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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

Iowa OSHA fines beef plant $957 for record-keeping violations: report

The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the Iowa Premium Beef plant in Tama $957 stemming from an inspection that turned up record-keeping violations following a COVID-19 outbreak, the Associated more...

German meat plants probed for alleged use of illegal workers

More than 40 meat processing facilities in five German states were reportedly raided Wednesday as officials investigate whether workers had been illegally brought into the country from eastern Europe.  About 800 police more...

Processing Technology

Woody breast: Carving new paths in detection method research

An emerging problem in the broiler industry is a condition referred to as woody breast (WB). The incidence can be observed up to 30% for moderate and severe cases, especially in heavy deboned broilers. Woody breast can cause more...

AMSA Exclusive: Reducing salmonella in pork trimming by 3% acetic acid

Outbreaks caused by human enteric pathogens are a concern for pork processors and regulatory agencies, negatively impacting public health and eroding trust in the U.S. food system. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food 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

Smart business: How to leverage data analytics in your meat processing operation

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. It seems this commonly used phrase can be used to describe the oceans of numbers that comprise the data ecosystems we use daily to make business decisions. A business is made more...

Cleaning 2.0: Tips for smarter meat plant hygiene

Cleanliness is crucial to achieving and maintaining a high level of food safety and quality, but cleaning in the food industry is performed as it has been for decades without adapting to the changes in the production set-up more...

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