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08 May, 2013, 13:08 ET American Meat Institute Releases Video Tour of Pork Plant Hosted By Animal Welfare Expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

 The American Meat Institute (AMI) today released a video tour of a pork slaughter plant hosted by leading animal welfare expert Temple...


02 May, 2013, 11:20 ET American Meat Institute Unveils New Facebook Page That Speaks Universal Language: 'Meat'

 Meat.  It has been a part of our diets for millions of years. It inspires celebration from bacon festivals to Meat Week to meat art and...


24 Apr, 2012, 16:59 ET Federal Surveillance System Worked to Detect BSE Case in California Cow

  Consumers Can Be Assured that U.S. Beef Remains Safe The following is a statement by AMI Executive Vice President James H....


29 Mar, 2012, 12:19 ET AMI Newsroom Advisory: Lean Finely Textured Beef is NOT Pink Slime!

 The American Meat Institute is urging media to stop using the term pink slime to describe lean finely textured beef (LFTB). The Institute...


26 Mar, 2012, 17:53 ET Statement of the American Meat Institute About Impact of 'Pink Slime' Scare Campaign

The following is a statement by AMI President J. Patrick Boyle: "Congratulations, ABC World News. Your relentless coverage and uninformed...


08 Mar, 2012, 12:13 ET Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings (BLBT) is a Safe and Wholesome Beef Product Made by Separating Lean Beef from Fat

 The following is a statement by American Meat Institute President J. Patrick Boyle: "Boneless lean beef trimmings (BLBT) is a...


01 Mar, 2012, 07:12 ET Nutrition Information for Fresh Meat and Poultry Products Will Showcase High Nutrient Value in Meat & Poultry Products

 "On March 1, nutrition labels will be required on ground meat and poultry packages and on or near major cuts of meat and poultry sold in...


21 Feb, 2012, 14:39 ET Price Takes on Greater Role in Meat & Poultry Purchasing Decisions

Seventh Annual 'Power of Meat' Research Highlights Latest Meat & Poultry Shopping Trends The impact of the economy and higher prices...


01 Sep, 2011, 09:43 ET New Poll: Many U.S. Adults Unaware of Key Food Safety Practices

Eight in 10 adults who cook hamburgers or poultry burgers do not use thermometer to determine doneness Summer may be waning, but with Labor Day...


03 Aug, 2011, 21:55 ET American Meat Institute Says U.S. Turkey Supply Is Safe

The American Meat Institute offered reassurances about U.S. turkey safety following news of a ground turkey recall.  "The U.S. turkey supply...


14 Jul, 2011, 14:08 ET New Website Explains Corn-Based Ethanol's Connection to Rising Meat and Poultry Prices, Urges Consumers to Take Action

Online Petition Seeks Support for End to Corn-based Ethanol's Federal Support The connection between rising food prices and federal support for...


15 Apr, 2011, 12:54 ET Federal Data Show That U.S. Meat & Poultry Is Safe, Says American Meat Institute

Pew Study Misleads Consumers About Public Health Significance of Staphylococcus aureus From Food Sources A new Pew Commission-funded study...


07 Apr, 2011, 11:20 ET American Meat Institute Urges Administration to Classify Meat Inspectors As 'Essential Personnel' Not Subject to Work Stoppage if Government Closes

Without Inspectors, Meat and Poultry Plants May Not Operate The American Meat Institute (AMI) today urged the Obama administration to classify...


31 Mar, 2011, 07:19 ET MLB Ballparks Predicted to Serve Almost 22.5 Million Hot Dogs in 2011

Although stadium menus continue to expand faster than franks on a hot grill, fans still relish the hot dog as their favorite food at the ballpark,...


07 Feb, 2011, 14:10 ET President Obama Should Withdraw Proposed GIPSA Livestock Marketing Rule As He Seeks to Encourage Business Investment

Proposed Rule Creates Uncertainty and Uncertainty Discourages Business Investment President Obama's speech today to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...


31 Jan, 2011, 12:53 ET American Meat Institute Says 2010 Dietary Guidelines Affirm Role of Meat and Poultry in a Healthy Balanced Diet

Meat and Poultry are Among Most Nutrient-Dense Foods – The Very Foods Recommended By the Guidelines ***Note to Broadcast Media:...


15 Dec, 2010, 17:25 ET New CDC Data Estimates of Foodborne Illnesses, Coupled With FoodNet Data Trends, Suggest That Safety of U.S. Food Supply is Improving

The American Meat Institute said it was encouraged by the finding of two new papers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


21 Oct, 2010, 12:55 ET USDA Proposed Rule on Livestock Marketing Could Cost U.S. 104,000 Jobs and Reduces GDP by $14 Billion, New Economic Impact Study Shows

An estimated 104,000 Americans could lose their jobs if a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory proposal is finalized, according to...


29 Sep, 2010, 14:00 ET National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Rings in National Sausage Month

Council Releases Five New Lower-calorie Recipes Whether your preference is bratwurst or beerwurst, Polish or Italian, pork or turkey, there is no...


16 Oct, 2009, 18:46 ET Possible Novel H1N1 Cases in Pigs Not Unexpected; Experts Say U.S. Pork Is Safe to Eat

The following is attributed to J. Patrick Boyle, President and CEO, American Meat Institute: "USDA has confirmed that hogs at the...


16 Jun, 2009, 11:00 ET New Poll Reveals Knowledge Gap Among Public on Meat and Poultry Handling, Cooking and Safety

A new poll reveals a significant knowledge gap among the public about meat and poultry handling, cooking and safety. Only a third (34 percent)...


15 Jun, 2009, 16:20 ET Four in Ten Americans Say Grilled Steak the Perfect Meal for Dad on Father's Day

Barbecue Spare Ribs and Burgers finish second and third Grilled steak and barbecue ribs are the sure fire winners for a perfect meal for Dad,...


12 Jun, 2009, 12:21 ET Meat and Poultry Industry Contributes $832 Billion to U.S. Economy According to New Economic Impact Study Unveiled by AMI

America's meat and poultry industry, comprised of packers and processors, wholesalers and retailers, directly and indirectly contributes $832.4...


27 Apr, 2009, 19:50 ET Media Urged to Correct Inaccurate References to 'Swine Flu'

More Accurate Name for Human Illnesses Occurring Now is 'North American Flu' The American Meat Institute (AMI) urged the news media to cease...


27 Feb, 2009, 13:35 ET Americans Give Their Moms Better Grades at Selecting, Preparing Meat

To Close The Knowledge Gap, American Meat Institute Offers New Free Brochure 'A Consumer's Guide to the Meat Case' More and more Americans are...