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Safe Summer Food Tips on the Menu for AMI Web Chat Tuesday

Friday, May 25, 2001

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.

Just 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.

Feel 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.

For more information contact:
Janet Riley
Vice President, Public Affairs
Josee Daoust
Manager, Public Affairs

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