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PMMI Exclusive: Packaging trends aimed at reducing food waste

For more than a decade, there has been an ongoing push across packaging to improve sustainability throughout the supply chain. The drive is beginning with consumers and back through to processing. In recent years, the trend more...

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PMMI Exclusive: Packaging trends aimed at reducing food waste

For more than a decade, there has been an ongoing push across packaging to improve sustainability throughout the supply chain. The drive is beginning with consumers and back through to processing. In recent years, the trend more...

Updated cooking and chilling schedules and technologies

For several years, most meat processors have relied on the time and temperature combinations found in “Appendix A,” titled “Compliance Guidelines for Meeting for Meeting Lethality Performance Standards more...

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Troubleshooting

Understanding the new hazard communication standard

This article concerning OSHA’s revised May 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) 29 CFR 1910.1200 will center on various new requirements involving chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers more...

How to prepare for a food safety assessment

Unless your establishment is very new, your USDA-inspected company has already experienced, at least once, the pleasure of the federal government’s in-depth audit of the food safety systems, more commonly known as 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 respond to a noncompliance record

As a former regulator, I see the benefit in collecting and analyzing data collected by the FSIS systems and using it to identify potential issues in establishments. This kind of analysis helps FSIS apply resources on establishments more...

Ground beef’s place in the local food movement

The local food movement has become more and more popular over the last 10 years. Once something confined to the Saturday morning farmer’s market, local foods are becoming mainstream. Recently, researchers at the University more...

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Plant Tour

Keeping it clean: Perdue's removal of antibiotics in hatcheries

The last part of the process of removing the use of antibiotics in chicken production at Perdue Farms, an effort that began 13 years ago, is doing so in the hatcheries. It's saving the toughest part for last. The receipt 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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Cooking bacon: Challenging but achievable

Although bacon may not appear very complex to cook, it’s actually quite challenging to achieve a product that is consistent in size and shape with each and every slice. Although microwaving has become a common choice more...

Answering the need for case-ready processing

With growing grocery and consumer demand for case-ready meats, processors are tasked to offer the highest quality case-ready products while doing so at competitive prices. To do that, processing times must be cut, yields more...

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