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USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released draft subcommittee reports for today's National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) plenary session. The reports respond to questions from federal agencies regarding  control strategies for...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Nov 18, 2014


AMI released its November Scientific Publication Update, which lists articles of interest on topics related to food safety and quality, as well as health and wellness. Of note,  research published in the Journal of Food Protection   evaluated slow-cooking processes of...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Nov 18, 2014


USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will announce in this week's  Federal Register  its analysis of the estimated costs and benefits associated with the implementation of its non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing  E. coli  (STEC) testing of beef manufacturing...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Nov 18, 2014


Several transportation carriers announced Port Congestion Surcharges ranging from $800 to $1600 per container for all cargo arriving at U.S. west coast ports effective today, November 17. The carriers cited financial challenges posed by the ongoing west coast port labor dispute as the...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Nov 18, 2014


AMI will sponsor a beef plant tour at the 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), the world's largest annual feed, meat and poultry industry trade show, scheduled for January 27-29, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. During this five-hour tour, participants will view food...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Nov 18, 2014


In comments to the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), AMI and the North American Meat Association (NAMA) laid out their opposition to the proposed rule that would broaden the definition of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). AMI and NAMA urged EPA...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Nov 17, 2014


FDA announced that Dr. Susan Mayne will lead the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) as director, effective January 2015. Dr. Mayne will replace Michael Landa, who has led CFSAN since 2010. Dr. Mayne, an internationally recognized public...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Nov 17, 2014

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Press Releases


Washington D.C.— Housing systems for pregnant sows have become an issue of controversy and confusion, but a new Meat MythCrusher video takes viewers on a tour of a sow housing operation to explain the complex humane handling considerations that go into housing systems for pregnant sows...
Press Release  ·  Nov 3, 2014


Washington, D.C.--The American Meat Institute (AMI) and North American Meat Association (NAMA) released the following joint statement regarding today’s World Trade Organization (WTO) decision on Canada’s and Mexico’s dispute of the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule....
Press Release  ·  Oct 20, 2014


Tucker, Ga.--The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching the third annual Young Leaders “30 under 30” program, which targets young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE.
Press Release  ·  Oct 7, 2014


SEMA to receive exhibit floor space in first-time cooperation Washington, DC- The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the American Meat Institute (AMI) today announced that the Southeastern Meat Association (SEMA) will exhibit...
Press Release  ·  Sep 22, 2014


Washington D.C.—The American Meat Institute (AMI) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) today released a series of five new Meat MythCrusher videos each addressing common myths surrounding antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production and antibiotic resistance.
Press Release  ·  Sep 18, 2014


“We appreciate the White House’s careful look at the complex issue of antibiotic resistance and we share the view that antibiotics are assets to human and veterinary medicine that should be used thoughtfully and appropriately...
Press Release  ·  Sep 18, 2014


Annual AMI Environmental Recognition and Achievement Awards to be Presented at Reception Washington, DC- The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) today announced that the AMIF Environmental Conference for the Meat and Poultry Industry will take place on January 26-27, 2015 at...
Press Release  ·  Sep 4, 2014

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