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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

COVID-19: CDC analyzes S.D. outbreak; Maple Leaf update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday published a detailed look back at the COVID-19 outbreak that infected 929 employees over five weeks in March and April at a meat processing plant in South Dakota more...

Tyson files motion to dismiss COVID-19 wrongful death lawsuit

Tyson Foods has filed a motion to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an employee who died from COVID-19 complications, arguing that the plaintiffs do not sufficiently detail Tyson’s responsibility more...

Processing Technology

AMSA Exclusive: Metabolic acids as antimicrobials for poultry

Among animal-derived meat sources, poultry has the lowest feed conversion ratio and provide maximum meat per unit feed input. A 2018 report projected the global poultry meat market to increase by approximately 4% compound more...

PMMI Exclusive: Processing and packaging line automation trends and advances in digital connectivity

The increasing number of product SKUs is impacting meat producers at every level of processing and packaging, requiring more time for line cleaning and changeovers, ultimately adding to downtime. Factors such as premium 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

What's in your poultry production pathogen intervention toolbox?

Efforts to manage Salmonella at every stage of the poultry production chain play a major role in reducing its impacts. When the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduced tougher standards for Salmonella, one thing more...

The effect of genetic strain and diet on meat quality and incidence of woody breast meat from broilers used for commercial production

Since 2013, the broiler industry has experienced a breast meat defect that is characterized by hardened areas and pale ridge-like bulges at both the caudal and cranial regions of the breast. This breast meat defect was defined more...

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