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Working with the latest phosphate replacers

Manufacturers of fresh and heat treated processed meats have been utilizing ingredients with functional properties for improving a variety of quality (e.g. texture, flavor, color) and economic product attributes for decades more...

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Processing Technology

How to achieve a measurable drop in pathogens with cold plasma technology

Atmospheric cold plasma is a promising technology that many have heard about in the meat processing industry, but few understand. Atmospheric cold plasma has attracted significant interest from the food industry in the last more...

How to select refrigeration systems to best control atmospheric conditions

Regardless of cost, refrigeration systems are by far long-term investments – and in most cases they are economically irreversible. There are important steps that should be followed to make sure the any dollar spent more...

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Troubleshooting

AMSA Exclusive: Why high-event periods present a challenge to the current model

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...

AMSA Exclusive: Practical applications to improve meat color

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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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

Working with the latest phosphate replacers

Manufacturers of fresh and heat treated processed meats have been utilizing ingredients with functional properties for improving a variety of quality (e.g. texture, flavor, color) and economic product attributes for decades more...

Methods to extend the shelf life of fresh sausages

Fresh sausages continue to hold a strong presence in the marketplace. A multitude of product types, flavor profiles and other offerings makes this category an especially competitive one to be in or enter. At retail, they 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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