Food Groups Request Extension On Comment Period

January 29, 2010 American Meat Institute

A group representing a significant segment of the food industry recently sent a letter to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) requesting the agency grant a 60-day extension to the comment period for its supplemental proposed rule on ground and single ingredient meat and poultry products

FSIS Notice On Raw Chicken Microbiological Data Collection

January 29, 2010 American Meat Institute

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued FSIS Notice 08-10: Nationwide Raw Chicken Parts Microbiological Baseline Data Collection Program. This notice provides information to inspection program personnel (IPP) at the establishments that are included as part of this baseline data collection program.

Four Retailers Winners Of Third National Retail Beef Backer Awards

January 28, 2010 The Beef Checkoff

Sendik’s Food Markets, Southern Family Markets, Harris Teeter Supermarkets and Supervalu, Inc. were recognized for their commitment to outstanding beef marketing and merchandising programs.

Second Harvest Of Nashville Gets Truckload Of Meat

January 28, 2010 Kevin Heim, The Tennesean

Smithfield Foods and the United Food and Commercial Workers donated 150,000
servings of ham and ribs, which will be split between individual food boxes for
Knoxville families and programs that serve food directly to those in need.

COOL Blamed For Iowa Plant Closure

The Chair of Manitoba Pork Council is blaming US Country of Origin Labelling
(COOL) for the planned closure of John Morrells Sioux City, Iowa hog processing .