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Lean Finely Textured Beef Summit Announced for AMI Expo, May 1 in Dallas

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Washington, D.C. — In response to the recent intense media attention about lean finely textured beef (LFTB), American Meat Institute (AMI) will host a Lean Finely Textured Beef Summit at the AMI Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1.  The LFTB Summit will detail how LFTB is produced, its safety record and nutrition profile, USDA regulations that govern it and the economic impact that decreased use of LFTB could have on livestock producers, meat companies, retailers and consumers.  The session will wrap up with a discussion of the media coverage and social media landscape. 

LFTB Summit speakers include Ron Plain, Ph.D., D. Howard Doane, professor of agricultural economics and extension economist, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri; Jim Dickson, Ph.D., professor, department of animal science, Iowa State University; Robert Hibbert, Partner, K&L Gates and Janet Riley, senior vice president of public affairs, AMI.

Those registered for the co-located FMI and UFPA conventions are also welcome to attend for free.

For more information about the 2012 AMI Expo, go to http://amiexpo.com/.


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. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the industry.

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