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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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Processing Technology

Designing microwave RTE products for quality-conscious consumers

In conventional thermal processing systems, heat energy is transferred from a hot medium to a cooler product through conduction and convection modes with less than 25 to 30 percent of the energy conversion in heat exchangers more...

PMMI Exclusive: The power of packaging to reduce food waste

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year, costing around $680 billion in industrialized countries and $310 billion in the developing world. Imagine more...

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Troubleshooting

Ensuring that the organic label stays clean

When defining clean-labeled meat and poultry products, consumers frequently cite a mixed bag of attributes. It might be “pasture raised,” “grass fed” or “cage-free,” or a number of “free-from” more...

Maintaining electrical stunning systems to ensure humane slaughter

A review of enforcement actions for humane handling taken between January 2012 and June 2016 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) shows that approximately 90 percent, or over more...

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Live Poultry

Selecting the proper emergency depopulation method

Mass depopulation is never easy. The first consideration in selecting the best method is the reason for the procedure. For example, if a communicable disease is present, especially one that can also infect humans, the method more...

Live Poultry: How to determine the gait score for broilers

As broiler size increased in the United States, so did concern for leg problems. It is believed by many that today’s large broilers gain weight faster than their bones can develop, predisposing them to leg problems more...

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Show Previews/Reviews

AMSA Exclusive: What's on the schedule for the Reciprocal Meat Conference

Meat scientists from across the country will gather June 24-27, 2018 in Kansas City, Mo., where they will be hosted by Smithfield Foods and other local members from the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) at the AMSA more...

AMSA Exclusive: Pre-harvest implications of growing social interest in how meat is produced

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series of exclusive articles provided by authors commissioned by the American Meat Science Association in cooperation with Meatingplace. The article is taken from the AMSA 68th more...

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Best Practices

Interview: Deciphering regulations for use of natural antioxidants in meat products

Incorporating natural ingredients that have antioxidant properties into meat and poultry is a bonus round for companies looking to produce clean-label products. But some U.S. meat and poultry regulations can be difficult more...

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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Plant Tour

Plenty of room, with a view: CS Beef Packers (VIDEO)

Brand-new beef plants don't come along often. So when Hereford, Texas-based Caviness Beef Packers and Boise, Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. teamed to build one in the Boise area, they knew they had an opportunity to do things more...

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Field Report

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 in 2013. Since 1945, the Exceldor cooperative has specialized exclusively more...

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Manual poultry cone lines and automated deboning operations have the potential to deliver some of the best sales and profit margins in the industry, due to the volume of high-margin meat they produce. Unfortunately, many more...

Consistency in processing: When small errors become a big deal

If processing hot dogs is so easy, why is that so often it just doesn’t work out right? Have you ever made a batch and thought, “Wow, this is a great batch of hot dogs.” Shouldn’t every batch be that more...

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