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2013-05-02 12:26:25

New Page Debuts as a Central Location for Carnivores to Celebrate Meat WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meat.  It has been a part of our diets for millions of years. It inspires celebration from bacon festivals to Meat Week to meat art and now it has inspired a Facebook page, where meat and poultry lovers can gather as a community to celebrate all that meat and poultry have to offer. Simply called "Meat," the page is a place for the meat and poultry lovers of the...

2012-04-24 10:26:05

Consumers Can Be Assured that U.S. Beef Remains Safe WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by AMI Executive Vice President James H. Hodges: "U.S. beef products are among the safest in the world and USDA's announcement today confirms that the U.S. animal disease surveillance system works to protect our herds and the public. USDA announced today that a dairy cow that died in California has tested positive for BSE. The animal was never...

2012-03-08 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by American Meat Institute President J. Patrick Boyle: "Boneless lean beef trimmings (BLBT) is a safe, wholesome and nutritious form of beef that is made by separating lean beef from fat. To make the product, beef companies use beef trimmings, the small cuts of beef that remain when larger cuts are trimmed down. These trimmings are USDA inspected, wholesome cuts of beef that contain both fat and lean and...

2012-02-21 13:39:00

Seventh Annual 'Power of Meat' Research Highlights Latest Meat & Poultry Shopping Trends ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The impact of the economy and higher prices for meat and poultry products are making a significant difference for consumers at the meat case. Price has taken on an ever-greater role in the meat purchasing decision process, as price per pound has solidified its number-one ranking as the most important decision factor for consumers,...

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...

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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...