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New Video Addresses Myths About Meat Color, Safety

March 27, 2015 1:50 pm | by NAMI Foundation | News | Comments

Many people believe that if their fresh beef has turned brown, that means it has spoiled. In this video, Purdue University professor Brad Kim explains the science of meat color and why a color change doesn't mean meat has spoiled.

Thai Junta Leader to Fight Forced Labor in Fish Industry

March 27, 2015 12:15 pm | by TODD PITMAN, THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor,...

Legislator Looks to Cap Scallop Harvest as Maine Fishery Grows

March 26, 2015 8:35 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The plan has sent waves through Maine's scallop industry, where harvesters wonder what the...

NAMI Foundation to Host Training on Fundamentals of Meat Specifications

March 26, 2015 7:45 am | by NAMI Foundation | News | Comments

The training features a detailed cutting demonstration of all the major center of the plate...

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AP Investigation: US Supply Chain Tainted by Slave-Caught Fish

March 25, 2015 1:00 pm | by ROBIN MCDOWELL, MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press | News | Comments

A year-long investigation by the Associated Press has found that seafood caught by slaves in Indonesia is sent to Thailand, where the fish can wind up in the supply chains of Wal-mart, Kroger, Albertsons, and Safeway.

Changes to Catfish Regulations Could Stifle Imports, Increase Industry Costs

March 25, 2015 11:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The controversy involves pangasius, a catfish native to Southeast Asia that has slowly grown its U.S. market share in recent years. The lower-priced import, along with higher corn prices, contributed to a declining market share for American catfish.

USDA Develops New Poultry Vaccine, Incorporates New Testing Standard

March 25, 2015 8:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

U.S. Agriculture Department scientists recently announced a new vaccine to protect chickens against a pair of potentially fatal diseases.

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Prosecutors Demand 5-Year Sentence For Horse Meat Fraud

March 24, 2015 3:05 pm | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

Prosecutors are seeking a five-year prison sentence for the owner of a Dutch meat processing plant who is accused of selling horse meat as beef.

Meat Industry Exec: Federal Panel Inconsistent in Developing Dietary Guidelines

March 24, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A meat industry trade group official on Tuesday reiterated the group's concerns about proposed federal dietary guidelines and suggested the committee charged with developing the recommendations applied evidence inconsistently.

Arizona Meat Company Recalls Misbranded Roast Beef

March 24, 2015 10:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the product was mistakenly labeled as corned beef on the label.

Lone Star Western Beef Inc. Relocates Facility to Greater Reading, Pa.

March 23, 2015 11:50 am | by Greater Reading Economic Partnership | News | Comments

The company's products are currently sold direct to consumer on the company's e-commerce website and in over 10,000 retail stores in the United States. Lone Star currently employs fourteen people and plans to create up to 21 additional jobs, totaling 35 people.

Love Whoppers? Now You Can Smell Like One

March 23, 2015 11:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Who doesn't love walking into a restaurant and getting a whiff of char-grilled burgers cooking? Unless you're a vegetarian, pretty much everyone. Now, Burger King Japan is taking it to a whole new level with its Eau De Whopper.

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Dogs Rescued From Asian Meat Farms Brought to Calif.

March 23, 2015 9:35 am | by KRISTIN J. BENDER, AP Exchange | News | Comments

Trembling and with their tails between their legs, the dozens of dogs rescued from a South Korean meat farm were in rough shape both physical and mentally when they arrived in Northern California this week to start new lives.

Fire at NY Poultry Farm Kills 50,000 Chickens

March 23, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say about 50,000 chickens have been killed in a fire that swept through a barn at a New York poultry farm near the Canadian border late last week.

Herring Rules Could Change as Feds Look to Protect Key Fish

March 20, 2015 2:20 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

 The health of the Atlantic herring — a little forage fish that lives in massive schools that can number in the billions — is critical to the future of the New England fishing industry, and new steps need to be taken to ensure the strength of the fishery, regulators said.

Chicago Wholesaler Recalls Possibly Tainted Beef Products

March 20, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the recall Thursday of meat that may be tainted with a dangerous type of E. coli bacteria. The recall affects beef cheek products distributed to stores and restaurants in Chicago by El Cubano Wholesale Meats.

Alaska Fishermen Consider Leaving Copper River Marketing Association

March 19, 2015 10:40 am | by MOLLY DISCHNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A growing number of restaurant customers and grocery store shoppers in the country are asking for Alaska's Copper River sockeye salmon by name. But red fish could be in jeopardy as the commercial fishermen who provide much of its funding decide whether to pull their support.

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North American Meat Institute Announces Speakers for Meat Industry Management Conference

March 19, 2015 7:45 am | by NAMI | News | Comments

The North American Meat Institute this week announced key speakers for its upcoming Meat Industry Management Conference, scheduled to take place April 15-18, 2015, in Carlsbad, California. The annual conference will feature education sessions covering an array of topics, including food safety, government regulations, economics, communications and workforce issues. 

World's Top Chefs: 'Eat Small Fish to Make Big Difference'

March 18, 2015 10:40 am | by ALAN CLENDENNING, Associated Press | News | Comments

That's the message from 20 of the world's leading chefs, who gathered in northeastern Spain on Tuesday to draw attention to what they hope is a simple solution to the threat facing many of the larger fish species that overfishing has pushed to near collapse. 

Tyson Reveals $47M Expansion of Nebraska Plant

March 18, 2015 8:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. has revealed a $47 million expansion of its existing beef processing plant in central Nebraska.

Eating Red, Processed Meats: A Dietitian's Thoughts on the US Dietary Guidelines

March 17, 2015 1:15 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing sat down with Jennifer Christman, Registered Dietitian and Clinical Nutrition Manager at Medifast, to discuss her thoughts on the dietary guideline suggestions of meat intake.

Canada's Food Safety Watchdog Suspends Costco Fish Import License

March 17, 2015 12:50 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the retail giant is not following food safety controls on a consistent basis. The agency says Costco is in violation of federal fish inspection regulations and the suspension of its license went into effect on Feb. 26.

Minn. Senator Wants to Train Correctional Facility Inmates to be Butchers

March 17, 2015 10:25 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Warmer temperatures means grilling season is back! But instead of heading over to your local grocery store, you can now pick up some fresh cuts at the Minnesota correctional facility.

Meat Industry Fires Back at Federal Dietary Recommendations

March 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. meat industry is fighting back against proposed federal dietary guidelines that recommend eating less red and processed meat, which trade groups said go "outside the purview" of nutrition research.

Cuba Requests 20-Year Sentences For Egg Thieves

March 16, 2015 11:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

 Cuban prosecutors are seeking prison terms of eight to 20 years for nearly two dozen people suspected of conspiring to steal millions of eggs for sale on the black market, official media reported Friday.

New Bird Flu Strain Has Poultry Farmers Scrambling

March 16, 2015 8:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states — and to stop it from spreading.

Poultry Stocks Mixed Amid Avian Flu Fears

March 13, 2015 8:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of poultry producers were mixed Thursday, a day after falling sharply on fears that new cases of avian flu could impact U.S. poultry exports. Authorities in Arkansas and Missouri said that avian flu was detected in turkey flocks at farms in the two states this week.

Sanderson Farms to Build Poultry Plant in NC

March 12, 2015 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State officials said Thursday that Sanderson Farms will build a processing plant and hatchery in Robeson County that will create about 1,100 jobs during the next three years.

Acme Smoked Fish Corporation Opens Largest Smoked Salmon Facility in US.

March 12, 2015 11:31 am | by Acme Smoked Fish Corporation | News | Comments

The 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility was meticulously built to initially produce 10 million pounds of cold smoked salmon per year with the highest quality and food safety standards in the industry.

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