Washington, DC - Whether you're floating or boating, hiking or biking, keeping your food supply safe this summer will ensure a good time is had by all. To kick off the summer season, Diane Van, acting manager of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Meat and Poultry Hotline will share food safety tips during a live web chat Tuesday, May 29,2001 from 11 a.m. to noon EST on the American Meat Institute's www.MeatAMI.com.
On the go
with your food this summer? Van will share how
to safely transport foods and even how to
safeguard your food supply when camping and
hiking in the great outdoors.
barbecuing in the backyard? Van will tell you
everything you need to know about storage and
defrosting, marinating safely and how to
properly grill and smoke foods.
free to pose questions in advance by visiting
MeatAMI.com's Ask the Expert section in the
lower left corner of the home page. (The chat
section changes about 5 minutes prior to the
chat and a button saying "Join chat now" will
appear.) Can't make the chat? View a
transcript that will post when it is over.
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.
Safe Summer Food Tips on the Menu for AMI Web Chat TuesdayFriday, May 25, 2001
For more information contact:
Vice President, Public Affairs
Manager, Public Affairs