JBS Delays U.S. Unit IPO Amid ‘Deteriorated’ Market

JBS SA, the world’s biggest beef producer, delayed the $2 billion initial public
offering of its U.S. unit amid market conditions that have deteriorated.

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.

New Year Kicks Off New Checkoff-funded Veal Promotion

As Veal industry leaders met in San Antonio as part of the annual 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention. Ray Krones, chairman of the Joint Veal Committee, updated the group about an exciting new checkoff-funded promotion to leverage the healthy eating mindset of consumers.

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.