At the Annual Meat Conference in Charlotte in April, Keith made the case in a presentation for the benefits and pitfalls of case-ready meat and poultry products. Keith presented statistics that showed case ready meats in retail stores have more than doubled in three years from 500 million packages in 1997 to 1.2 billion in 2000.
Keith will discuss topics such as:
- Food safety benefits of case ready meat and poultry products
- The driving forces behind the surge in case ready meat and poultry products
- The most popular types of packaging used
- Whether there is a cost savings benefit in using case ready products
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