(Washington, D.C. – April 14, 2006) The American Meat Institute (AMI) was named to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 2006 Associations Advance America Honor Roll in recognition of its food safety education efforts and its sanitary facility design principles.
annually recognizes associations that help
propel America forward through innovative
programs that have a powerful impact on
AMI’s Food Safety
Education program includes its consumer
brochure about safe handling and its print and
broadcast media outreach efforts that have
helped educate consumers about safe handling
practices, thermometer use during cooking,
sodium nitrite safety and other key
The Institute’s Facility
Design Task Force (FDTF) developed AMI’s
Sanitary Design Principles for Facilities.
Eleven sanitary design principles endorsed by
AMI have become the standards by which new and
existing facility designs are judged by
architects, construction firms and processors.
The principles address the redesigning
(remodeling, renovation) of existing facilities
or in the construction of new facilities.
The FDTF prepared a checklist tool to
define specific criteria associated with each
of the sanitary design principles and
facilitate internal and external evaluation of
equipment and facility designs. AMI has engaged
in an educational effort since that time to
encourage their implementation.
are honored to be recognized for these efforts,
especially as we celebrate our centennial,”
said AMI President J. Patrick Boyle. “We
share ASAE’s view – that associations can
be a force for positive change. By making key
issues like food safety non-competitive,
we’ve been able to leverage the collective
knowledge of industry members to enhance safety
and educate the public.”
AMI Food Safety Education Efforts, Facility Design Standards Honored With Associations Advance America AwardsFriday, April 14, 2006
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