NHDSC Announces National Sausage Month Recipe Contest
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) launched a sausage recipe contest to celebrate October as National Sausage Month. Sausage fans are invited to submit their favorite, most creative recipe that can be prepared and cooked in fewer than 20 minutes to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 16.
FSIS Hosts CIS Program Webinar
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) hosted a webinar on the Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) program for state-inspected meat and poultry plants.
President Signs Mandatory Price Reporting into Law
President Obama last week signed into law the Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015 (HR 2051), which reauthorizes the mandatory price reporting program, the National Forest Foundation Act and the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Earlier in the week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Senate's version of the bill, which renews price reporting and grain standards until September 30, 2020. These measures were set to expire on September 30.
Meat Institute Applauds HHS and USDA Move to Focus Dietary Guidelines on Nutrition
Washington, D.C.—North American Meat Institute (NAMI) President and CEO Barry Carpenter expressed appreciation today at the announcement by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans “will remain within the scope of our mandate in the 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act (NNMRRA), which is to provide “nutritional and dietary information and guidelines”… “based on the preponderance of the scientific and medical knowledge,” and not include issues related to sustainability...
North American Meat Institute Applauds Conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
The North American Meat Institute strongly supports the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement reached today in Atlanta, Georgia.
North American Meat Institute Signs Cooperative Agreement With China Society of Inspection and Quarantine (CSIQ)
Beijing, China – The North American Meat Institute and The China Society of Inspection and Quarantine (CSIQ) today signed an agreement to cooperate on key food safety programs....