The American Association of Meat Processors announced today its support for H.R. 1258 and S.370, Strengthening Local Processing Act, legislation that provides many of the critical items to help small processors improve and grow their businesses. The Strengthening Local Processing Act provides small plants with the funds needed to grow and expand, and supports a scale-appropriate […]

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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released joint coronavirus-related interim guidance for meatpacking and meat processing workers and employers – including those involved in beef, pork and poultry operations. The guidance includes recommended actions employers can take to reduce the […]

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By Brad Kim, Department of Animal Sciences (1), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, and Phil Bass (2), Department of Animal Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID Adding value to beef has been an objective for many years. Beef can be a highly variable product resulting from the beginning genetics to how it was raised. Further, meat scientists have […]

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently released a report classifying red and processed meats as cancer “hazards”. Red and processed meats were among 940 agents reviewed by an IARC Monograph panel and found to pose some level of theoretical hazard. Only one of those agents has shown not to contain a cancer hazard and […]

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