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Meat Tenderness Affected By Chilling Method
2012-09-01 06:19:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Meat scientists report that a method of chilling meat could affect the tenderness of pork. The results of this study were recently published in the Journal of Animal Science. Wait, MEAT SCIENTISTS? Apparently, yes. There's even an association, the American Meat Science Association. According to the organization, meat scientists "create and apply science to efficiently provide safe and high quality meat, poultry, fish/seafood, and...

2012-08-08 10:26:18

BEIJING and CHANGGE, China, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin" or the "Company," Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today reported higher sales revenues and lower net income for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared with the second quarter 2011. Second quarter 2012 highlights: Total sales revenues increased 11.4% to $408.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 from $366.5 million...

2012-07-12 02:29:29

DES MOINES, Iowa, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the summer months, getting a delicious dinner on the table is still a priority -- but spending hours over a hot stove definitely isn't. Home cooks seeking flavorful meals that require minimal effort and time in the kitchen should look no further than pulled pork, the ultimate summer meal solution. And with the help of another kitchen ally, the slow cooker, pulled pork is a surprisingly easy preparation that cooks can simply walk away from,...

2012-07-09 10:20:12

LIMA, Ohio, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rudolph Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds, and ShurTech Brands, LLC., makers of Duck® brand duct tape, are preparing to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation (NTDA) Week September 16-22, 2012 with an eight-week campaign that begins July 2, and celebrates the spirit of the American truck driver. In the campaign, drivers can show their appreciation for pork rinds and duct tape through a unique video contest whereby they...

2012-06-20 02:29:53

WUHAN CITY, China, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Tianli Agritech, Inc. (NASDAQ: OINK - News) ("Tianli" or "the Company"), a leading producer of breeder and market hogs, and retailer of pork products, headquartered in Wuhan City, China, today announced that the Company is refocusing its retail expansion strategy. In conjunction with the revised strategy, Tianli terminated its exclusive agreement with An Puluo Food, Inc. ("An Puluo") executed on March 29, 2011. Tianli and An Puluo Foods...

2012-05-09 10:27:00

BEIJING and CHANGGE, China, May 9, 2012 /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 sales revenues and lower net income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared with the first quarter 2011. First Quarter 2012 highlights: Sales revenues increased 31% to $374.1 million in the first quarter 2012 from $285.8 million in the first quarter 2011. Net income...

Genes May Explain Why Some People Don't Like  Meat
2012-05-03 06:12:52

If you don't like the taste of pork, the reason may be that your genes cause you to smell the meat more intensely, according to a new study. Duke University Medical Center scientists, working with colleagues in Norway, found that about 70 percent of people have two functional copies of a gene linked to an odor receptor that detects a compound in male mammals called androstenone, which is common in pork. People with one or no functional copies of the gene can tolerate the scent of...

2012-05-02 02:28:40

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, May 2, 2012 /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 its 2012 proxy statement and its Chairman's annual letter to shareholders are available in the investor relations section of its website at www.zpfood.com. The Chairman's letter to shareholders is included in Zhongpin's 2011 annual report to shareholders. The proxy statement is...

Study Suggests Bacon Could Help Treat Arthritis
2012-04-01 14:31:00

This story was originally published on April 1st, 2012 as part of an April Fool's Day prank and promotion. It should in no way be considered as "real" news. Researchers from a prominent American university believe that they have discovered an unusual (and very tasty) way to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) -- bacon. In studies conducted at Minnesota State University (MSU) in Minneapolis, lead author and biology professor Marty Lunde and colleagues found that those who...

2012-03-01 06:12:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "On March 1, nutrition labels will be required on ground meat and poultry packages and on or near major cuts of meat and poultry sold in supermarkets. This nutrition information will confirm for consumers what the latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recently said: that lean meat and poultry products are an important part of a healthy balanced diet. This final rule has been in progress for more than a decade, and the meat and poultry...


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...

42_43e9fe72926526557c320ce95a8819fe
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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