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Success is a Matter of System business notes COOL opponents vow to press on US Dept. of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) call to finalize a March 12 proposed rule on country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat and poultry products is “incomprehensible and recklessly disregards the potential adverse retaliatory trade responses from Canada and Mexico”— particularly since it contains no changes despite a massive outpouring of concern from affected companies and major trading partners, in the view of the American Meat Institute. Responding to complaints by Mexico and Canada, a World Trade Organization panel previously determined the 2009 version of Mandatory COOL violated the United States’ WTO obligations. In March 2013, USDA proposed a new rule the agency claimed would bring the US into compliance, Maximizing Profits with CSB-System Software Solutions but this proposal was more burdensome than the original 2009 rule, which With more than 35 years of experience, CSB34 System is the leading provider of innovative software solutions for the protein industry. Our industry specific fully integrated solutions provide our global client base with long-lasting competitive advantages by increasing efficiency, reducing costs and maximizing profits. Dopp, AMI senior vice president of regulatory affairs and counsel, said, “It Integrated. Pre-Configured. Tailored to your Business. versely affect certain operations — especially in the Pacific Northwest, Texas During an AMI teleconference held in Washington on May 23, Mark is very disappointing that the department decided to move forward with this final rule, not taking into account the lengthy and extensive comments that were filed pointing out the very significant problems to the proposal published back in March.” Dopp said the industry presented a compelling case of how this will adand other areas. “It’s interesting to note the agency said in the preamble that the incre- CSB-System software provides resources for: Traceability and Recall Management Scale, Labelling and Scanning Solutions Yield Management and Product Costing Gross Margin Analysis Inventory Management Systems Batch Processing Management Livestock Solutions Enterprise Resource Planning Take advantage of our expertise - contact us in order to learn more about our state-of-the-art software solutions for the protein industry. Scan the QR code for more information! is now in effect, AMI stated. mental economic benefits from labeling of production steps, which is one of the key elements of the final rule, will be comparatively small relative to those discussed in the mid-2009 final rule,” Dopp said. Another aspect of the rule that’s extremely disappointing is it immediately goes into effect upon publication in the Federal Register. “It also means everybody in the industry who will be affected is going to have to begin making changes [in order to comply], he said.” ■ Triumph Foods to expand pork facility Triumph Foods announced plans for a $7.5 million expansion at the company’s St. Joseph, Mo., pork plant. The project will add 11,000 sq. ft. to the facility in addition to new equipment. The expansion will add about 105 new jobs. This is the second major expansion for the pork processor and exporter. In October 2012, the company announced plans to build a 30,000 sq.-ft. ad- CSB-System International, Inc. USA Contact us: (800) 852-9977 contactus@csb-system.comJune 2013 12 • Meat&Poultry • 010_MP_June13_Biz Notes.indd 12 dition at a cost of $9.5 million. The company employs 2,800 people and processes more than 5 million hogs annually. ■ • 6/6/2013 4:24:19 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - June 2013

Meat&Poultry - June 2013
Table of Contents
Commentary - Now, we're cookin'
Business Notes - China’s Shuanghui makes bid for Smithfield
JBS posts $112.8M in Q1 earnings
COOL opponents vow to press on
Triumph Foods to expand pork facility
Hormel income dips on Jennie-O results, acquisitions
Washington - What’s in a name?
BBQ Report - Low & slow is red hot
BBQ Report - Carnivorous curriculum
Packaging Solutions - Consistency counts
Meat Processing Operations & Engineering - Small but savvy
Rooted in meat
Pushing pests out
Sanitation Tips - Usual suspects
CEO Series - Fit to lead
Ingredient Solutions - Meat makeover
Meat Perspectives - HAACP and more
From the Corral - STUNNING evidence
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - June 2013