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USDA Banning 6 Types Of E. Coli From Ground Beef
2011-09-13 13:17:31

  According to multiple media reports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to add six types of E. coli bacteria to its list of adulterants that are banned from being sold in raw beef. The USDA said it will be focusing on six other strains of E. coli that have been found in food in recent years and have made people sick the same way the O157:H7 strain can. A report by the Wall Street Journal said the new USDA plan was set to take effect in March 2012 after a...

2011-07-19 07:25:00

Eat less meat and cheese, both for your health and for the environment, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG calculates that if every American goes without meat and cheese for just one day out of the week, it would be the same as the country driving 91 billion fewer miles a year. The report brings together statistics from various previous studies that say eating meat can be an important source of protein and vitamins when eaten in moderation. "The goal...

2011-04-13 00:00:29

Partnership announced at 2011 AMI Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention and Exposition Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 12, 2011 Today, Alchemy Systems, the leader in innovative training solutions for the global workforce, and the American Meat Institute (AMI) announced plans to release updated versions of AMI's humane animal handling training courses. Since 1944, the AMI Foundation has served the meat industry by creating and disseminating best practices for humane animal handling and stunning....

2011-04-07 10:20:00

Without Inspectors, Meat and Poultry Plants May Not Operate WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Meat Institute (AMI) today urged the Obama administration to classify meat and poultry inspectors as essential personnel who are not subject to work stoppage if the government shuts down due to the ongoing budget impasses. The message was delivered in a letter to President Obama and copied to key Congressional leaders. Under federal law, meat and poultry plants...

2011-02-10 14:17:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next president of the National Chicken Council will be Mike Brown, currently senior vice president for legislative affairs of the American Meat Institute, NCC Chairman Bernard Leonard announced today. Brown will join NCC in March to succeed George Watts, who is retiring after 38 years as president. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110210/DC46335) "The search committee considered many qualified candidates before...

2010-10-21 11:55:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 104,000 Americans could lose their jobs if a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory proposal is finalized, according to a study conducted by John Dunham and Associates and commissioned by the American Meat Institute (AMI). The study highlights the vast potential damage that could be done to livestock producers, meat packers and American consumers and workers should USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.