Field Report

April 2014

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 more...

July 2008

Conveyor belt improves yields, eases sanitation for Barber Foods

Portland, Maine-based Barber Foods has long had a strong foothold in the retail market for portion-controlled chicken products. In fact, it was the first more...

March 2008

Quality systems are the common link among processor Hoell's quality sausage lines

There are sausages made of Viennese calf and sausages made of Viennese poultry, sausages made with cheese and sausages seasoned with paprika, not to mention more...

August 2006

FormShrink packaging gives Dutch processor visual boost

Several varieties of pre-cooked convenience meat products and meat specialities supplied by Dutch processor Brandenburg Vlees en Vleesproducten BV are more...

April 2006

A tight squeeze: Risco sausage maker allows Esposito’s to expand production without adding space

When retailer and wholesaler Esposito's Finest Quality Sausage, a fixture in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood since 1933, decided to expand more...

March 2006

High-speed slicer spurs Al and John's entry to sliced deli meat market

Al and John, Inc., a Paterson, N.J.-based processor of cooked ham, beef and turkey, had an interesting opportunity. Its Glen Rock brand name, well known more...

November 2005

Automatic skinners boost yields, cut labor for Petit Jean Poultry

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are some of the most popular products on the market today, which means Petit Jean Poultry has an important job to do more...

Bowl cutter helps sausage maker achieve old-world appeal

Something was missing from Detlaff Koeppe's life. Born in Germany, he moved to Cincinnati in 1988 and settled in nearby Florence, Ky. But he craved the more...