Meat&Poultry - August 2013 - (Page 94)

The Insider Royal inspection On July 22, the day his first grandson (George Alexander Louis) was born in London, Prince Charles (Philip Arthur George), 64, the Prince of Wales, was busy meeting with some meat inspectors 200 miles away on a previously booked engagement. Prince Charles was in Dovecot Park in Pontrefact, West Yorkshire, where he reportedly dutifully toured a meat-packing OVERherd “Chinese regulators would laugh at you if you said, ‘Well, I’ll just buy Shuanghui.’” —Sen. Mike Johanns (R- Neb.), during a Senate Ag Committee hearing to consider whether there has been adequate federal review of the acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China’s Shuanghui International. Johanns said Congress is concerned because regulators in China would not approve the acquisition of a Chinese company by a US firm. plant. US Weekly reported that Prince Charles was “looking askance at a cow head, dubiously inspecting a conveyer belt of steaks, and generally having a fun, goofy time,” while at the facility. Hyena cravings Stem-cell burger After much hoopla, scientists from the Univ. of Maastricht in The People throughout Saudi Arabia are proving the demand for hyena meat is Netherlands unveiled a hamburger nothing to laugh about. As a result of more hyena meat being eaten there, grown from bovine stem cells. Taste hyenas are becoming extinct, warned The International Business Times. The testers sampled the burger during International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the striped an online press conference from hyena as “near threatened” in 2008 when its population fell below 10,000. West London. Google co-founder, Hyenas are native to north and east Africa, the Middle East and central Sergey Brin provided $300,000 to Asia. IUCN said humans posed a major threat by poisoning the animals and hunting them for use in traditional medicines. But hyenas are now fund the project. The lab-grown burger is the under threat from people using them as a food source in Saudi Arabia. creation of Prof. Mark Post. Post Under Islamic law, hyena meat is considered halal. In addition, a source in and his team created the burger the article said, “Hyena meat has a unique taste and has an effect that is from stem cells taken from cow stronger than well-known aphrodisiacs.” muscle. The cells grew with the aid of nutrients and eventually developed into strips of muscle. Officials said commercial production of cultured beef could become a reality within 10 to 20 years and it is one possible solution to helping solve a looming food crisis and combat climate change. 94 • Meat&Poultry • August 2013 •

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Meat&Poultry - August 2013
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Commentary - Beyond foodies
Business Notes - Boyle to step down from AMI leadership
Cobb-Vantress strengthens position in China
Pilgrim’s Pride earnings surge in Q2
Arson suspected in Valley Meat Co. fire
Northern Beef Packers lays off workers
New issues arise around Smithfield/Shuanghui deal
Washington - Horse slaughter storm rages on
Legends of Deli
Deli Report
Gluten-free Growth
Deli packaging dynamics
Competitive edge
Meat Processing Operations & Engineering - Wild about turkey!
Cargill turkey operations gets new president
Tricks of the trade
Sanitation Tips - Equipment selection
Listeria alert
Small Business Matters - On a mission
Show Preview - Packing 'em in
From the Corral - Relieving painful practices
Product Showcase
Names in the News
Classified Advertising
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Meat&Poultry - August 2013