Current Headlines

  1. Beefing Up E. coli Detection

    Each year in the United States, an estimated 48 million people get sick from foodborne pathogens, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help keep our food safe to eat, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed new methods to test beef for the presence of harmful pathogens.

  2. IMPAK Introduces Lightweight Yet Durable Low Cost Vacuum Sealer

    IMPAK Corporation, a leader in the packaging industry, today announced the immediate availability of the HIPPO nozzle vacuum sealer. At $895.00, half the price of comparable sealers, this user-friendly and inexpensive unit is intended for a broad market, and can be used for restaurant, research, medical, pharmaceutical, industrial, food preservation, household, or many other applications. It’s perfect in combination with home freeze dryers

  3. Americold Announces Strategic Acquisition Of Lanier Cold Storage For $82M

    Americold Realty Trust (the “Company” or “Americold”), the world’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation and development of temperature-controlled warehouses, announced recently that the Company has acquired privately-held Lanier Cold Storage for $82M.

  4. Scientist To Review Updated Research Related To Peracetic Acid Exposure In Poultry Plants At The 2019 Poultry Processor Workshop

    Scheduled for the upcoming 2019 Poultry Processor Workshop, updated research on exposures to peracetic acid-based antimicrobials among poultry processing workers will be reviewed by the scientist who has conducted the studies.

  5. Inconsistent Primal Cuts Are Now A Thing Of The Past

    As Artificial Intelligence continues to make strides in the industry, we understand that in order to stay relevant and ahead of the curve, we must constantly search for ways to be better, develop better, and provide our customers with a better experience. After all, “the best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

  6. Smithfield Foods And RAE Partner To Produce Renewable Energy While Restoring Missouri’s Natural Environment

    Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri

  7. FSIS Proposes To Remove Dual Labeling Requirements For Certain Amounts Of Meat And Poultry Products

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced recently that it is proposing to amend labeling regulations to remove duplicative net weight and net content requirements for packages that contain certain amounts of meat or poultry products. The proposed regulation would apply to products that are at least one pound or one pint, but less than four pounds or one gallon.

  8. Tyson Ventures Invests In Food Safety Testing Firm Clear Labs

    Tyson Ventures has already made splashes buying stakes in alternative protein companies. Now, the venture capital arm of giant Tyson Foods Inc. is betting the meat industry will beef up its food-safety platforms.

  9. Reducing Greenhouse Gases While Balancing Demand For Meat

    Humans’ love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions

  10. Perdue Farms Completes $25M Expansion In South Carolina

    Perdue Farms completed a $25M expansion at its harvest operation in Dillon County, South Carolina. The project is expected to create 100 additional jobs.