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Meat Institute Releases MyMeatUp 2.0 App

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

The Meat Institute last week unveiled an updated version of its popular MyMeatUp app, the only free app available with a full guide to beef, pork, lamb and veal cuts found in grocery stores. MyMeatUp 2.0 includes a new "Where does my meat come from?" feature that allows users to search the USDA establishment database for information about where the product was produced.

The new feature, which can be accessed from the home screen, provides an explanation about how to find establishment numbers on meat packages and includes a function that allows users to search plant numbers. Searches can be done using full and partial numbers, or users can choose to view the complete list of establishments. They are then directed to a page with information from USDA about the establishment. The latest version of the app also includes several new images and more than 160 recipes.

In addition, MyMeatUp 2.0 addresses questions regarding how to select and prepare meat and poultry products with its cuts of meat feature that visually displays the most common retail beef, veal, pork and lamb cuts. By selecting a specific part of an animal, consumers can view images of common retail cuts, along with corresponding explanations, recipe ideas and proper cooking methods. Shoppers can also use the app's search function to quickly find information about cuts with which they are unfamiliar.

The app provides a searchable glossary of terms frequently used on meat and poultry product labels, including "natural," "grass-fed," "antibiotic-free" and "no hormones added," among others. Consumers can also use the app to learn more about antibiotic use in animal agriculture, animal welfare practices, environmental concerns and nutrition facts.

The app has been downloaded more than 13,000 times and is available to both iPhone and Android users. To download the iPhone version, click here. The Android version is available here. For users who have already downloaded the app, the update will automatically appear in their phone's app store.

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