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NBC Today Show Kicks Off National Hot Dog Day Today With Segment Featuring Council Information
NBC’s Today Show kicked off today as National Hot Dog with a two minute segment featuring National Hot Dog Sausage Council facts and figures. The segment posed trivia question to viewers, detailed the top hot dog-eating cities and asked viewers to Tweet their preferences for #mustard or #ketchup.
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Jul 23, 2014

IPPE Selected for 2015 Dept. of Commerce International Buyer Program
The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been named one of 24 companies nationwide to participate in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program.
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Jul 16, 2014

Stephen Sothmann Appointed to USDA Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade (ATAC) in Animals and Animal Products
Stephen Sothmann, president of the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association, has been appointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade (ATAC) in Animals and Animal Products...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Jun 26, 2014

FDA, FSIS, CDC Create IFSAC Web Resource
The FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have developed an online resource about the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) that highlights their work and creates an ongoing resource to share information with the public.
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Jun 11, 2014

CDC Report Highlights Norovirus as Leading Cause of Foodborne Illness in U.S.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls norovirus the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the U.S.
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Jun 11, 2014

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AMI is Disappointed with Court’s Decision in Country-Of-Origin Labeling Lawsuit
  Washington, D.C.  – The American Meat Institute (AMI) is disappointed with a decision issued today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denying a request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of...
Press Release  ·  Jul 30, 2014

AMI's Annual Hot Dog Lunch Hits the Sweet Spot As More Than 1,000 Guests Join in National Hot Dog Month Celebration
Washington, D.C.—More than 1,000 Capitol Hill lawmakers, staff, meat industry representatives and members of the media will fill the Rayburn House Office Building Courtyard today to celebrate July as National Hot Dog Month at the American Meat Institute (AMI) Annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill...
Press Release  ·  Jul 23, 2014

Registration Now Open for AMI Foundation’s Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry
Washington, DC, July 8, 2014—The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) today opened registration for its Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry, the leading animal welfare education opportunity for meat and poultry companies, their customers, and those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat products, scheduled for October 16-17, 2014 at The Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Press Release  ·  Jul 8, 2014

AMI Submits Menu Models to Dietary Guidelines Committee Detailing How Processed Meat Products Can Play Healthy Role in Balanced, Realistic Diet
Washington, DC, July 8, 2014 – A new menu model analysis developed by a team of nutrition experts shows that processed meat and poultry products – currently consumed regularly by Americans – can fit into a healthy balanced diet, according to comments submitted by the American Meat Institute (AMI) to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC).
Press Release  ·  Jul 8, 2014

AMI Announces Grass Roots Communications Program to Share Facts About Meat and Poultry
Washington, DC – The American Meat Institute (AMI) today announced the launch of a new grass roots communications program aimed at increasing the industry’s communications with their customers and communities at the grass roots level....
Press Release  ·  Jun 10, 2014