Supply Chain Waste Map For Meat And Fish

The Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) and Envirowise are leading the research which will also look to identify the amount of water consumed and disposed of during meat and fish processing. The initiative will measure the cost and carbon footprint of this waste.

Consumers Want High-Quality, Branded Beef

Research from West Texas A&M University showed nearly half of consumers surveyed put beef as their No. 1 protein choice, and 97% indicated they ate beef between one and 12 times each week. 70% of the population indicating they preferred upper Choice or higher. Results also indicate 56% of consumers were willing to pay a premium for all-natural products like CAB brand Natural. However, it also indicated consumers were unsure of the true meaning behind a natural label.

Boyle Defends Food Safety Progress On Good Morning America

November 9, 2009 American Meat Institute

In the first of a three-part series, AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle appeared on “Good Morning America” discussing progress in meat industry food safety and explained how hamburger can contain meat from multiple sources.

The Kroger Company Supports Pork During National Pork Month

November 6, 2009 National Pork Board

In support of National Pork Month, Kroger, the nations largest traditional supermarket retailer, is offering specials on fresh pork cuts at great prices throughout its family of stores through November 7, as well point of sale coupons.

Wal-Mart’s Latest Price Cuts Target Turkeys

November 5, 2009 Nicole Maestri, Reuters

Wal-Mart is slashing prices, selling 12-pound turkeys for less than $5 each as the discounter looks to appeal to shoppers preparing for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, building on its plan, announced last month, to slash prices in its U.S. Wal-Mart stores every week until Christmas.