U.S. Standards On Beef Are Lax, Inspector General Says

April 14, 2010 Dugald McConnell, CNN

The U.S. government is not fully guarding against the contamination of meat by traces of antibiotics, pesticides or heavy metals, a new report warns.

New Owner: Iowa Slaughterhouse Agri Star Boosting Production

A Postville kosher slaughterhouse that went bankrupt after a federal immigration raid nearly two years ago is growing and on target to return to earlier production levels, its new owner said Tuesday. Hershey Friedman, the owner of Agri Star Meat and Poultry, said at a Statehouse news conference that the company had put its troubled past behind it.

Build A Better Burger

This summer, why not move beyond burgers with ketchup, mustard and other traditional (and boring!) toppings? With a little forehand knowledge, you can have a better burger.

Meat Prices Rising In Time For Grilling Season

Just in time for the start of grilling season, the already rising prices of meat are expected to jump even higher because of a shortage of market-ready livestock, Peoria meat suppliers said.

Federal Court Dismisses Frivolous Hot Dog Lawsuit

April 13, 2010 American Meat Institute

A frivolous, nuisance lawsuit filed through the vegan, animal rights group, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and its Cancer Project has been dismissed.