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Some disassembly required: Tips for cleaning your bacon slicer

Most bacon is processed as heat-treated, not fully cooked and not shelf stable, which potentially allows for the survival of pathogens. However, as almost all consumers will cook bacon at high temperatures before consumption more...

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Processing Technology

PMMI Exclusive: Meeting hygienic design requirements in meat and poultry packaging

As meat and poultry products make their way through the supply chain, the risk of contamination lies at every turn. For manufacturers aiming to increase output, hygienic packaging design should be considered every step more...

AMSA Exclusive: Natural hardwood smoked sugar improves oxidative and flavor stability of natually cured, aerobically packaged foodservice bacon

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 more...

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Some disassembly required: Tips for cleaning your bacon slicer

Most bacon is processed as heat-treated, not fully cooked and not shelf stable, which potentially allows for the survival of pathogens. However, as almost all consumers will cook bacon at high temperatures before consumption more...

Addressing package sealing problems

Flexible packaging films have become widely used for packaging meat and meat products as well as many other consumer products. Flexible films provide several functions including protecting the product from the environment 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: 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 2

Editor's note: This is the second article in a two-part series. Part 1, published in Processing Solutions on July 16, 2018, is available to read here. A bibliography for both parts of the article appears at the end of Part more...

How to keep up yield and quality during beef trimming procedures

Trimming of carcasses is an essential task to ensure safety and quality. While the majority of trimming occurs as one of the final steps during slaughter, trimming during the slaughter process at strategic points such as more...

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Plant Tour

Video: A look at Bell & Evans high-tech 'chick limo'

The baby birds' pampering continues in transport to the broiler farm on high-tech trucks that Bell & Evans calls “chick limos” because they provide luxuries otherwise nonexistent in the U.S. chicken industry 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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Taking trimming technology to the next level

How do you improve on a proven product like hand-held powered meat trimmers? As it turns out, there are numerous ways, and Bettcher Industries is demonstrating that by introducing Quantum Flex trimmers. This new trimmer more...

Do you want to improve inconsistent white meat yield? Why not use a vision system?

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...

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