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AMIF Releases Request for Pre-proposals

Monday, May 18, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) has released its 2009-2010 Request for Pre-proposals. The topics covered in this year's request are based on research priorities defined by the AMIF Research Advisory Committees. These committees are comprised of industry, academic and government officials.

AMIF is soliciting pre-proposals on controlling Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products, Escherichia coli O157:H7 in fresh beef products and Salmonella in meat and poultry products.

AMIF is also soliciting pre-proposals for Targeted Research based on research needs and priorities identified by AMI member companies. These topics include: validate existing and commonly used intervention technologies for Listeria monocytogenes and how they impact Salmonella survival in fully cooked ready-to-eat meat and poultry products; develop novel interventions to reduce the likelihood of Salmonella contamination in products that appear ready-to-eat but are not ready-to-eat (i.e. uncooked, breaded, boneless poultry products that also may be stuffed or filled, charmarked, or artificially colored); a review paper on understanding sodium replacements from a food safety and health perspective; epidemiological data on food attribution for listeriosis, both sporadic and outbreak cases; white paper on causes of human MRSA cases; white paper on C. difficile as a risk associated with animal sources; and  a white paper addressing the nutritional benefits of meat.

Pre-proposals are due via email by Monday, August 3, 2009. To view the full request, click here: (http://amif.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/49970).

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