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Major New Study Calls Into Question CDC Sodium Recommendations
Just as Americans have been urged to reduce sodium intake and food makers have reformulated products in response to federal sodium reduction recommendations, a major new study says the low level of sodium intake recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could actually be bad for your health...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Apr 2, 2014

U.S. China Agriculture Food Partnership Welcomes Baucus to Ambassadorial Role.
In a letter to newly installed U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, the U.S. China Agriculture Food Partnership, of which AMI is a member, welcomed him...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Mar 11, 2014

FSIS Posts New White Paper About Use of Molecular Subtyping.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted a new resource that explains how it uses molecular subtyping technologies to improve outbreak response and identification of the source of foodborne infections...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Mar 11, 2014

Final BSE Rule Implemented Last Week.
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) implemented the final comprehensive BSE rule last week and now all beef and beef products imported into the U.S. will need to have certification...
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Mar 10, 2014

AMI Suggests Improvements to FSIS Compliance Guide for Controlling Salmonella in Market Hogs.
Federal Register Notice, FSIS-2012-0026, Compliance Guideline for Controlling Salmonella in Market Hogs has significant flaws and incorrectly suggests that current processes are not effective in controlling Salmonella, according to comments AMI submitted March 7 to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
News Item  ·  American Meat Institute  ·  Mar 10, 2014

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Press Releases

U.S. Meat and Poultry Groups Support Administration's Stance on TPP Negotiations
Washington, D.C. -- Five meat and poultry organizations thanked President Barack Obama for the Administration’s efforts in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations...
Press Release  ·  Apr 17, 2014

American Meat Institute General Members Vote to Proceed With North American Meat Association Merger
Washington, DC—American Meat Institute (AMI) General Members today voted unanimously to proceed with a merger with the North American Meat Association (NAMA)...
Press Release  ·  Apr 16, 2014

American Meat Institute Honors 120 Meat and Poultry Plants with Environmental Recognition Awards
Kansas City, MO — The American Meat Institute (AMI) presented 119 plants with Environmental Recognition awards during its 2014 Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri...
Press Release  ·  Apr 14, 2014

135 Meat and Poultry Plants Recognized for Worker Safety Performance
Kansas City, MO.— The American Meat Institute (AMI) awarded 135 meat and poultry plants for achieving high levels of safety performance. The awards were presented at the AMI 2014 Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment, at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City....
Press Release  ·  Apr 14, 2014

AMI Encouraged By U.S. Court of Appeals Decision to Vacate Ruling in COOL Lawsuit and Rehear En Banc
“We are encouraged that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today vacated a March 28 ruling denying AMI’s request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May 2013 final rule on country-of-origin labeling. We are also pleased that the full Court will rehear the case en banc in May...
Press Release  ·  Apr 4, 2014