Drovers TV: Packing Plant Sells; Vegetarian Name Survey

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Sprouts 2016 Grocery Store ( Wyatt Bechtel )

The nation’s fourth largest beef packer is growing and consumers are surveyed on the use of vegetarian products bearing meat labeling. For more on these stories watch the AgDay video above or read the following news brief links.

National Beef Acquires Iowa Premium

The move by National Beef, the fourth largest beef packer in the U.S., to purchase Iowa Premium Beef adds additional 1,100 head per day of packing capacity to the company.

Should Vegetarian Products Be Allowed Meat-Related Names?

A survey of consumers in the U.S. and the United Kingdom found that only 25% of respondents believe manufacturers of vegetarian products should not be permitted to use meat-related names like sausage, burger or steak.

Interestingly, vegans were the most in support of banning the use of meat-based names for vegetarian products with 33% saying that names used for meat shouldn’t be used in vegetarian products. The polling was done by Surveygoo and the data was released by Ingredient Communications.