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·         Sen. Franken Visits Hormel Institute To Discuss Potential Budget Cuts

… Associate Director of The Hormel Institute, Ann Bode says the institute receives about 95% of their funding for research through NIH...

 

·         Hormel donating items to waste facility

The city of Austin is getting a little bit of help from its biggest company…

 

·         US foodservice firm brings out all-natural meat ingredients line

 

 

Sen. Franken Visits Hormel Institute To Discuss Potential Budget Cuts

 

KAAL TV (MN)

April 20, 2017

 

(ABC 6 News)--Senator Al Franken stopped by The Hormel Institute in Austin to not only discuss President Trump's proposed budget but listen to what leaders here have to say about it.

 

"These are all very valuable meetings these kinds of community meetings," said Franken.

 

Potential cuts could include grants for medical research and potentially cut the budget of the National Institutes of Health by nearly 20%.

 

"Which would be very detrimental to the research being done here, detrimental to employment here in Austin, detrimental to patients. The research they're doing here on cancer and cancer prevention and treatment is going to save lives," said Franken.

 

Associate Director of The Hormel Institute, Ann Bode says the institute receives about 95% of their funding for research through NIH...

 

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http://www.kaaltv.com/news/senator-al-franken-hormel-institute-budget-cuts/4458909/

 

 

Hormel donating items to waste facility

 

By Jason Schoonover, Austin Daily Herald (MN)

April 20, 2017

 

The city of Austin is getting a little bit of help from its biggest company.

 

Hormel Foods Corp. donated cabinets, countertops, two fume hoods and two exhaust fans with motors from its old R&D facility to the city for its Waste Water Treatment Facility. The items were valued at $16,500.

 

“It would be much greater than that should we try to go purchase it brand new, so a great donation from the Hormel company,” Public Works Director Steven Lang said.

 

The lab at the city treatment facility was built in 1939 and underwent updates in 1959, but city officials said it’s in need of updates...

 

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http://www.austindailyherald.com/2017/04/hormel-donating-items-to-waste-facility/

 

 

US foodservice firm brings out all-natural meat ingredients line

 

By Oscar Rousseau, GlobalMeatNews

18-Apr-2017

 

Meat producer Burke Corporation has cooked up a line of clean ingredients as the company aims to position itself as an “innovative leader” in America’s pizza toppings supply industry.

 

Iowa-based cooked meat manufacturer Burke Corporation has launched a line of all-natural meat ingredients that the company has said contain no artificial ingredients and have been processed less than their other meats products.

 

The new brand is the 16th portfolio that Burke Corporation will now be able to offer the foodservice and prepared foods industry in the US.

 

The ‘Made Simple’ range includes a number of sausage crumbles, beef toppings, meatballs, uncured meats such as pepperoni and salami, and a chicken sausage with parmesan and sun-dried tomato.

 

Clean label demand

 

Burke Corporation said the range was “perfect” for businesses looking to sell simpler or cleaner foods. This comes as the company said cleaner labels could mean “bigger business”, as 79% of US consumers have said they read ingredient labels on food packaging, according to a Technomic report quoted by the company.

 

Citing different research from a webinar hosted by Pizza Marketplace in 2016, the company said 82% of food buyers agreed the term ‘clean label’ had an influence on purchasing decisions...

 

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http://mobile.globalmeatnews.com/Products/US-foodservice-firm-brings-out-all-natural-meat-ingredients-line

 

 

Hormel Foods buys Burke Corp for $110 mln

 

Reuters

Thu Aug 23, 2007 | 7:41am EDT

 

Aug 23 Hormel Foods Corp (HRL.N) said it acquired privately held Burke Corp, which makes and sells pizza-toppings and other fully-cooked meat products, for about $110 million.

 

In a statement, the maker of Spam luncheon meat said it expects the deal to add to its fiscal 2008 earnings.

 

(Reporting by Shikhar Balwani in Bangalore)

 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/burke-takeover-hormel-idUSWNAS273220070823