Pizazz on the show floor
For the first time, this year’s Meat Conference included a sizeable exhibit hall where producers, manufacturers and related companies could show off their products. The conference took place in Nashville, Tenn., last month.
Above: SugarCreek served up a variety of samples from its food truck.
Everson Spice hit on all the latest trends — meal ideas, ethnic cuisine, gluten-free — with its display of added-value items.
Tyson is combining separate added value programs for beef and pork under one label called Crafted Creations. The cook-in-bag products highlight ease and convenience as well as affordability. Varieties include a dry rub Smokehouse for pork and skillet-ready seasoned beef for fajitas.
Nature’s Reserve displayed prepackaged beef kebabs.
Purdue promoted new products like its humanely raised, gluten-free chicken nuggets.
Some exhibitors, like Southern River Farms, kept it simple to highlight what was most important: the meat.
On the side
Other exhibitors showed off products that could accompany meat, such as sauces or packaged mashed potatoes.