Arrowsight Honored with American Meat Institute 2011 Supplier of the Year Award
The Supplier or the Year Award is given to the supplier member of AMI that truly partners with meat and poultry processors to help achieve industry goals
Tyson: Advancements in Auditing
Meat processing and packing plants began to use remote video auditing (RVA) from Arrowsight in the early 2000s. CEO Adam Aronson began his work in the meat industry in 2002. The company launched its first pilots in 2004, and those would become the services now offered in processing and packing plants around the world. Arrowsight’s RVA applications include risk mitigation within animal welfare, food safety, quality bio-security, worker safety and margin applications such as yields, throughputs and labor optimization.
NAMA Members Memo
NAMA is committed to the proper handling of livestock and works proactively with the meat industry as well as technology and service providers to support compliance with all animal handling requirements. The Arrowsight RVA system for animal handling applications has been successfully utilized in many slaughter facilities throughout the US and Canada over the last several years. Arrowsight works within the AMI Guidelines and under PAACO training and certification, to implement custom programs for improved coaching through sampled remote video auditing and performance reporting feedback
Tyson Foods Rolls Out High-Tech, High-Touch Animal Welfare Program
Company leads with industry’s most extensive video monitoring program, animal well-being specialists, and controlled atmosphere stunning
USDA Food and Safety: FSIS Announces Compliance Guide for In-Plant Video Monitoring
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the availability of the final guidelines to assist in meat and poultry establishments that want to improve operations by using RVA
Video Auditing Goes Mainstream
Good animal handling requires constant vigilance.
Temple Grandin: Getting back to basics
Recently I was talking to a person who works on livestock handling at packing plants. Plant management had installed a lamp on their restrainer entrance to facilitate animal entry. Adding the lamp made it possible to greatly reduce electric prod use. Using lamps to illuminate dark places is a subject I have talked about many times
Tyson's chicken cams will be monitored for animal cruelty
Tyson Foods said Wednesday that it will open the video streams of its poultry farms to an outside company to validate that no animal cruelty is taking place.
Cameras are already in action to monitor all 33 of the food giants' poultry facilities around the U.S., but they haven't been available for viewing by outsiders.
Arrowsight continues RVA innovation
Arrowsight’s RVA has been adopted successfully by some of the largest players in the processing industry. Companies like JBS, Cargill and Hormel, just to name a few, all use an Arrowsight program in slaughter facilities. Dr. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., well-known animal welfare expert and MEAT+POULTRY columnist endorses the system and helped Arrowsight with the design. The company is now moving to the next level in RVA.
WSJ: Meat Firms Use Video to Curb Contamination
Meat companies are turning to video surveillance cameras in an effort to reduce E. coli and other contamination inside processing plants. The new technique allows remote auditors to watch whether plant workers follow safety protocols aimed at reducing the spread of deadly bacteria.
CSNBC: Former Trader Finds Bull Market Watching Cows
The journey and background on Arrowsight’s success with RVA in animal farms
Agroterrorism: Managing Risk In The Food Supply Chain
“…terrorism experts see agroterrorism, defines as the intentional contamination of the food supply with a goal of terrorizing the population…“
XL Foods adds RVA to the new food safety protocols
Hidden cameras discovered in NSW piggery
The owners of a piggery in Young say they are considering taking further action against the people who placed hidden cameras in their pig sheds.
Maple Leaf Foods to use video auditing
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Maple Leaf Foods is adopting new measures to improve its animal welfare practices, including remote video auditing. The company unveiled its formal Animal Care Commitment, which details the company’s principles, goals and initiatives toward becoming a “leader in animal care.”
Arrowsight Reinforces Hygiene, from story Meatpacking to Fast Food
Mike Siemens, Cargill’s head of animal welfare husbandry, encourages the 19,000 employees working double shifts in the company’s 10 North American beef processing plants to compete against each other. But instead of rewarding workers for the fastest production, Siemens gives pizza parties and gift certificates to those who properly sterilize their butchering knives and treat cattle humanely.
Keeping a Watchful Eye on the Food We Eat
JBS Plays a leading role in advancing food safety with third party RVA
“We installed 16 cameras, split between animal handling areas and key food safety-related positions along the hide removal line on the dressing floor.”