New meat, meat safety videos added to A.M.I.F. series

(, November 14, 2008)
by Bryan Salvage


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KANSAS CITY, MO – Six new videos have been added to the American Meat Institute Foundation’s "Ask the Meat Science Guy" consumer education video series as part of its commitment to food-safety education. A.M.I.F. unveiled the videos at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters’ Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

"Ask the Meat Science Guy", featuring Dr. Randy Huffman, Ph.D., A.M.I.F. president, is a nine-part, short video series that offers up answers to many consumer questions about meat and meat safety. The videos are currently featured on the American Meat Institute’s YouTube channel, Meat News Network:

Topics such as sodium nitrite benefits and safety; cooking steaks versus cooking hamburgers; safe meat handling during pregnancy; the U.S.D.A. meat inspection process; how to tell when meat is fresh; how hot dogs and sausages are made; "enhanced" meat products; kosher meat; and the difference between fresh and aged beef.

"Social and new media outlets like YouTube are really emerging as influential forces in educating consumers and shaping their opinions and behaviors," said Janet Riley, A.M.I. senior vice-president of public affairs.  "Consumer research shows there is a knowledge gap in food safety information, and we hope that these YouTube videos will help close that gap."

When asked which questions consumers have been asking the most regarding meat and meat safety, an A.M.I. spokesman told MEATPOULTRY.COM sodium nitrite benefits and safety, cooking steaks versus cooking hamburgers and how hot dogs and sausages are made.



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