Meat & Poultry News

  1. Industry Adopts U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework, Announces Nationwide Outreach
    5/7/2019

    Major food and retail companies, cattle producers, veterinarians, scientists, and non-governmental organizations jointly adopted the U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework (Framework), the first-ever resource to demonstrate U.S. beef sustainability across the full value-chain. 

  2. PerkinElmer Expands Food Testing Offerings With New Meat & Olive NIR Analyzer
    5/6/2019

    PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, recently announced that it has launched the DA 6200 NIR analyzer, which will help meat and olive processors to conduct quality and process control more accurately, easily and quickly.

  3. Shrimp Tastes Sweeter With Blockchain-Based Traceability
    5/6/2019

    The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) has recently announced it has joined the IBM Food Trust ecosystem, which will help provide traceability of SSP shrimp from farm to fork. The platform will use blockchain technology to deliver greater accountability and transparency to customers and consumers for every element of SSP’s premium Ecuadorian farmed shrimp production and journey to the consumer plate.

  4. Beefing Up E. coli Detection
    5/6/2019

    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.

  5. IMPAK Introduces Lightweight Yet Durable Low Cost Vacuum Sealer
    5/2/2019

    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

  6. Americold Announces Strategic Acquisition Of Lanier Cold Storage For $82M
    5/1/2019

    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.

  7. Scientist To Review Updated Research Related To Peracetic Acid Exposure In Poultry Plants At The 2019 Poultry Processor Workshop
    5/1/2019

    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.

  8. Inconsistent Primal Cuts Are Now A Thing Of The Past
    5/1/2019

    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

  9. Smithfield Foods And RAE Partner To Produce Renewable Energy While Restoring Missouri’s Natural Environment
    4/26/2019

    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

  10. FSIS Proposes To Remove Dual Labeling Requirements For Certain Amounts Of Meat And Poultry Products
    4/16/2019

    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.