FSIS Amends Directive Regarding Safe And Suitable Production Ingredients

January 13, 2010 American Meat Institute

FSIS has amended FSIS Directive 7120.1 Attachment 1 which identifies food grade substances approved in 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for use in meat and poultry products as food additives, approved in GRAS notices and pre-market notifications, and approved in letters conveying acceptability determinations.

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Possible E. coli Contamination

January 12, 2010 USDA FSIS

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC., an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,574 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

FSIS Establishes New Pathogen Standards In Poultry

January 11, 2010 USDA FSIS

FSIS has developed new pathogen reduction performance standards for control
of Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria in chilled carcasses at young chicken
(broiler) and turkey slaughter establishments that are eligible for agency
verification sampling in response to key recommendations of the
President’s Food Safety Working Group.

Hy-Vee’s Million Tenderloin Sale To Benefit Juvenile Diabetes

January 8, 2010 Hy-Vee

During the month of January, Hy-Vee is supporting local pork producers by selling one million pork tenderloins.

Low Prices For Prime Beef Are A Boon For Home Cooks

The recession has hit special-occasion and expense-account restaurants particularly hard. As steakhouses buy less prime beef, more finds its way to retail shelves.