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Merger of Two Meat Industry Associations Takes Effect Jan. 1

The new North American Meat Institute (NAMI) will be born right on schedule come New Year’s Day. NAMI is the product of the merger of the 108-year-old American Meat Institute (AMI) and the North American Meat Association (NAMA), with origins dating back to 1942. The merger combines into one the two large meat industry organizations… Continue Reading

The Annual Food Safety News Christmas Day ‘Nice List’

Editor’s note: We continue with our Food Safety News holiday tradition by publishing our fifth annual Christmas Day “nice” list, calling out a few folks we think are worthy of some positive mention based on their contributions to food safety during the past year. This year, we separated the “naughty,” published yesterday, from today’s “nice.”… Continue Reading

Food Safety News Nice List 2010

It’s Christmas and time for Food Safety News to present its second annual Nice List.   For the nice, being on our Nice List is as good as it gets, although those named should not expect anything more (from us) than this: Merry Christmas from all of us at Food Safety News! (If you missed… Continue Reading

Colbert Grills AMI on Meat Safety (Video)

American Meat Institute President J. Patrick Boyle brought meat regulatory issues into the spotlight on Comedy Central’s Emmy award-winning Colbert Report Tuesday night. Boyle appeared on the show for part 12 of Stephen Colbert’s “35,000-part series,” dubbed “Know Your Lobby,” which grills Washington lobbyists. The hilarious four-minute segment–which discusses food safety, meat consumption, and cannibalism–was… Continue Reading

Dissecting Another False Meat Industry Claim

It’s not an easy time to be a meat producer.  On October 3, 2009, the New York Times ran an exposé focusing on the meat industry, the dangers of E. coli O157:H7 contamination, and the ways in which contaminated ground beef forever changed the life of Minnesota resident Stephanie Smith.  Following the article, meat producers… Continue Reading