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The Insider Loving bacon to death From the makers of bacon mayonnaise, bacon air freshener and even bacon lubricant (don’t ask), the owners of Seattle-based J&D Foods say they’re “putting the ‘fun’ back in funerals,” with a $2,999 casket (shipping not included) painted to look like it is wrapped in bacon. The Bacon Coffi n is “for people who love bacon to death,” according to the owners, Justin Esch and David Lefkow. A release announcing the new product states: “Yes, this is really real.” It goes on to describe the product’s exterior bacon-like shading and the interior’s adjustable bed and mattress, complete with ivory crepe coffin linens. The owners say they’re sure this wasn’t the most tasteful product to roll out. “We’re probably going to hell for this one,” they write. ■ OVER HERD “What we’re going through is not something any other companies want to… have to endure.” — Regina Roth, executive vice president of Beef Products Inc., on the controversy surrounding the company’s practice of manufacturing lean finely textured beef using ammonium hydroxide to eliminate pathogens. Chicken McNugget almost sells for $8,100 on eBay The Associated Press recently reported a Nebraska woman sold a three-year-old McDonald’s Chicken McNugget that resembles President George Washington for $8,100 on eBay. The McNugget was sold by Rebekah Speight of Dakota City for a fund drive to help raise $15,000 and send 50 children to summer camp in Sioux City. Speight says three years ago during a visit to McDonald’s, her children didn’t eat one Chicken McNugget. She saw Washington’s resemblance in the nugget so she put it it in her freezer. But the winning bidder has backed out. Last we heard, Speight was considering selling the nugget to the runner-up for $8,000. ■ ‘Founder’s Room’ debuts at Tyson corporate Tyson Foods’ corporate headquarters now houses the new 1,500-sq.-ft. Founder’s Room, a museum-like exhibit that chronicles Tyson’s evolution PRIME RIBBING Cartoon by Bob Bliss Don Tyson (left) and father John W. Tyson (Photo courtesy of Tyson Foods) from a home-based business to one of the world’s largest meat companies. The exhibit encompasses 77 years of company history and includes more than 300 photos and other memorabilia. The project honors a request from the late Don Tyson who wanted a space that would provide a glimpse at the company’s history and honor its founder, John W. Tyson. The project involved a small design company named Circa, operated by Todd and Tracy Johnson, as well as a committee of Tyson associates led by Archie Schaffer III and Heather Chilson. ■ 114 • Meat&Poultry • April 2012 •

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - April 2012

Meat&Poultry - April 2012
Table of Contents
Commentary - Assassinating effective technology
Business Notes - LFTB fallout continues
Business Notes - Thompson to CEO of McDonald’s
Business Notes - Introducing: NAMA
Business Notes - Group to acquire Burger King restaurants
Business Notes - JBS may leave Argentina
Business Notes - JBS Q4 earnings advance despite Pilgrim’s Pride loss
Business Notes - Tyson addresses its strategy and stance on LFTB
Washington - Family farm labor pains
Cover Story - Team builder
Food Safety - Full speed ahead
CEO Series - Executive experience
Ground Beef - Burger nirvana
Meat Processing - Operations & Engineering
Flooring - Building a solid foundation
Contract Sanitation - Focus on plant sanitation
Sanitation Tips (Consejos de Sanidad) - Cleaning compounds
Sanitation Tips - Be cautious with chemicals
Packaging Solutions - Sandwich success
Ingredient Issues - ‘Real food’ nutrition
Ingredient Trends - Tracking global ingredient trends
Small Business Matters - Remote possibilities
Leadership Development - Creating future leaders
From the Corral - On-farm handling
Labor - Balancing and bargaining act
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
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Meat&Poultry - April 2012