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AAMP Exclusive: Best practices from the American Meat Curing Championships

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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Covid-19

Amended complaint adds allegations to Tyson wrongful death case

An amended complaint filed in a COVID-19 wrongful death suit adds new allegations against Tyson Fresh Meats, claiming that management of the company's Waterloo, Iowa plant held at least three closed-door meetings with language more...

China greenlights BRF SA unit to resume trade

China has authorized another BRF SA unit to resume pork exports to the country following a ban due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Brazil-based food company's Lajeado pork processing plant, which experienced more...

Processing Technology

Moving toward smart meat processing using artificial intelligence

What is your impression of a slaughterhouse? As I recall my first time in a pig slaughterhouse, I was surprised to see how little automation has been utilized. It is still dominated by manual operations, with many operators more...

Assuring safety and quality of raw meat and poultry products using HPP

Raw foods of animal origin are among the most likely to be contaminated by pathogenic bacteria and as such, these products frequently are associated with foodborne illnesses and food poisoning. Infections linked to more...

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Troubleshooting

Big data analytics: How to avoid data lakes and make your data meaningful

Once you have made the decision to drive digital transformation, thought about how the initiative fits the company’s strategy, and vetted the financial solvency of the projects that put you on the path, you inevitably more...

Detecting food fraud using advanced DNA-based technology

Complex food supply chains in the current global market require a farm-to-fork approach to ensure supply chain integrity for delivering safe and authentic food. Although there is no precise evaluation on the impact of “economically more...

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Best Practices

Simple steps to effective sensory evaluation in the food industry

Humans can be used as measuring instruments to ascertain food quality attributes, but it requires training and strict adherence to procedure to obtain valid results. Building a sensory panel is the first step towards conducting more...

AMSA Exclusive: Promising novel interventions to control Campylobacter jejuni on chicken parts

Campylobacter is the leading bacterial cause of diarrheal illness in the United States, with an estimated 1.5 million infections each year. Food-related cases of campylobacteriosis are mainly associated with consumption more...

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