Beef Industry Keeps Focus On Safety Improvements

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of illness due to E. coli O157 significantly decreased in 2009. The 2009 E. coli illness rate is the lowest since 2004 and meets the Healthy People 2010 goal to cut the number of O157 illnesses in half.

Gardnerville, CO Beef Producer Appointed To Cattlemen’s Board

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently appointed Nevada beef producer Annalyn Settlemeyer to a three-year term on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, which oversees administration of the national Beef Checkoff Program.

Grilling Season Won’t Come Cheap This Summer

Circumstances that made meat cheap the past two years did an about-face. Holiday barbecues will be a little more costly this summer. Too many animals and not enough people eating beef and pork was a good combination for consumers but bad for producers. Meat was a bargain; growers floundered.

Growing Demand For The Other Red Meat: Buffalo

A controversial agreement between the state of Montana and Ted Turner, involving the transfer of nearly 100 buffalo from Yellowstone National Park to the media mogul’s Montana ranch for an experimental breeding program, was a featured story in the New York Times recently. Turner, the founder of CNN, also has a national chain of restaurants that serve buffalo.

Margaritaville Foods Launches New Chicken Product At FMI Show

May 24, 2010 Margaritaville Foods

Margaritaville Foods recently launched the newest addition to the portfolio of island-inspired food and beverage products, Margaritaville all-natural, breaded chicken breast chunks, at the 2010 Food Marketing Institute Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.