ARLINGTON, VA – The American Meat Institute (AMI) has launched a new Web site, www.meatsafety.org that offers consumers and the media comprehensive information about meat and poultry safety. The site also offers detailed information about safe cooking, handling and storage of meat and poultry products.
provides essential food safety facts for
consumers to ensure that appropriate steps are
taken when handling and preparing meat and
poultry," said AMI Foundation Vice President of
Scientific Affairs Dr. Randall Huffman, Ph.D.
"The Web site is designed to be a quick but
thorough reference that will be constantly
updated to provide timely information as needs
Reviewed by staff at USDA’s
Meat and Poultry Hotline, Meatsafety.org also
includes links to nutrition guidelines, food
safety publications and articles and a 'Hot
Topics' section for the most up-to-date news on
food safety. The Web site also features a 'Food
Safety Quiz' where consumers can test their
food safety IQ in five minutes.
Meatsafety.org will provide to be an
invaluable resource to media, with a wide array
of fact sheets, charts, links and articles on
"As our new site says,
‘safe food is good business.’ By ensuring
consumers understand basic and important
information concerning meat and poultry safety,
AMI can help ensure that meat and poultry
products remain safe from farm to table,"
Huffman said. "And with an easy-to-remember
name like ‘meatsafety.org’ we hope that
consumers will come to remember it as a vital
To learn more, visit http://www.Meatsafety.org.
The American Meat Institute was
founded in 1906 and is the nation's oldest and
largest meat and poultry trade association. It
represents the interests of packers,
processors, and suppliers of beef, pork, lamb,
veal, and turkey products in North America.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the
Institute provides regulatory, legislative,
technical, scientific, educational, and public
relations services to the industry.
New AMI-sponsored Web Site: Meatsafety.orgThursday, July 22, 2004
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