Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, wants to know if you’re truly offering convenience items to the consumers you want to reach, or if you’re just offering products that fit the same old, “me too” standards. If you’re not offering convenience, you’re missing the target.
Protein options, refrigerated snacks, a new generation of foodies and more are on the menu for 2020, as the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center selects the hottest food trends for the upcoming year.
Religion and food go together like Easter and ham or Thanksgiving and turkey, but vegan activist groups are spinning scripture to persuade churchgoers to leave meat off their plate not just at every holiday, but at every meal.
The notice proposes updated Salmonella performance standards for raw ground beef and new performance standards for beef manufacturing trimmings for establishments that produce more than 50,000 pounds of these products per day.
In addition to evolving expectations, the segment most interested in responsible sourcing is very vocal. According to CFI research, one in four Americans is actively engaged in online conversations about the topic.
The NBQA is an in-depth look into all things affecting beef quality and consumer acceptance. As a meat scientist, one characteristic I look forward to is the report of the marbling scores observed during the study.
To protect consumers, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) strongly encourages meat processors to utilize label declarations for products containing any of the eight major food allergens (milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans).
AAMP membership provides professional support and growth you won't find anywhere else.
December 20, 2019
The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) has grown considerably over the past few years. Enhanced member services, a continued partnership with affiliate organizations, and the tireless work of member volunteers have made this possible.
Check out the December 2019 issue of Independent Processor, featuring our cover story on the family-run Dayton Meat Products, an exciting culinary trend showcased at CAB's annual conference, and much more.