Beef Retail

New naming system for beef and pork at retail

The National Pork Board and Beef Checkoff Program received unanimous approval to introduce updated Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards (URMIS) nomenclature for fresh beef and pork for retailers to use on pack. FULL STORY »

Red meat helps bridge nutrition gap

According to a new study, red meat helps cover the nutritional gap left as a result of inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals. FULL STORY »

Fruits, veggies not necessarily better for the planet than meat

A nutritious diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables might not be the greenest in its environmental impact, according to a new study from France. FULL STORY »

Tyson profit beats on higher beef, chicken prices

Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings after it raised chicken and beef prices to counter higher costs stemming from the U.S. drought, and the company forecast full-year revenue above analysts' expectations. FULL STORY »

Nebraska farmers offer consumers food for thought

Nebraska consumers are being challenged to learn more about their state’s agriculture, and in the process they could also win a year of free groceries from the group Farmers Feed Us. FULL STORY »

U.S. loosens rules aimed at healthier school meals

U.S. regulators are relaxing school meal rules aimed at reining in calories and portion sizes after some students, parents and lawmakers complained that new stricter policies left many children hungry. FULL STORY »

Cooking with beef: Moroccan beef and sweet potato stew

Total recipe time: High setting: 4 to 6 hours; low setting: 8 to 9 hours, makes 6 servings FULL STORY »

Hormel earnings rise; commodities seen weighing in 2013

Hormel Foods Corp., which makes the iconic Spam and other meat and poultry products, posted higher fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, slightly below Wall Street estimates. The company said 2013 performance would be hurt by higher grain costs. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Talk about hormones responsibly

Last week, while I was attending the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s 2012 Antibiotic Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, I joined some of the other attendees for a lovely dinner at a high-end steakhouse. When the server came out with a beautiful platter of plastic-wrapped pieces of steak to show us our choices, she started to describe the beef that the restaurant used. FULL STORY »

Red meat consumption varies by population density

Consumer research shows rural populations are the greatest consumers of red meats. FULL STORY »

Los Angeles jumps on Meatless Monday bandwagon

The Los Angeles city council is now urging residents to do more than just eat a healthy diet. In a unanimous vote last week, the council adopted a resolution to support Meatless Mondays. FULL STORY »

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