VeriPrime publicly announced in a press release a 45 day campaign to work with retail and processors to make beef safety better for a penny a serving.
Today an article in USA Today discussed the economics of pre harvest E. coli interventions. The VeriPrime Cattlemen will launch a campaign in the next few days to ask retailers to subscribe on the consumers behalf to a national E. coli prevention system.
Dr Mohammed Koumarie predicted that the number of positive tests and associated recalls will increase 5-10 fold. He made his predictions at a recent conference sponsored by the North american Meat Processors. VeriPrime cattlemen point to these predictions as more reason than ever to use prevention to attack the problem at the source before it [...]
The member cattlemen of VeriPrime Beef Food Safety Cooperative are looking forward to participating in the USDA FSIS meeting on pre-harvest food safety for cattle. The meeting is scheduled for November 9. In USDA’s own words: “The end product of this meeting would be the identification of effective and practical pre-harvest practices, the identification of [...]
The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) recently published a guidance document on the pre-harvest control of E. coli. You can read it here. In this document FSIS recommends that slaughter establishment receive cattle from beef producers that implemented one or more documented pre-harvest management practices. The details of the pre-harvest interventions USDA-FSIS documents are [...]
A USDA study that was published in “Meat Science” concludes that preventing E. coli in cattle will make beef safer. The authors are from the USDA research center at Clay Center, Nebraska and they studied the effect of cattle shedding high levels of the bacteria. They conclude that reducing the number of cattle shedding at [...]
My daughter is leaving for the state FFA convention today. She is singing in the choir and I am sure she will have fun and represent her chapter well. As I think about all the young people that represent the future of agriculture gathering, I find myself thinking about their future and the future of [...]
The cattlemen that have joined VeriPrime and said yes to working on eliminating E. coli in beef have believed from the beginning that reducing E. coli in cattle will result in reduced contamination of beef. The scientific community agrees and a recently published research paper adds to the support for the ideals of the VeriPrime Food Safety [...]
It is the beginning of April and that marks the beginning of what has been called E. coli season. It seemed like a good time to talk about how we can work toward the goal of eliminating this food safety threat. If this year is like recent years over the next weeks and months, you [...]
Over the last two days, two real professionals have written about traceability on their blogs. Dr Richard Raymond writes about a bill that Sen. John Tester of Montana introduced and the real life implications it will have to improve beef safety. He cites an example from when he was undersecretary for food safety at the [...]
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