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.

West Missouri Beef Recalls Products, Possible E. coli Contamination

February 3, 2010 USDA FSIS

West Missouri Beef, LLC, a Rockville, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 14,000 pounds of fresh boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Margaritaville Foods Launches Chicken Line

Margaritaville Foods has launched Margaritaville chicken wings in four flavors: buffalo, mango
chutney, orange peel and Caribbean BBQ.

Oregano Oil Shows Promise For Processed Meat Preservative

Researchers from the University of Kentucky and Mississippi State University report that oxidation of the fat content of the meat was significantly reduced by addition of the oregano oil.

Bring The Wings For Super Bowl Snacking

The once lowly-regarded chicken wing is a driving force in the national poultry market.