The future of the supply chain is here now

On August 27, 2006, an 81-year-old Nebraska woman was rushed to the hospital in so much pain, she was given morphine. Four days later she died from a food-borne infection that...

Putting a bug in your ear

Liesbet Minne from Belgium is walking through Khao San Road, known as the backpacking street of Bangkok, with chef David Creelle. They’re watching fellow tourists, young people, trying out the local...

6 ways to optimize refrigeration efficiency and lower energy costs

Did you know that up to 60 percent of a manufacturing facility’s total operating expenses comes from industrial refrigeration? It’s no surprise that refrigeration efficiency is a priority. Luke Facemyer of...

Food entrepreneurs need to disrupt leadership

Leadership comes with the burden of responsibility. It is a one-to-many relationship that requires vision, doggedness, passion, and smarts. What leadership is not about is power. It’s obvious, based on the...

Adding value to chicken leg meat

Legs and thighs are poultry’s unsung heroes Chicken leg products have so much more potential nowadays than one would think. Worldwide, there’s a growing market for drumsticks, whole legs and thighs (either...

Changing of the guard

I’ve been in Greece the last couple of weeks at our house in the tiny mountain village of Vorio. This is the time of year to get the house ready for...

Seriously good salami sticks

Serious Pig shows what’s possible in the craft meat snack trade, even if you have limited resources or experience. But we’ll tell you up front, if you want to replicate their...

US beef to China – don’t hold your breath

The USA’s Trump administration has announced a 10-part deal with China, where China has agreed to re-open its doors to US beef imports by mid-July. What the administration is downplaying, however,...

My affair

I love lamb. There I go, I’ve said and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Unlike 40 percent of my fellow American countrymen who have never even tasted lamb, I grew...

Making the most of Argentinian beef

As Argentina fully opened for beef exports at the end of 2015, an opportunity arose for a handful of beef processors to regain market share. The supermarket chain La Anónima has...