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Chuck Jolley is president of Jolley & Associates, a marketing and public relations firm that concentrates on the food industry. He's also president of the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, honoring the legendary figures of the business. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in broadcast journalism and was publisher of the leading business-to-business magazine serving the meat and poultry industry. He's a frequent contributor of articles about agriculture and the meat and poultry industry to business-to-business magazines and web-based publications.

The newly opened International School for Food Protection (ISFP) was developed to provide an environment different from traditional professional adult learning experiences.

A spokesman said, “The School management team recognizes that experienced food professionals are generally well-versed in their core scientific knowledge, academic education and work experiences. We want to build on their working food…

Her real title is Phyllis Entis, MSc., SM(NRCM), but she goes by the relatively unattractive name of the “Food Bug Lady.” Her online credo is a lengthy list of things she devoutly believes.  All of it can be summed up this way: “I believe that every individual is entitled to a reliable supply of safe…

The very recent attacks on Beef Products Inc. by groups of well-intentioned but seriously misguided foodies is more proof that good science is too often trumped by manipulated public opinion. For those of you who don’t know the company, BPI produces a boneless lean beef product from trim that is usually lost. Its primary uses …

Last Friday, Dr. Betsy Booren, Director of Scientific Affairs at the American Meat Institute, received a long-awaited letter from the Food Safety Inspection Service.  It had been five long years almost to the day since the AMI had petitioned them to “Recognize the Use of E-beam on Carcasses as a Processing Aid.”

AMI asked for …

Discussing the safety of the food we eat with Nancy Donley, president of STOP.

Let me take a heavy and a ragged but deep breath here. This is not an easy subject to write about. Talking about it is even harder. This interview is about the needless death of children and I can think of …

A recent Bill Marler blog said “Mary Clare Jalonick of AP reports on the Vilsack/Hagen briefing that the Obama administration is aiming to prevent meat recalls by withholding meat and poultry products from grocery store shelves until government testing is complete.”

The Agriculture Department proposed rules Tuesday that would force companies to delay shipments to …

U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspector General Phyllis Fong made her annual presentation to the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Committee on appropriations on March 2. Most of what she said to this group of U.S. House of Representatives could only thrill the policy wonks that make up the …

You probably haven’t heard anything about this group of toxic chemicals for almost six years.  Formed during combustion processes such as waste incineration, they’re known to increase the likelihood of cancer after long-term low level exposure. At higher levels, dioxins can be disfiguring or deadly.  

It was six years ago that the world first …