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AAMP Exclusive: Best practices from the American Meat Curing 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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Processing Technology

PMMI Exclusive: HPP drives increase in flexible packaging

Ever since meat made its way from the parchment paper of the butcher shop to the retail shelves of grocery stores, flexible packaging has held a key role in its protection. Flexible packaging provides different layers of more...

AMSA Exclusive: Validation of antimicrobial interventions, including the use of 1,33-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin applied in a final carcass wash in a commercial beef harvest operation

The beef industry has allocated considerable effort and research to control pathogens inherent to beef products during the harvest process. The pathogens that most commonly cause foodborne illness from beef products are more...

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Troubleshooting

Ensuring that the organic label stays clean

When defining clean-labeled meat and poultry products, consumers frequently cite a mixed bag of attributes. It might be “pasture raised,” “grass fed” or “cage-free,” or a number of “free-from” more...

Maintaining electrical stunning systems to ensure humane slaughter

A review of enforcement actions for humane handling taken between January 2012 and June 2016 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) shows that approximately 90 percent, or over 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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Show Previews/Reviews

AMSA Exclusive: What's on the schedule for the Reciprocal Meat Conference

Meat scientists from across the country will gather June 24-27, 2018 in Kansas City, Mo., where they will be hosted by Smithfield Foods and other local members from the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) at the AMSA more...

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...

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Best Practices

The relationship between bird handling and food safety: Part 1

Food safety of poultry products, and consequently protecting consumers’ health, is the priority in the poultry industry worldwide. Food safety assurance requires that poultry companies implement a systematic approach more...

Cook-in-bag preparations: How to do it right

Cook-in-bag and film preparations, in addition to microwave refrigerated meals, have had a volumetric increase since 2013 due to the demand for convenience, food safety, production volume, yield and shelf-life. This may more...

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Plant Tour

Plenty of room, with a view: CS Beef Packers (VIDEO)

Brand-new beef plants don't come along often. So when Hereford, Texas-based Caviness Beef Packers and Boise, Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. teamed to build one in the Boise area, they knew they had an opportunity to do things 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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Manual poultry cone lines and automated deboning operations have the potential to deliver some of the best sales and profit margins in the industry, due to the volume of high-margin meat they produce. Unfortunately, many more...

Consistency in processing: When small errors become a big deal

If processing hot dogs is so easy, why is that so often it just doesn’t work out right? Have you ever made a batch and thought, “Wow, this is a great batch of hot dogs.” Shouldn’t every batch be that more...

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