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S H REDD ING RED DING FOR SU CCESS Pulled and shredded meat products reflect passion for barbecue in convenient form By Lynn Petrak he refrigerated meats category may be going to shreds, but that's not such a bad thing. Shredded and pulled meat products encompassing different proteins and sauces are, in another real and literal way, a hot commodity. In addition to new product introductions, the sector is benefitting from overall interest in barbecue. On the foodservice side, barbecue remains a big trend. According to market research firm Technomic, the barbecue category within fast-casual chain restaurants is a $141 million business, continually growing in popularity. The National Restaurant Association kept barbecue on its list of "What's Hot in 2014", which was determined by a survey of culinary professionals. In that survey, nearly two-thirds (63%) of foodservice industry respondents agreed that barbecue is a perennial favorite.

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