Items Tagged with 'meat industry'


Beef takes highest environmental toll

July 25, 2014

It has been suggested beef production is bad for the environment, but researchers out of the Weizmann Institute of Science have put an actual cost on the industry and say beef takes the highest toll when compared with other animal-derived foods.

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OSI apologizes for Shanghai rotten meat as scandal spreads to Japan

July 24, 2014

Executives at the Illinois-based meat processing holding company OSI Group have taken responsibility and apologized for the unraveling food safety scandal at Husi Food Co., Ltd., one of its affiliates in Shanghai.

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Researchers develop ‘bulking agents’ to add texture to low-fat hot dogs

July 10, 2014

The hot dog, while beloved by many Americans as a summer and grill staple, is often rebuffed for high fat content. But there may be hope for low-fat alternatives which have been criticized for textural differences, as new research on hot dogs made with olive oil rather than pork fat is showing progress.

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Hormel Foods to acquire CytoSport Holdings

July 1, 2014

The Hormel Foods Corporation is breaking into the beverage market, announcing Tuesday its intentions to acquire Muscle Milk product manufacturer CytoSport Holdings, Inc. for $450 million.

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World Meat Congress delegates discuss industry development; share concerns

June 17, 2014

Government delegations from 32 countries attended 20th annual World Meat Congress in Beijing this past weekend where food safety was a featured topic.

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Pilgrim’s Pride increases offer to Hillshire Brands

June 3, 2014

Poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride confirmed Tuesday it countered the offer by Tyson Foods Inc. in the fight over the acquisition of Hillshire brands, increasing its original proposal by $1.3 billion.

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Tyson Foods offers to purchase Hillshire Brands

Poultry company joins the fight to acquire Hillshire
May 29, 2014

Tyson Foods Inc. offers to purchase Hillshire Brands, increasing the offer proposed by Pilgrim's Pride announced earlier this week.

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Pilgrim’s Pride offers to buy Hillshire Brands

May 27, 2014

Poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride is offering to purchase Hillshire Brands in an all-cash transaction valued at $6.4 billion on the condition that the brand forfeits its plans to acquire Pinnacle Foods.

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Rabobank says virus will cause two-year shortfall in North American hog market

The firm forecasts significant impacts from PEDv, including an opportunity for poultry to step up.
March 26, 2014

A simultaneous drop in beef production could exacerbate the dynamic.

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Video challenges claims about 'superbugs' on meat and poultry products

One professor of microbiology and food safety says USDA indicates 'superbugs' are not on the rise.
December 5, 2013
One professor of microbiology and food safety says USDA indicates 'superbugs' are not on the rise.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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