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How to prepare for the inevitable recall

Recalls have nearly become part of normal business. Inadvertent and unexpected recalls continue to occur on a regular basis. Fortunately, most food recalls cause little to no harm to the consuming public. However more...

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Processing Technology

Understanding properties of plastic packaging for foods treated by HPP

With the advent of high-pressure processing (HPP), consumers are starting to take notice that it actually eliminates pathogens. But HPP remains expensive — and at some point food companies may resist the constant call more...

AMSA Exclusive: Automation in the poultry and red meat industries

Editor's Note: This is part of an occasional series of exclusive articles provided by authors commissioned by the American Meat Science Association in cooperation with Meatingplace. The article is taken from the AMSA 69th more...

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Troubleshooting

Challenges with water holding capacity of big birds

Boneless, skinless breast meat is the popular poultry meat choice among consumers, leading to an increased need for white meat. With this increased consumption as well as an increase in further processed products, big bird more...

AMSA Exclusive: Exploding population with a finite resource base: How do we achieve food security by 2050?

Editor's Note: This is part of an occasional series of exclusive articles provided by authors commissioned by the American Meat Science Association in cooperation with Meatingplace. The article is taken from the AMSA 69th more...

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Live Poultry

Selecting the proper emergency depopulation method

Mass depopulation is never easy. The first consideration in selecting the best method is the reason for the procedure. For example, if a communicable disease is present, especially one that can also infect humans, the method more...

Live Poultry: How to determine the gait score for broilers

As broiler size increased in the United States, so did concern for leg problems. It is believed by many that today’s large broilers gain weight faster than their bones can develop, predisposing them to leg problems more...

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AMSA Exclusive: Pre-harvest implications of growing social interest in how meat is produced

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series of exclusive articles provided by authors commissioned by the American Meat Science Association in cooperation with Meatingplace. The article is taken from the AMSA 68th more...

E-commerce holds promise for food manufacturers

The e-commerce market consists of more than 131,000 businesses – and protein products are on its horizon. It’s not a matter of if the animal protein industry will join the e-commerce market, but when. According more...

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Best Practices

How to prepare for the inevitable recall

Recalls have nearly become part of normal business. Inadvertent and unexpected recalls continue to occur on a regular basis. Fortunately, most food recalls cause little to no harm to the consuming public. However more...

AAMP Exclusive: Best practices from the American Cured Meat Championships

Editor’s note: The following video is part of a partnership with the American Association of Meat Processors. Its American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC) is the only national event of its kind in North America. Hundreds more...

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Plant Tour

Devault Foods shifts direction

The Philadelphia area's Devault Foods has a rich history that began with a dairy farm, evolved to a one-room butcher operation and today is a leading manufacturer of value-added meat products for foodservice and retail customers more...

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Field Report

Consistent, high-quality packaging at twice the speed

Founded in 1991, Canadian slaughterhouse and poultry processing company AgriBio is located outside of Quebec City. The company was acquired by Exceldor in 2013. Since 1945, the Exceldor cooperative has specialized exclusively more...

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Meat processors are heeding consumers’ call for convenient, high-protein snacks

According to the "2016 Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report" from Technomic, Inc., the percent of consumers snacking between meals has risen sharply over the past two years. Fifty-three percent of consumers reported snacking more...

Foodservice focus + vendor collaboration = category growth

When Amazon decides to delve into a new category, it signals that category is ripe with opportunity. It also is a sign the category probably is primed for change. “Any time Amazon looks at what might be a new opportunity more...

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