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Steve Sayer

Steve Sayer

Steve Sayer has been in the meat and poultry industry for more than 30 years. He is currently an auditor/instructor with SAI Global and owns S&R Consulting/Auditing LLC in San Clemente, CA. Previously Sayer was a senior consultant for Chilton Consulting Group. He’s assisted companies with attaining Global Food Safety Certifications, while writing and implementing HACCP and SSOP programs, Technical Proposals for the National School Lunch Program, Export Verification Programs and Humane Handling of Livestock Programs.

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Catch the 2013 — NAMI’s guidelines still right on target

Opinion

So what’s the gold standard guideline on how to humanely handle feed animals in 2017? North American Meat Institute’s (NAMI), 2013 Guidelines. Next question, please. You can credit, as does NAMI, the “2013” to that innovate Colorado Professor who delights audiences with her speeches by always making pure sense and logic — seem so trivial…. Continue Reading

Safety of the National School Lunch Program’s Frozen Ground Beef Products

Opinion

The government’s Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) Commodity Procurement Staff purchases a variety of food products for use in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and other food assistance programs. One of these commodity items is frozen ground beef. All ground beef that is generated for the NSLP is further processed and cooked at other USDA… Continue Reading