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American Meat Institute Names Kimberly Rice Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

Tuesday, January 4, 2000

American Meat Institute (AMI) President J. Patrick Boyle announced that Kimberly Rice has been named vice president of regulatory affairs.

Rice has served as director of regulatory affairs at AMI since July 1997. As director, she has assisted AMI member companies with regulatory and technical issues. Specifically, Rice has been a liaison with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on behalf of the meat industry.

Rice has also assisted AMI member companies with HACCP implementation by speaking at HACCP seminars throughout the country.

Prior to joining AMI in 1997, Rice served as regulatory affairs manager at Jimmy Dean Foods in Cordova, TN, where she was responsible for planning and implementing regulatory programs. While at Jimmy Dean, Rice served as chairman of the AMI Inspection Committee’s HACCP Implementation Task Force.

“Kim’s expertise in regulatory issues has been extremely important to AMI members in recent years,” said Boyle. “Her knowledge and experience will be a great benefit as our industry faces future regulatory challenges.”

Rice received her B.S. in food science from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.

AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute provides legislative, regulatory and public relations services, conducts scientific and economic research, offers marketing and technical assistance and sponsors education programs.

For more information contact:
Janet Riley
Vice President, Public Affairs
James Ratchford
Manager, Public Affairs

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