What is the American Meat Institute (AMI)?
AMI is a
national trade association that represents
companies that process 95 percent of red meat
and 70 percent of turkey in the
How many companies belong to AMI?
Approximately 1,100 companies are AMI members.
When was AMI founded?
AMI was founded in Chicago in 1906 in anticipation of the Federal Meat Inspection Act.
What are the benefits of membership?
Located in the nationís Capitol, AMI
keeps its fingers on the pulse of legislation,
regulation and media activity that impacts the
meat and poultry industry and provides rapid
updates and analyses to its members to help
them stay informed. In addition, AMI conducts
scientific research through its Foundation
designed to help meat and poultry companies
improve their plants and their products. The
Instituteís many meetings and educational
seminars also provide excellent networking and
information-sharing opportunities for members
of the industry.
Members also receive valuable discounts on overnight mail, recall insurance, as well as discounts at premier industry trade shows. A summary of benefits of membership is available.
Is my company eligible to join AMI?
If your company is a packer or processor of animal proteins, supplies goods or services to the industry or has some involvement in the meat industry -- YES, your company is eligible to join AMI.
Can I get a list of AMI member companies?
AMI does not sell or rent its membership list. However, the list is available to AMI Members. If you are a member of AMI and would like to request a list, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 587-4200 and ask for the Member Services Department.
How can AMI assist my company in increasing its market share?
There is no question that one of the
keys to success in business in the next century
may be found in the ability to market products
beyond U.S. borders. AMI works hard on behalf
of its members to keep them apprised of
potential customers and to intervene when
barriers are in place. The AMI Membership
database contains detailed information on all
AMI member companies, addresses, phone and fax
numbers, email and web addresses, key
contacts, services offered and markets served.
It includes more than 200 packers and
processors, with their subsidiaries and plants,
more than 300 supplier companies offering a
broad spectrum of goods available for
distribution worldwide, plus associate and
allied members of AMI.
What if I need help with an inspector problem or in understanding the HACCP regulation?
The meat and poultry industry is one of the most heavily regulated U.S. industries. Therefore, AMI members particularly value the Instituteís regulatory services. The strength of AMIís Regulatory Affairs team lies largely in its collective experience and education. Staffed by former regulatory and corporate officials, food science, marketing and trade experts, the Institute's regulatory team understands the industry's collective needs -- and the unique needs of individual businesses. Find out more about your AMI Team.
Can AMI help me make friends with the media?
Public Affairs professional staff are available to help members manage crises. Among the services offered are general communications counsel, assistance in drafting news releases and advice in preparing for interviews and developing talking points. Combined with the AMI Risk Management Program, which offers a unique opportunity for AMI members to obtain product recall insurance coverage, AMIís crisis management can help keep members keep covered in the event of a recall or other public relations emergency.
How can I get more information about AMI?
The AMI Member Services team is available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time. Please call 202-587-4200, email us at member email@example.com, or fill out our contact form.
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