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When was AMI founded?

AMI was founded in Chicago in 1906 in anticipation of the Federal Meat Inspection Act.

Is my company eligible to join AMI?

If your company is a packer or processor of animal proteins, supplies goods or services to the industry or has some involvement in the meat industry - YES, your company is eligible to join AMI

Can I get a list of AMI member companies?

AMI does not sell or rent its membership list. However, the list is available to AMI Members. If you are a member of AMI and would like to request a list, please send your request to memberservices@meatami.com or call (202) 587-4200 and ask for the Member Services Department.

What if I need help with an inspector problem or in understanding the HACCP regulation?

The meat and poultry industry is one of the most heavily regulated U.S. industries. Therefore, AMI members particularly value the Institute’s regulatory services. The strength of AMI’s Regulatory Affairs team lies largely in its collective experience and education. Staffed by former regulatory and corporate officials, food science, marketing and trade experts, the Institute's regulatory team understands the industry's collective needs -- and the unique needs of individual businesses. Find out more about your AMI Team.

How can I get more information about AMI?

The AMI Member Services team is available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time. Please call 202-587-4200, email us at memberservices@meatami.com.