Listeria Risks From High Pressure Cleaning

Food plant managers have been cautioned that washing down floor drains with high-pressure equipment could make it easier for Listeria monocytogenes to transfer from the outlet back onto the processing line.

Carcass Irradiation May Be Important Processing Aid In Enhancing Beef Safety

October 2, 2009 American Meat Institute

A recent USDA public meeting was held to solicit opinion on an AMI petition to allow Low-dose electron beam irradiation in beef plants. AMI petitioned for approval for use of this technology on the carcass surface only, which is largely used in ground beef manufacture where it constitutes about 5 percent of the ground beef blend.

When It Comes To Food, Consumers Say Price Does Matter

The Growth Enhancement Technology Information Team (GET IT) recently introduced a marketing campaign focused on the economical and environmental benefits of conventional beef production, which in this tough economy has kept meat case prices down, and consumers happy.

Consumer Beef Index Shows Positive Upswings In Beef Attitudes

A July 2009 Consumer Beef Index study showed positive upswings in attitudes on various measures of how consumers think about beef.