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Threat of terrorism at heart of FDA proposal
Facilities would have to have a written food defense plan.

More than a chance of meatballs
Natale Grande takes Italian comfort food from the menu to the retail stage.

Frugal sodium reduction
Ingredient strategies when cutting salt in meat have cost considerations.

The Crisis Class of 2003
Remembering the discovery of a BSE infected cow in the US- 10 years later.

Getting a leg up
Turkey drumsticks have become a staple at festivals and special events and demand is growing.

Keep it simple
Edgewood Locker offers a variety of quality products in a no-frills environment.

Sampling, swabbing & safety
Newer, smarter technologies for food-safety testing allow for quicker, actionable results.

Putting taste back into lean
Formulating for texture and taste

Ending waste as world food answer
The “Save Food” campaign makes good sense, even though some aspects are easier to implement than others.

Living the dream
Hard work and determination were the keys to making Pioneer Meats’ dream come true.

Overtaken with bacon
Amateur and professional chefs are getting inventive with their bacon culinary creations in regional and national competitions.

For the love of bacon
Bacon-themed restaurants capitalize on the meat’s popularity.

Endless possibilities
Pork bellies get an infusion of flavor.

Refining bellies
Bacon evolves as an ingredient with culinary credibility.

'COOL' is a lingering hot mess
The mess around COOL will likely continue without a preliminary injunction.
Implications of campaign to reduce waste
The USDA places food waste at 30% to 40%, which relates to 133 billion lbs. of food that never makes it into stomachs from retail food stores, restaurants and homes.

Resolving to survive
Small processors face big challenges in 2013
Opening wallets
Beef processors face the reality of passing along higher costs to consumers in the coming year.
A Legend lives on
Mother-daughter team keeps Steve’s Meat Market thriving.
Gobbling up convenience
Turkey packaging accentuates safety and ease of use.
Upbeat in Elburn
Elburn Market thrives on the appeal of the small-town butcher.

In pursuit of perfection
All who work in the food industry should look in the mirror to evaluate their activities every day.
From New York, with love
Bimmy's sandwiches thrive.
Food issues dampened before election
Little has been heard about differences that might have determined past election results.
Assessing the fallout
The impact of the 2012 drought unfolds.