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BUSINESS NOTES DUBRETON TO BOOST CRATE-FREE PRODUCTION Privately owned Canadian pork producer DuBreton announced plans to increase its production of crate-free pigs by an additional 300,000 animals by 2018. DuBreton expects to invest C$30 million ($22.45 million) in the initiative. To achieve its goal, DuBreton will work with 300 family farms in Ontario and Quebec Canada to adopt the company's Certified Humane Raised and Handled pork production practices. The company said family farms will play a significant role in sustaining this type of pork production. As a niche market, producers are struggling to keep pace with growing consumer demand for meat products sourced from humanely raised animals. Major Canadian pork producers already have started converting to group housing systems. In 2013, Olymel LP announced plans to phase out gestation crates from its pork production operations by 2022. Maple Leaf Foods plans to convert its sow barns to open housing by 2017. NATHAN'S FAMOUS LAUNCHES TENDER OFFER Nathan's Famous Inc., Jericho, NY, announced a Dutch tender offer to repurchase up to 500,000 shares of the company's outstanding common stock. The maximum aggregate purchase price is set at $18 million. "The company's directors and executive officers do not intend to participate in the offer and do not intend to tender any of their shares, except that the company has been advised that the Petrocelli Family Foundation, a charitable organization, may sell up to 20,000 shares in the offer," the company said in a news release. A.F. Petrocelli, a director of Nathan's Famous, will continue to be one of the largest shareholders in the company even with the sale of 20,000 shares. Nathan's Famous currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam and 10 foreign countries. The company recently launched a design refresh in addition to a reduced-fat beef frank. In 2014, the John Morrell Food Group, a business unit of Smithfield Foods Inc., entered into a licensing agreement with Nathan's Famous to bring Nathan's branded hot dogs, sausages and corned beef products to retailers nationwide. For the latest news or to register to receive M + P's daily e-newsletters, visit MEATPOULTRY.com BUY AMERICAN! MADE LQ AMERICA by AMERICANS WRAP AROUNDS BUTCHER F R OC K S & LAB C OAT S PROUDLY SERVING THE MEAT & POULTRY INDUSTRY FOR OVER 22 YEARS HIGHEST QUALITY - LOW PRICES - FAST & PERSONAL SERVICE BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER! FREE SAMPLE AVAILABLE American Quality in Every Stitch Call Brenda Today Omni Apparel, Inc. * 113 Kingsbridge Drive, Carrollton, GA 30117 Local 770-838-1008 * Fax 770-838-1038 * e-mail: oapparel@bellsouth.net * www.omniapparel.com 12 MEAT+ POULTRY | 10.15 | www.meatpoultry.com TOLL-FREE 1-800-951-COAT (2628) http://www.MEATPOULTRY.com http://www.omniapparel.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MEAT+POULTRY - October 2015

MEAT+POULTRY - October 2015
TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMMENTARY - Barbecue royalty
BUSINESS NOTES - JENNIE-O POISED FOR BEEF BATTLE
CARGILL TO SELL TEXAS PLANT
INDIANA PACKERS TO EXPAND PORK PLANT
TYSON FRESH MEATS TO ADD JOBS IN COUNCIL BLUFFS
TYSON DEFENDS ANIMAL WELFARE PRACTICES
DUBRETON TO BOOST CRATE-FREE PRODUCTION
NATHAN’S FAMOUS LAUNCHES TENDER OFFER
WASHINGTON - Analyzing antibiotics
COVER STORY - BEYOND BACON
PLANT TOUR - Bacon beginnings
BACON PROCESSING - Butcher appeal
PACKAGING SOLUTIONS - On 'board'
Bacon meets HPP
RECALLING KATRINA - PART 2: TIME HEALS
POST-KATRINA - Meat markets make their mark
AT INTRALOX - Employees stepped up in the face of disaster
ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - Decade of Drama
FOOD SAFETY - Controlling contaminants
INGREDIENT ISSUES - Lasting longer, safely
SANITATION TIPS - Personal protective equipment
SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - Growth pains in the Plains
MEAT-MINDED - Bo's penchant for protein
CONFERENCE PREVIEW - Positive outlook
LABOR - Understanding equal employment
SHOWCASE
NAMES IN THE NEWS
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISERS
THE INSIDER

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