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 USPOULTRY Releases White Paper On How The Poultry Industry Benefits Employees, Communities And Consumers
by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY)
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 3:17PM EST

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has released a white paper, titled “Providing Protein, Enriching Lives,” that highlights the multiple ways the poultry industry benefits employees, communities and consumers. Protein is essential in our diets, and the poultry industry is doing more than just providing a meat product. The white paper features expertise and data used from members, economic studies and government reports.

 Automated Beef Grading Hits A Snag, Causing A Dip In Prime Grade Beef Supply
by Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 4:18PM EST

If you enjoy eating or smoking Prime grade beef, prepare for a dip in the national supply. A new carcass camera-grading technology, likely due to inaccuracy, provided elevated marbling scores to USDA graders from February through mid-October. The Gigabit Ethernet, or “Gig E,” is used to determine the grade of half the nation’s beef, and a recent correction in the calibration has sent the supply of Prime and Choice beef tumbling down.

 Three More Iowa Companies Shipping Beef To China
by Par Curtis, Radio Idaho
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 4:18PM EST

More Iowa companies are beginning to sell beef to China, which started allowing imports of U.S. beef in late June. China placed a ban on U.S. beef in 2003 after a scare over mad cow disease.

 The Beyond Burger Expands To The Meat Case At More Than 150 Shaw’s Locations
by Beyond Meat
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 4:18PM EST

Winter is rolling into the Northeast, but the demand for plant-based burgers is still sizzling hot with the recent addition of 153 Shaw’s locations carrying the wildly popular Beyond Burger. Shaw’s locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont will begin carrying The Beyond Burger on-shelf starting November 20. The Beyond Burger is the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks and satisfies so much like beef, it’s sold in the meat case at more than 4,300 grocery stores nationwide.

 Quebec Veal Processors Merging
by Marie Eve Fournier,
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 4:07PM EST

The bulk of Quebec’s veal processing capacity is forming up under one banner as Delimax-Montpak gets set to buy its rival Ecolait out of creditor protection.

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