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2010-09-10 08:47:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- At last, dogs had a day to celebrate their passion for bacon! On Saturday, Sept. 4, in observance of International Bacon Day, four-legged, pork-loving maniacs attended the Beggin'® Bacon Bash and declared their obsession for bacon. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/purina/46049/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100910/MM61550 ) (Photo:...

2010-09-03 10:09:00

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Recipe, a pork rind leader produced by Rudolph Foods - one of the world's largest manufacturers of pork rinds - is launching their first Win The Ultimate Mancave contest from September 15 through November 30. Entrants in the southeast region are encouraged to share photos or video of their mancave along with a description for the chance to win a "man space" makeover. The contest is being held as a salute to the mancave dwellers that...

2010-09-02 08:44:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that football season is here, sideline chefs are suiting up for the time-honored tradition of tailgating. To make sure the action off the field matches the excitement on the field, celebrity chef Michael Symon and America's pork producers are helping football fanatics sizzle with winning pork tips and flavorful recipes. Whether gametime lineups call for grilled favorites like brats, chops and ribs, or crowd-pleasing, make-and-take all-stars,...

2010-08-09 15:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today reported higher revenues and net income for the second quarter 2010 from the second quarter 2009. Second quarter 2010 and recent highlights: -- Net sales revenues increased 33 percent in the three months ended June 30, 2010 to $215.1 million from $161.8 million in the second quarter 2009....

2010-07-26 06:00:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, July 26 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today announced it will construct a new slaughtering and processing plant, low temperature prepared pork plant, logistics center, and research & development center in Nong'an county in the Jilin province of China. Zhongpin expects to invest about US$ 61.5 million in the new facility. The new...

2010-06-15 05:55:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED, NYSE Alternext: ALHOG), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, today announced an agreement on terms for the stocking of the first phase of the Xinyu production pod starting in the fourth quarter of 2010 with PIC (Pig Improvement Company), a division of Genus PLC (LSE: GNS). This stocking will include 16,800 high health-breeding females and the Grand Parent stock to...

2010-06-15 07:04:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With the grates greased, the tanks filled and the tongs polished, summer grilling season is officially underway. To make this season extra special, celebrity chef, Melissa d'Arabian, and America's pork producers are searching for the grill master with the greatest groupies in the National Pork Board's "Calling All Grillers with Groupies" contest. The winner will have a chance to cook alongside Melissa during the New York City Wine & Food...

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2010-05-18 06:10:00

US researchers revealed a study on Monday that showed meats such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Unprocessed meats, including beef, pork and lamb appeared not to raise the risk of heart attacks and diabetes, the researchers said, suggesting that salt and preservatives may be the real cause of the serious health problems associated with eating meat. The study, which was taken from analysis of other research, did not look...

2010-04-09 06:00:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, April 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it will open its new premium pork oil plant on April 12, 2010. The new plant is located within the Zhongpin Food Industrial Park in Changge, Henan province, China. Mr. Xianfu Zhu, Chairman and CEO of Zhongpin, said, "In addition to increasing our brand identity, core competencies,...

2010-03-24 16:00:00

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it has started to expand and further improve its pork plant located in the city of Anyang in Henan province. Zhongpin will invest about $6.3 million to further improve the plant's pre-cooling room and equipment and to expand the plant's production capacity for chilled pork. With the expansion,...


Latest Pork Reference Libraries

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

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2006-09-12 10:21:28

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is usually given the scientific name Sus scrofa, though some authors call it S. domesticus, reserving S. scrofa for the wild boar. It was domesticated approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Pigs are found across Europe, the Middle East and extend into Asia as far as Indonesia and Japan. The distinction between wild and domestic animals is slight, and domestic pigs have become feral in many parts of the world (for example, New Zealand) and caused...

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