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Tyson Foods, Inc. Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Dean Danilson, Ph.D, Honored for Scientific Achievement

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Colorado Springs, Colo.– Dean Danilson, Ph.D, vice president of food safety and quality assurance at Tyson Foods, Inc., Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, was honored today with the 2008 American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) Scientific Achievement Award.

Danilson has contributed his knowledge and ideas toward solving some of our industry’s toughest challenges, from beef safety intervention strategies aimed at reducing E. coli O157:H7, to testing methods designed to detect and destroy this pathogen.

Danilson has been a popular and well-respected instructor at the AMI Foundation’s beef safety workshops.  He has also been a tireless and practical scientific voice to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a host of food safety issues.

 “Dean Danilson is known for his tenacity in solving problems and his generosity in sharing solutions, such as innovative beef safety intervention strategies and testing methods designed to destroy harmful pathogens on beef,” said AMI Chairman Dave Miniat, who presented the award.

The American Meat Institute Foundation is a non-profit research, education and information foundation established by the American Meat Institute to study ways the meat and poultry industry can produce better, safer products and operate more efficiently.

AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.



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