Bryan Salvage

Corned-beef tradition continues
The St. Patrick’s Day favorite has an interesting history beyond the holiday.

Flocking to poultry welfare
Customers expect suppliers to have a corporate culture committed to animal welfare.

Maintaining the ‘gold standard’
Lopez Foods’ flagship Oklahoma plant embraces cutting-edge technologies to enhance processes and products.

Off the shelf
Product extinction is a natural and disappointing process.

Beefing up sausage
Making a case for beef in a pork-heavy segment.

Picnic indoors
Summer dishes can soothe winter doldrums.

Sausage in motion
Acquisitions, joint ventures and consolidations made their mark in this segment in 2013.
Irradiation: A ‘work in progress’
New strains of foodborne pathogens in meat and poultry have raised interest in irradiation.

Time for a change in airline food
Nothing stays the same – particularly when it comes to airline food.

Innovations in sausage recipes capture consumers
More producers and retailers are playing to consumers’ passion for sausage.

Bird is the word
The Maschhoffs play chicken with the acquisition of GNP Company.

Sausage tsunami
Most US sausage categories are growing, thanks to product diversity and bold business moves.

Stepping up to the plate
Innovative packaging drives chicken consumption.

Editor's Blog: Offbeat news keeps it interesting
News of the weird from around the world of meat and poultry.
A real duck dynasty
Maple Leaf Farms ‘uses everything but the quack’.

The real duck dynasty
Maple Leaf Farms duck meat products are only part of the company’s success story.

Ratcheting up convenience
Demand for speedy, safer preparation drives new product packaging development.

Mastering the Trade
Case Farms’ Canton complex is evolving into an industry leader.

Setting consumer perceptions straight
Proactive actions allow industry to stay in front of many erroneous claims.

Breakfast meats in America and abroad
Meat has a place on the plate in breakfasts around the world.

Hamburgers evolving with the times
Innovations in hamburger recipes will continue to push the envelope.

Keep educating consumers on benefits of meat
The meat industry is in the best position to spread the word about the upside of eating meat.
Reducing risks in buying, selling boxed beef
Predictive analytics helps buyers and sellers efficiently manage risk in the marketplace.

For the love of bacon
Innovations make bacon a best-seller.

Meat companies can diversify into non-meat products
Hormel finds balance between packaged products and protein.