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Use Food Thermometers to be Food Safe this Summer

Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbecues and plenty of outdoor activities with food as the centerpiece. But before those steaks and burgers go on the grill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to remind consumers to keep their family and themselves safe from foodborne illness by using a food thermometer …

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Grilling Season Poised to Increase Meat Demand

The seasonal grilling period is poised to increase demand for meat, according to statistics compiled by Oklahoma State University. The Food Demand Survey found consumers’ willingness-to-pay for steak increased nine percent this month. Meanwhile, consumers say their willingness-to-pay for chicken breast increased 1.2 percent, and 2.45 percent for pork chops, compared to levels indicated in April. Consumers noted a decrease …

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Florida Beef Council Pleased with Social Media Campaign

Nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail got a boost earlier this year as the result of a beef industry partnership with the mobile rebates app Ibotta. According to a release from the Federation of State Beef Councils, the partnership also significantly increased consumer engagements with beef through videos, recipes and messages on the app. Overall, the Federation of State …

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Study: U.S. Meat Sales to Reach $100 Billion

A new report projects that demand for meat and poultry will continue to drive sales in the U.S., helping total retail sales reach $100 billion by 2021. The report by market research firm Packaged Facts says meat and poultry products are consumer favorites, food industry mainstays and protein powerhouses, all factors that will keep the U.S. animal protein industry growing. …

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Marketing U.S. Beef in Other Countries

Trade has been in the news alot lately, and the beef industry is of course very involved in trade issues. As a matter of fact, Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO Polly Ruhland, says the National Beef Checkoff program continues to market U.S. beef in other countries.