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How to establish allergen control

For meat and poultry products, allergen recalls have continued to increase in number each year and in recent years have occurred at a higher frequency than pathogen-related recalls. For example, in 2008, seven recalls were more...

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Processing Technology

AMSA Exclusive: RMC 2015

Meat scientists from across the country will begin gathering on June 14 in Lincoln, Neb., for the American Meat Science Association’s (AMSA) 68th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC). This year’s RMC is co-hosted more...

The physiology of immunocastration in pigs

Among its myriad benefits, from better feed conversion to improved meat quality, immunocastration in male pigs as an alternative to physical castration has become the clarion call in Europe with consumers calling for changes more...

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Troubleshooting

Tips on preventing slippery situations

When there is no time to clean floors or modify the surface, granulated barn lime is a go-to resource for an immediate fix of almost any slippery situation that needs to be addressed short term. It can also be placed under more...

How to establish allergen control

For meat and poultry products, allergen recalls have continued to increase in number each year and in recent years have occurred at a higher frequency than pathogen-related recalls. For example, in 2008, seven recalls were 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's RMC symposium to target fresh meat color stability

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that Dr. Cameron Faustman of the University of Connecticut; Dr. Andy King, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and Dr. Brad Kim, Purdue University will be the featured more...

Asia, Europe attractive for machinery companies

Consisting of 50 countries and 732.8 million people speaking 230 languages, Europe is massive – and greatly diverse. That inevitably spills over into the packaging and processing industries, says Andrew Manly, technology more...

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Best Practices

Essential steps to manage water usage in sanitation

Along the second half of the 20th century the thought that a nation’s wealth would be measured by the volume of its oil reserves dominated the world’s economy scenario.  However, another liquid is becoming more...

AMSA Exclusive: PSE - A hidden problem in the beef industry

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 67th more...

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Plant Tour

A tour of Agri Beef's ranch-to-table system

Agri Beef LLC has quietly built a vertically integrated system in the verdant Northwest, creating top-of-the-line beef products that benefit, executives say, from Agri Beef's control over most of its raw material. While 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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Photo Essay: DuPont Teijin Films Opens Product Innovation Kitchen

From the outside, it doesn’t exactly scream, “Product Innovation Center!”  It’s in a small shopping center in Richmond, VA, located in a 6,000 square foot space previously occupied by a Brazilian more...

Cook-in-Pack Technology

All Ready-To-Eat (RTE) sausage producers share a concern for food safety compromised by pathogens. In the last 20 years, the industry has made great strides in ensuring that sausage products leave processing plants safely more...

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