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 Meat Industry Structure Serves Consumers Well
by J. Patrick Boyle, Des Moines Register
Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 4:18PM EST

Consumers send strong signals they want a quality product that's easy to prepare. The meat sector, through use of marketing agreements, has responded to those signals and developed products to meet the needs of time-starved, hungry families.


 Canada Mad Cow Case Delays OIE Status Change
by Rod Nickel, Reuters
Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 4:18PM EST

Canada has confirmed its 17th case of mad cow disease, a finding that will delay any upgrade to its international risk status by one year, a top industry official said on Wednesday.


 N.E. Stop & Shop Meat Cutters Get A Raise After Ratifying Contract
by Staff Reporter, Associated Press
Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 4:18PM EST

Supermarket workers at Stop & Shop in southern New England ratified a contract Sunday, ending weeks of difficult negotiations over wages and benefits.


 CDC Uses Shopper-Card Data To Trace Salmonella
by David Mercer, Associated Press
Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 4:18PM EST

As they scrambled recently to trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds around the country, investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully used a new tool for the first time — the shopper cards that millions of Americans swipe every time they buy groceries.


 Secretary Vilsack Announces Cattlemen's Beef Board Appointments
by USDA
Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 4:18PM EST

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced 36 appointments to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board.



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