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March 2014

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 more...

November 2012

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 more...

August 2012

American Association of Meat Processors

The national convention of the American Association of Meat Processors brought several hundred processors and meat scientists together for a long weekend more...

May 2012

Exclusive video product demos from AMI Expo

The American Meat Institute has round up new exhibitors for its latest Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition in Dallas. AMI this more...

April 2012

First Look: American Meat Institute Expo

The American Meat Institute has shifted gears and will host a Lean Finely Textured Beef Summit at its annual AMI Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry more...

February 2012

Exclusive insights from the International Poultry Expo

With approximately 20,000 attendees browsing some of the 895 exhibits during this month's International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, there were bound to be more...

Perdue best management practices heavy on live-side pathogen prevention

Perdue Farms’ pre-harvest best management practices – which encompass animal welfare, biosecurity, environmental and operational issues – more...

November 2011

Broader range of skillsets needed, CEO says

Processors who take a holistic approach to automation ultimately will reap the most rewards as the industry moves ever-closer to the ability to connect more...

How to defrost product without purge loss

Processors typically focus on minimizing purge, defrosting time and reducing microbial growth as they seek to improve defrosting efficiencies. Changing more...

Product highlights from Process Expo

Nearly 13,000 people and hundreds of exhibitors attended the biennial Process Expo Nov. 1-4 in Chicago. "We're very happy with the strong turnout at this more...

August 2011

Food safety ranks high among Americans' priorities

In April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an easier-to-use version of its food recall search engine, in direct response to requirements more...

July 2011

Exclusive interview with Melvin Hunt on meat color innovations

Discussing advances and applications in meat science through international collaboration with participants at the American Meat Science Association’s more...

April 2011

2011 AMI Expo Highlights

More than 400 exhibitors brought some of the latest innovations to the table during the 2011 AMI Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention and Exposition more...

July 2010

New Products IFFA 2010: Packaging

In our last installment of Meatingplace's review of new product trends at IFFA 2010, we look at the packaging technologies that are making a difference more...

June 2010

New Products IFFA 2010: Further Processing II

In this second installment of the new technologies that Meatingplace editors saw for further processing at IFFA 2010, the focus is on Vemag, Multivac more...

New Products IFFA 2010: Further Processing

      At IFFA 2010, exhibitors had solutions stretching from one end of the processing line to the other (not to mention from one end to more...

Robotics at IFFA: The tipping point

The use of robots in meat processing has reached what business strategy author Malcolm Gladwell dubbed the "tipping point" --- a critical mass more...

New Products IFFA 2010: Fresh Meat

Every three years the industry's suppliers unveil their latest and greatest technological advances at IFFA, and 2010 was no exception. The line-up of more...

January 2010

International Poultry Expo preview

Pre-planning is key to maximizing the ROI of any trade show visit, and the 2010 International Poultry Expo, Jan. 27 to 29, is no exception. Here is a more...

October 2009

WWFE 2009 preview: Further processing equipment

Especially during a recession, adding value to meat and poultry products is the name of the game, so its hardly surprising that various types of further more...

WWFE 2009 preview: Packaging equipment

When it comes to the food safety and quality of meat and poultry products, often the proof is in the package. Fortunately for processors, packaging innovations more...

September 2009

WWFE 2009 preview: Spotlight on food safety and sanitation

Among the 1.2 million square feet of displays at Chicago's McCormick Place this October for the biennial Worldwide Food Expo, many will focus on equipment more...

January 2009

Six must-see innovations at the 2009 IPE show

In a tightenting economic environment, time and travel resources are in short supply. This means pressure is on for processors large and small to maximize more...

October 2008

Insights 2009 examines innovation in all its forms

The opportunity to spend a day or so discussing innovation with fellow professionals, and seeing some of the latest industry innovations in practice, more...

September 2008

AAMP review: University database connects producers with processors

At a time when the "eat local" movement is coming into its own, so might a university database created to connect farmers, processors, food retailers more...

July 2008

American Association of Meat Processors show preview

The American Association of Meat Processors will head over to Cincinnati this year for its 69th convention and suppliers' exhibition. Exhibits will display more...

June 2008

A closer look: Institute of Food Technologists show preview

More than 22,000 food industry professionals will be trekking down to sultry New Orleans for the annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists more...

February 2008

International Poultry Expo review

While there were acres of offerings at the 2008 International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, a few stood apart from the crowd. Check out these product picks more...

January 2008

International Poultry Expo preview

With some 750 booths to wade through, and thousands of products on display, the International Poultry Expo can understandably be a bit overwhelming. You more...

December 2007

Innovation on display: WWFE in review

Worldwide Food Expo only comes around every two years, so the show always provides an important chance to see some of the latest technologies available more...

WWFE wrap-up: Methods, materials and programs to keep product listeria-free

Although less than 1 percent of the nation's ready-to-eat meat product tests positive for listeria monocytogenes, the pathogen can be found in everything more...

November 2007

WWFE wrap-up: The link between genetics and health

New information about the human genome is changing the way science regards nutrition, health and disease, according to University of Toronto nutritionist more...

WWFE wrap-up: How to cope with EIAO visits

He's called an EIAO, and meat plants in non-compliance with their food-safety initiatives should expect a visit from him, especially in light of renewed more...

WWFE wrap-up: Touting the benefits of CO packaging

The benefits of low-oxygen packaging systems incorporating carbon monoxide may be more pronounced than consumers have been led to believe, according to more...

October 2007

WWFE preview: Packaging equipment

Given its impact on food safety and quality, some might argue that a product is only as good as its package. Fortunately for processors, packaging innovations more...

WWFE preview: Spotlight on food safety and sanitation

Food safety and sanitation are both primary concerns for every processor, and they often work hand in hand. Not surprisingly, then, many exhibitors at more...

WWFE preview: Further processing equipment

These days, it seems most meat products have some kind of "value-added" component, which is one reason why various types of further processing equipment more...

August 2007

Food safety concerns permeate IFT Food Expo

It seemed everyone had food safety on the brain as nearly 24,000 attendees from more than 75 countries converged in Chicago for the 2007 Institute of more...

July 2007

AAMP post-show report: The magic of merchandizing meat

When it comes to selling product, presentation, presentation, presentation is to the meat merchant what location, location, location is to the realtor more...

Forward thinking: IFT 2007 preview

The Institute of Food Technologists heads to Chicago this year for its annual meeting and food expo, an event with the theme "The Best of Food Thinking more...

June 2007

AAMPlified: Looking ahead to the American Association of Meat Processors show

The American Association of Meat Processors heads to Milwaukee this year for its 68th convention and suppliers' exhibition. Sure, the show isn't until more...