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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

Tyson settles Tenn. lawsuit over COVID vaccine, unpaid leave

A lawsuit filed against Tyson Foods Inc. after a worker at a plant in Tennessee objected to a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine and was subsequently placed on unpaid leave has been settled, according to court documents. A U.S. more...

Widow of Smithfield COVID victim reaches settlement in worker’s comp case

The widow of a Smithfield Foods worker who died from COVID-19 complications in 2020 has settled in court, according to a report in the Argus Leader. Karen Franken applied for worker's compensation death benefits after the more...

Processing Technology

Smarty plants: Tips for optimizing production lines

by Chris Williams, senior vice president of operations and business development, Pineland Farms Natural MeatsBuilding new manufacturing facilities is a challenge. Add to that challenge the fact that food processing facilities more...

How high pressure technology contributes in sustainable meat and poultry production

With growing  consumers awareness, in particular in developed countries, that food and its production is an essential measure of healthy life, it is clear that sustainability is a key driver for the future evolution more...

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Troubleshooting

USPOULTRY Exclusive: Risk assessment: Identifying alternative approaches to regulating salmonella in poultry

In the fall of 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that it was mobilizing a stronger and more comprehensive effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses more...

USPOULTRY Exclusive: Profiling Salmonella serotypes through broiler processing

Salmonella is a leading bacterial cause of foodborne illness in the U.S., and poultry remains a vehicle for this pathogen. Salmonella is enormously diverse, with more than 2,600 distinct serotypes. One serotype can differ 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

MeatingPod Show Notes EP 141: Dr. Dongyi Wang, University of Arkansas

Chris Scott (CS): Hi, I’m Chris Scott, host of MeatingPod and contributing editor at both Meatingplace and Alt Meat magazines. Our guest today is Dongyi Wang, assistant professor of biological and agricultural more...

Plasma-activated water and chemicals: next-gen technology to improve food safety and plant sanitation

by Amit Morey, PhD, Auburn UniversityOver the years, the poultry industry has made significant strides in controlling pathogen and microbial contamination of both raw and finished products, as well as processing surfaces more...

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Plant Tour

JTM's new plant built for future growth

With the opening this year of a new production facility, JTM Food Group in Harrison, Ohio, embarked on a new chapter of growth. What began as a modest family butcher shop in Cincinnati in 1960 has become a $180 million international 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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Provisur is a leading industrial food processing equipment manufacturer headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with a global network of sales and service locations. True to its motto ‘Pushing Boundaries’, each of more...

How Reclosable Packaging for Deli Meats Keeps Your Brand Competitive

The deli meat market is expected to reach $27.4 billion by 2030, per an Allied Market Research report. As packaged deli meats continue to grow in popularity, it’s essential that brands stay competitive by identifying more...

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