Meat Institute Applauds Japanese Approval of Trade Agreement

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the Japanese Diet approved the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement secured by the Trump Administration. Japan is the top value market for U.S. beef and pork exports.

Giving Tuesday Launches Fourth Annual Hams Across America Initiative

December 5, 2019 National Pork Board

When it comes to giving back to their communities, pig farmers across the U.S. like to adopt the “go big or go home attitude”, and this Giving Tuesday is no different. Today, U.S. pig farmers, the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Smithfield Foods, Inc., Prairie Fresh Pork, JBS USA Pork and state pork associations kicked off the fourth annual Hams Across America campaign.

CFIA Cancels Three Safe Food for Canadians Licences

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) cancelled three Safe Food for Canadian licences. The decision was made after the Agency identified during a food safety investigation that they had received false or misleading information from the licence holders concerning E.coli lab results.

Niman Ranch Welcomes Alicja Spaulding as Vice President of Marketing

December 4, 2019 Niman Ranch

Niman Ranch, the pioneering leader in humanely and sustainably raised pork, beef and lamb, today announced the appointment of Alicja Spaulding to the position of vice president of marketing. In this role, Spaulding will determine the marketing and brand strategy to grow Niman Ranch’s market share and brand awareness.

U.S. Per Capita Availability of Red Meat, Poultry, and Seafood on the Rise

After falling from 148.6 pounds in 2004 to 133.5 pounds in 2014, the per capita supply of red meat, poultry, and fish/shellfish available for Americans to eat after adjusting for losses rose to 143.9 pounds in 2017. Red meat (beef, pork, veal, and lamb) accounted for 51 percent of 2017’s 143.9-pound total, compared with 42 percent for poultry (chicken and turkey) and 7 percent for fish and shellfish.