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AMSA Exclusive: Antimicrobial resistance in beef production

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Processing Technology

Electrolyzed water as a novel cleaner and sanitizer

Sanitation in food production is viewed as the most successful food safety initiative in history. Indeed, more than 30 percent of foodborne illness cases linked back to processing environments may be attributed to poor sanitation more...

PMMI Exclusive: Ready-to-eat packaging trends

Although there are various trends affecting packaging in the meat and poultry sector, the rebounding global economy, offering increased employment and a rise of the middle class are arguably driving the most significant more...

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Troubleshooting

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...

AMSA Exclusive: Antimicrobial resistance in beef production

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 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

Creating a robust humane handling systematic approach

In 2013, Lucy Anthenill, humane handling enforcement coordinator for FSIS, presented at the American Meat Institute Animal Care and Handling Conference in Kansas City, Mo. She provided information on the FSIS survey results more...

AAMP Exclusive: Making heavyweight bone-in ham

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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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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Polar Fusion high viscous brine system

As consumer demand grows for a greater transparency in food recipes, an increased pressure has been put on processors to deliver a cleaner label. To keep pace with the market, processors are now faced with a whole new set 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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