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Hormel Foods Corporation is an American food company based in Austin, Minnesota that produces Spam luncheon meat. The company was founded as George A. Hormel & Company in Austin by George A. Hormel in 1891. It changed its name to Hormel Foods in 1993.Hormel sells food under many brands, including the Chi-Chi's, Dinty Moore, Farmer John, Herdez, Jennie-O, Lloyd's, Muscle Milk, Skippy, SPAM, La Victoria and Stagg brands, as well as under its own name. The company is listed on the Fortune 500. Wikipedia.

Hormel Foods | Date: 2014-05-28

A method for smoking meat comprises applying a dry smoke powder to an exterior surface of a meat to create a treated meat, inserting the treated meat into a cooking bag, sealing the cooking bag to create a bagged meat, and cooking the bagged meat with steam to a desired internal temperature of the meat.

A method for coating a food product comprises placing a food product including fat and moisture in a vacuum mixer, applying low temperature heat to the food product to create a heated food product, the low temperature heat being below a melting point of the fat in the food product, applying vacuum to the heated food product, adding a first flavoring to the vacuum mixer, and applying vacuum to the heated food product and the first flavoring to create a first coated food product.

An extended shelf life sandwich and a method of forming the sandwich is provided. The method includes processing meat to be used in the sandwich. The processing includes: applying a humectant to a meat; acidulating the meat; drying the meat until a water activity of no less than 0.85 is achieved. The process is completed by wrapping the processed meat into a bread-type product.

Hormel Foods | Date: 2013-03-12

A fire searing process for meat comprises cooking meat in an oven and then at least crust-freezing the meat in a freezer. The oven has a temperature of at least 1500 F., and the meat is cooked in the oven for approximately 10 seconds to 3 minutes. The meat is cooked to a depth of approximately 0.25 to 25% of the meat extending into an inner surface of the meat from an outer surface of the meat to form a crust-like portion proximate the outer surface of the meat. The meat is then at least crust-frozen in a freezer having a temperature of approximately 35 to 0 F. for approximately 1 to 6 minutes. The freezer prevents the meat from being further cooked to preserve the crust-like portion proximate the outer surface of the meat.

News Article | October 30, 2015
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hormel Foods Sales LLC is recalling 153 cases of peanut butter made at its Little Rock, Arkansas, factory because of the potential for metal shavings in the jars. The company issued a statement Thursday saying 153 cases of reduced fat creamy Skippy brand peanut butter may contain small pieces of metal discovered during an in-line magnet check. The products were inadvertently shipped to Publix, Target and Wal-Mart distribution centers in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Caroline, Delaware and Arkansas. The recall is for 16.3 ounce jars with a "Best if Used By" date of DEC1416LR1 and a UPC code of 37600-10500. Customers can return the jars to the store where they were purchased or call 866-475-4779. Hormel said it hasn't received any reports of injuries.

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