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Brandy Cleveland, Mark Frenzel, and Benjy Mikel at Reciprocal Meat Conference

Reciprocal Meat Conference 2018 – The Family Reunion Paraphrased from Dr. Dana Hanson at North Carolina State University:“Something you’ll never hear at the Reciprocal Meat Conference – I sure would like some more kale salad!” The Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) is an annual conference that allows any and all members of the meat industry to…

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JRW Regional Sales Manager William Patton Blog

Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. This is important because oxidation, the exposure to oxygen, creates a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that could damage cells. The term is generally classified into two categories: Industrial Chemicals (added to prevent oxidation, also known as spoilage) and…

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Amongst the many changing drifts of 2018, the food industry will continue to see certain trends continue and new trends develop as demographics and purchasing power shifts amongst food buyers. With Boomers becoming a secondary market to Millennials, not only will product mix and composition change but also the method of purchase. Some trends to…

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JRW Regional Sales Manager Brandy Cleveland on Functional Food Ingredients

Don’t all food ingredients technically have a “function”? Well, yes. But this is what the industry means by “functional” ingredient: Ingredients that introduce or improve certain quality characteristics (Non-Meat Ingredients). These quality characteristics include, but are not limited to: Flavor Texture Color Preservation Water-binding Often, these ingredients are used in minute quantities in the overall…

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A lot of food manufacturers are being asked by their customers for clean label options. Some are even asking to completely transition to clean label versions of their existing products. Many times, this request is met with some confusion as to what the term “clean label” really means. The answer is: It means different things…

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Whitney Houston once sang “learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all”. JRW takes great pride in providing excellence of service by caring for each of our customers. With “world class service” being true to our foundation, it stands to reason that we must also see the importance of caring for our…

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