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Steve Jobs as enticing model for food industry
He may have scorned food manufacturing, but Steve Jobs still offers the industry a course to follow to attain food’s real potential.
Leap of faith
A blessing in disguise leads to the creation of Ely Farm Products
Food industry grades school meal nutrition standards
Standards are a boon for some food groups but raise concerns among others.
Partnering pays off
Maintenance-production teams drive positive results
Regulatory roadblocks
Small processors brace for a variety of challenges in 2012
Third party food safety audits under scrutiny
House committee report on Listeria outbreak raises concerns about the integrity of third-party audits.
Where’s the beef?
Beef supplies are set to decrease in 2012 while exports are poised for growth.

Keeping livestock-and handlers-safe
Employee engagement around workplace safety has led to declining injury rates
The ‘wow’ factor
Maplewood Meats’ customer-first focus
Reaping robotic benefits
Automation can help increase worker safety, reduce labor and improve the bottom line.
New food data series offers margin insights
The decrease in food processing’s share of the food dollar is accompanied by similar, but mostly smaller, declines in the farm share, in packaging, in transportation and in the retail trade.
Bucking the economy
During tough economic times, quality products keep consumers coming back for more.
Dodging a bullet
Producers and processors succeed in influencing GIPSA rule.
The betterment of beef
Improved quality and consistency of beef has spawned new cuts
Outside the norm
Stunning non-traditional species is not a one-size-fits-all proposition
In-plant automation: Where’s the beef?
The need to automate some mainline slaughter processes is greater than ever before.
Feed demand shifts underscore food stability
Growth in feed use accounts for more than half of the expected demand gains in this 2011-12 season
Trial and error
Frohling Meats & Catering takes traditional meat processing outside the box.

Perfect pairing
Winegrower Jon Sebastiani, uncorks Krave Jerky
Food reverberations from 'Occupy Wall Street' protest
When pressure on American households reaches a point that consumers struggle to put food on the table, the food industry needs to take note.
From dream to reality
Hard work and passion pays off for Bardine’s Country Smokehouse
Food itself plays major role in demand for food
The global food situation has as much to do with population size as any other factor, indicating how food has become an important determinant of its own demand.
Starting young
Bernthal Packing’s roots date back to 1949
Chico Locker and Sausage Co earns its stripes
Northern Sacramento Valley company moves up the ranks