American Meat Institute Foundation Unveils New Dietician-Authored Brochure About Benefits of Meat and Poultry in the Diet

Including meat and poultry in a balanced diet delivers a unique bundle of natural nutrients and helps optimize the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from all foods according a new dietician authored brochure “Meat: A Key Player on Your Wellness Team” released this week by the American Meat Institute (AMI) Foundation. According to the brochure, [...]

AMI Foundation Releases Updated Sanitary Equipment Design Principles

Washington, D.C.—The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) released its new Sanitary Equipment Design Principles which have been a leading factor in food safety advances in meat and poultry plants including the reduction of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products. The Principles were developed through an Equipment Design Task Force (EDTF) which was charged [...]

AMI Foundation 2013 Year in Review Now Available

The AMI Foundation’s 2013 Year in Review is now available. Over the past 12 months, the Foundation: Funded four new research projects; Received important findings from 10 completed research projects; Released updated Recommended Animal Handling and Audit Guide, which received the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization seal of approval; and Held various food safety educational [...]

AMI Foundation Debuts New Video on Proper Thermometer Use for National Food Safety Education Month

New Meat & Poultry Expert Guide Also Now Available for Media Using a thermometer to ensure meat and poultry products are cooked to a proper internal temperature is one of the most important food safety steps people can take, yet research by the International Food Information Council Foundation shows that only 36 percent of Americans [...]

American Meat Institute Foundation Releases Updated Edition of Recommended Animal Handling Guidelines & Audit Guide

Washington, DC, July 24, 2013 – The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) today released an updated version of the AMI Foundation Recommended Animal Handling Guidelines & Audit Guide:  A Systematic Approach to Animal Welfare, July 2013 Edition. AMI’s Animal Welfare Committee collaborates regularly with guideline author Temple Grandin, Ph.D., professor of animal science at Colorado [...]

AMIF Details Major Progress in Enhancing Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry, Details Commitment to Sustaining Food Safety Progress and Partnering With Retail Customers

Manufacturers of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products have dramatically improved the safety of their products during the last decade and plan to use what they have learned in battling this pathogen to make further process in the years to come, according to AMI Foundation Chief Scientist Betsy Booren, Ph.D.  Booren made her remarks yesterday in [...]

AMIF Funds Four Research Projects

The AMI Foundation recently funded four new food safety research projects totaling more than $200,000. Projects include determining Salmonella-contamination levels in bone marrow, neck skin, and spleen of turkey carcasses in relation to Salmonella-status in the ground product; Investigating the development of thermal processing tools to improve the safety of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products; a [...]

AMIF to Host Webinar on Food Safety Assessments

AMIF will host a webinar addressing Food Safety Assessments and some of the common questions and concerns associated with FSAs.  The webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at 2 PM ET and will be an informational presentation with Q&A as time allows. Register today and learn the answers to key questions including: What [...]

AMIF Accepting Applications for Worker Safety and Environmental Recognition Award Programs

The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) is accepting applications for both Worker Safety Recognition Awards and Environmental Recognition Awards. Award winners will be honored on March 20, 2013 as part of AMIF’s Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri. The Worker Safety Awards are a [...]

AMI Foundation Praises Presidential Report Calling for Expanded Agricultural Research

AMI Foundation President James H. Hodges today praised a report from the Presidential Council on Science and Technology (PCAST) calling for expanded investment in agriculture science and technology, including a $700 million federal increase in federal agriculture research funding. In response to today’s announcement, Hodges said, “We are gratified that PCAST has recognized the essential [...]