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

Lamb Roasting Tips & Twists for Spring Celebrations

Jamie Johansen

Spring celebrations wouldn’t be the same without one classic centerpiece: roasted lamb. The American Lamb Board offers inspiration and simple guidelines for preparing the perfect roast, along with a fresh twist on the beloved mint jelly. Roasting is a dry heat cooking method, well-suited to lamb cuts such as leg, crown roast, loin, shoulder and rack. The perfect roast results …

Ag Group, Food, Lamb

IDFA & Dairy Foods Magazine Aim to Broaden Audience

Jamie Johansen

For the first time in the 30-year history of Dairy Forum, the industry’s premier annual meeting, the International Dairy Foods Association and Dairy Foods magazine are collaborating to offer live online broadcasts of several key sessions. Dairy Forum will be held January 25-28 in Boca Raton, Fla., and the live-streaming sessions will be offered January 26 and 27. “Dairy Forum …

Ag Group, Dairy, Events, Food