Carnivores, Delight: It’s Meat Week

February 5, 2010 Gina Pace, CBS News

Barbecue lovers from 16 cities across the country settle in for 8 straight nights of smoked meat.

USDA Refuses AMI Petition On Irradiation

February 4, 2010 Rod Smith,

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to approve carcass
irradiation, a processing technology that could make meat, especially ground
beef, safer, according to the North American Meat Purveyors Assn.

Pilgrim’s Pride Increases Chicken Production

February 4, 2010 Bob Burgdorfer, Reuters

U.S. chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride Corp (PPC.N) said it has made
modest increases in chicken production to serve new customers and is considering
reopening one of the plants it idled last year.

Bacon Or Sex? 43% Of Canadians Would Choose Bacon

February 4, 2010 Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Maple Leaf celebrates launch of new reclosable packaging with a For the Love of Bacon survey

Steve Willardsen New U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Chairman

Steve Willardsen, Cargill Value Added Meats, Wichita, KS, was elected chairman of the board of directors of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association at their meeting during the 2010 International Poultry Expo.