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NAMI Joins More than 950 Groups to Call for Swift Congressional Ratification of the USMCA
The North American Meat Institute today joined more than 950 organizations representing the U.S. food and agriculture industries to urge Members of Congress to swiftly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
In a letter sent to Congress, more than 950 groups representing the U.S. food and agriculture value chain at the national, state and local levels called on Congress to support the ratification of USMCA. The letter reiterates that USMCA will benefit the U.S. agriculture and food industry while providing consumers a more abundant supply of high-quality, safe food at affordable prices...
Clarissa Moreaux Joins Meat Institute as New Director of Regulatory Affairs
Washington, D.C. – The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today announced the addition of Clarissa Moreaux to the organization’s regulatory and scientific affairs staff. Moreaux joins the Meat Institute as director of regulatory affairs.
Most recently, Moreaux served as quality systems manager at Dine Brands Global, Inc., in Glendale, California, where, by reviewing third party audit reports, conducting onsite audits and evaluating additional food safety documentation, she was instrumental in determining and communicating food safety risks of all protein, seafood, dairy, produce and beverage suppliers and distribution centers. Moreaux also developed quality and food safety criteria that aligned with brand expectations, as well as ...
Julie Anna Potts Named President and CEO of the North American Meat InstituteWashington, DC-- The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) on Wednesday named Julie Anna Potts its next president and CEO effective September 24, 2018. Potts succeeds retiring President and CEO Barry Carpenter.
An agriculture veteran, Potts has served the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) since 2011 as its executive vice president and treasurer. In her role, Potts led the AFBF staff in its implementation of all programs and activities for the organization, as well as the coordination between AFBF and its affiliated companies.
Potts first joined AFBF in 2004, serving as general counsel until 2009. In late 2009, she was named chief counsel of the Senate Agriculture Committee, serving under then-Chairman...
‘Beef Up Your Kids’ Lunchboxes with New Menu Ideas from the Meat Institute and Beef Checkoff
Washington, DC – Making a quick bag lunch for kids isn’t hard, but making a lunch that will nourish and be enjoyed by children can be tricky. The North American Meat Institute, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, has created a new “Beef Up the Lunch Box” series of lunch recipes and menus that incorporate prepared beef favorites likes summer sausage, roast beef, pastrami and corned beef into nutritious and delicious recipes that kids will eat and enjoy and that will help keep hunger at bay during the day.
Good nutrition is essential for proper growth, concentration and learning. Although a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips and cookies lunch may tempt children, it offers lackluster nutrition and can’t keep the hunger away like a nutrient-dense menu featuring the complete protein found in meat . Including meat in a meal offers children many key nutrients the protein they need for growth , the most absorbable form of iron called heme iron , which...
Meat Institute Unveils New Resource For the ‘Meat Denied’
The North American Meat Institute ( @MeatInstitute) on Friday offered resources for the ‘Meat Denied,’ those whose offices are restricting access to meat in the workplace, on a new web site IChooseMeat.com. Among the resources are the helpful lists, “ Top Ten Ways to Sneak Meat Into the Office ” and “ Best Excuses to Get Out of Your Office’s Meatless Lunch .”
IChooseMeat.com features a guide to different cuts of meat and how to cook them, a thorough product center featuring prepared meat choices that fit nutrition profiles such as low/reduced fat, low/reduced sodium, natural, organic and American Heart Association Certified. It also includes resources addressing meat myths including many of the prominent myths about meat’s environmental impact.
According the federal data, protein is the only food group...
Meat Institute Annual Hot Dog Lunch Hits Grand Slam on Capitol Hill
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Washington, DC – More than 1,000 lawmakers, congressional staff, meat industry representatives and members of the media today filled the Rayburn House Office Building Courtyard on Capitol Hill to celebrate July as National Hot Dog Month at the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) Annual Hot Dog Lunch.
“The Hot Dog Lunch has been an annual tradition for more than 40 years. This longstanding event celebrates America’s love of hot dogs – a love that crosses party lines,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Barry Carpenter. “The lunch is one of the most popular and anticipated events on Capitol Hill, as guests join us to celebrate this iconic American food in the company of major...
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