Tyson Foods Donates Truckload of Chicken to Food Bank

Jamie Johansen

Tyson Foods, Inc., in conjunction with the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s College Aggies Online scholarship competition (CAO) and the University of Georgia Dairy Science Club, donated a load of protein to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia. The 30,400 pound load of chicken, which will provide more than 120,000 servings of protein, arrived at the food bank. …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Food

Beef Checkoff Unveils Veal Marketing Website

Jamie Johansen

The Beef Checkoff announced the launch of a new website, at VealFoodservice.com. The site is a mobile-friendly digital hub for all of the checkoff’s veal-foodservice marketing efforts. Visitors can search recipes by cuisine, cuts and/or menu and discover up-to-date nutrition information, cooking methods, seasonings/companions and featured chefs. The site currently is hosting the “Win a Free Trip to the Center …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, veal

NCBA's Beltway Beef Newsletter

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Beltway Beef Newsletter, they urge producers to take action and comment on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines that were just released. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report was released last week, and contained many conflicting and misleading recommendations. For example: the Committee has endorsed the Mediterranean style diet, which has higher red meat …

Ag Group, Beef, Food, NCBA

Checkoff Partners Reach Culinary Influencers

Jamie Johansen

The beef industry was able to make tremendous impact on more than 450 culinary students, chef instructors and restaurant operators at the 2015 Northeast and Southeast American Culinary Federation (ACF) Conference in Baltimore on Feb. 15-17, thanks to a gold sponsorship from the checkoff’s Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative, in coordination with the Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina beef councils, …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, veal

Animal Pathogen Detection at QIAGEN

Jamie Johansen

QIAGEN’s Farm to Fork event at the recent International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) brought attendees together to learn more about novel molecular tools for animal pathogen and food quality testing in labs. Dr. Carsten Schroeder, QIAGEN’s Director of Market Development Veterinary Applications, was there and explained a little more about QIAGEN’s plans for global expansion. “QIAGEN is well-known across …

Agribusiness, Audio, Food, food safety, IPPE

Food Dialogues on Animal Care

Chuck Zimmerman

The first Food Dialogues event of 2015 in live right now. The focus is on “Animal Care and Consumers’ Emerging Expectations.” It is being held in Florida in conjunction with the International Dairy Foods Association meeting taking place there. The event is also sponsored by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. The Food Dialogues panel of food industry and animal …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, Dairy, Food, USFRA

Chicken Wings are Super Bowl Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

Chicken wings are hands down the big favorite of Super Bowl fans, according to the National Chicken Council . The Council’s 2015 Wing Report estimates that 1.25 billion wings will be eaten during Super Bowl XLIX this weekend as fans watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, but wing lovers from coast to coast differ as to what they …

Food, Poultry

QIAGEN Gets Certification for Detection of Listeria

Jamie Johansen

While at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo, QIAGEN Inc. will also be highlighting their newly approved mericon® Pathogen Detection Assays for Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes. This product received AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM (PTM) certification from the AOAC-Research Institute at the end of 2014. The AOAC, an independent third party international organization that evaluates analytical methods for food …

Agribusiness, Food, IPPE, Research

Elanco, Tyson Foods & GNP Company Fight Hunger

Jamie Johansen

Elanco announced results of its #Feedthe9 community outreach to help fight hunger. In support of its vision for a food-secure world, Elanco’s poultry business unit donated a total of $18,000 to three customers’ community partners, and worked with 400 employees at GNP CompanyTM and Tyson Foods locations in three states to provide more than 10 tons of food and package …

Agribusiness, Elanco, Food

New Measures to Reduce Poultry Contamination

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings. Development of these new standards is a major step in FSIS’ Salmonella Action Plan, launched in December 2013 to reduce Salmonella illnesses from meat …

Ag Group, Food, Poultry, usda