism, so plants shouldn't take a break from security.
My wife just got back from a trip with the kids, and somewhere along the way the windshield caught a rock. No big deal; that’s why we have insurance. But that event got me thinking about what types of insurance a food production facility should carry.
Although the affordability and versatility of ground beef helped establish it as a staple in many American diets, "premium" ground beef blends are now being marketed in several foodservice and retail scenarios, adding value to lower-priced trim components and underutilized whole-muscle cuts.
A 2016 lawsuit brought against Hormel Foods is once again in the headlines. The case, brought by the Animal Defense Legal Fund (ALDF), arose from allegations that Hormel's "Make the Natural Choice" advertisements violated consumer protection laws by materially misleading consumers.
Salty and moist products, including meats, can conduct electricity that will affect the metal detector in the same way as a metal contaminant. "Product effect" is the term used to describe instances in which a product's characteristics affect the metal detector in the same way as a metal contaminant.
Advantages of reclosable packaging are freshness protection, reduction in food waste, consumer convenience and product differentiation. It also may enhance sustainability and offer production efficiencies.
Your maintenance and reliability team will know better than anyone the impact a spare-parts shortage has on the business. No spare often equals no production, so there is sometimes an attitude of "the more the merrier."