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Fired up
Hot dog makers cash in as consumers cook out
Sicilian roots, deep in the heart of East Texas
Zummo Meat Co. isn’t missing a beat in its fourth generation of success
Funny-bone business model
Luther’s Smokehouse lures customers with quality and leaves them laughing
Record-setting implications
Food prices surge as red meat input costs and supply levels see-saw
Listen to the music
A team of good livestock handlers is an integral part of every plant’s animal welfare program
Balancing act
Tyson continues to juggle all aspects of its multi-protein business
Bigger and bolder
JBS keeps pushing the envelope
High choice
Greater Omaha Packing finds a home on the range
Hormel ‘on a good run’
Second-quarter performance reflects a winning approach
Marketing vehicles
Hot dog and sausage marketers drive their message to some consumers while luring others with novelty
Strict food, beverage marketing guidelines proposed
Plan directed at advertising to children is characterized as ‘overly restrictive’ by advertising group
Keeping track
Spare parts inventory: how much is too much?
The golden millisecond of food safety
Food safety training programs can start with an understanding of personal safety.
Foot-long frenzy
Hot dog processors capitalize on the novelty of the foot-long
Maintaining a stunning difference
Effective maintenance improves animal well-being, especially in the stunning area of the plant
A model of efficiency
Alvin Manger keeps the family business profitable by focusing on details
Touting the other meats
From bison to rabbit to goat meat, consumers keep specialty processors hopping
Leadership drives Lean
Lack of follow-up is the Achilles' heal of Lean deployment
Duty calls
Alewel’s is a Midwest gem that’s rich in tradition
Good maintenance leads to improved animal well-being
Effective maintenance is a team effort
Going gourmet
Hot dogs, sausages go premium by adding Angus beef to the equation
Maintaining welfare
Good maintenance contributes to animal well-being
Simple solutions save money
The simplest way to save time is to organize tools and materials where they are needed.
Sustainability strides
Processors reign in operational impact in response to consumer and customer demand
New portrait of family emerges from Census data
The "portrait" may not just illuminate the marketplace in which it operates but also may produce surprises.