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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

Judge denies Smithfield's motion to dismiss COVID lawsuit

A judge has denied Smithfield Foods’ motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which a consumer advocacy group alleges that the company misled consumers about an imminent meat shortage and workplace safety protocols during the more...

Tyson seeks Supreme Court hearing on COVID-19 suits

Tyson Foods Inc. filed a formal petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether a Trump administration order that its plants remain open in the early days of the pandemic protects the company from state lawsuits more...

Processing Technology

AMSA Exclusive: Dry-aging as a value-adding process to improve the quality of cull cow beef loins

Cull cows account for up to 19% of all the cattle harvested in the U.S. beef industry, playing a significant role in fulfilling the beef demands in the market.[1] However, marketing of cull beef to consumers has been problematic more...

Not just “bells and whistles”: Making the financial case for process automation

Today, labor reduction automation projects are getting more attention. For several years now, plants have experienced alarming difficulty in attracting and keeping employees with turnover rates rising, exacerbated by the more...

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Troubleshooting

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...

AMSA Exclusive: Pulsed ultraviolet light decontaminates raw poultry parts

Raw chicken provides all of the necessary conditions needed to harbor and support the growth of spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms during processing, refrigerated transportation, and storage. Between 2009 and 2015, the 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 73: Nerding out on food safety culture

Julie Larson Bricher (JLB): Hi, I'm Julie Larson Bricher, your host for Episode 73 of MeatingPod, where we're talking food safety culture, leadership and continuous improvement with Jill Stuber, cofounder of Catalyst LLC more...

Production and sanitation: Are the right questions being asked to ensure food safety?

Without sanitation, the safety of food cannot be guaranteed. Without food safety measures in place, sanitation is ineffective. Which is more important? Fortunately, the meat and poultry industry places heavy importance on 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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Phage Technology: A Valuable Tool in Your Multi-Hurdle, Multi-Technology Approach

Dr. Alvarado is a Poultry Technical Services Manager at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production Innovation can be a real game-changer when it comes to food safety—and the more proven technologies you have available more...

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