Hot Dog & Sausage King

Chuck Zimmerman

His real title is President of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. He’s Eric Mittenthal. But we need a much better title for him and perhaps you could suggest one. Eric is taking over the position from the “Queen of Wien” herself, Janet Riley. Both also work for the North American Meat Institute which oversees the NHDSC. Riley will …

Ag Group, AMI, Audio, Meat, ZimmCast

AMSA Launches

Jamie Johansen

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has debuted their new website, The consumer focused site provides accurate, fact-based information from U.S. meat scientists to help consumers make informed decisions regarding the meat their families enjoy. “ is the perfect avenue to relay the research of countless meat scientists into digestible information our consumers are looking for. Targeting our audience …

Ag Group, Food, Meat

Hot Dogs/Hamburgers Rule

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s on your grill this July 4th?” Hot dogs and hamburgers came out on top and the other category included ribs and brats. We hope everyone had a safe and tasty Independence Day! Here are the poll results: Hot dogs – 22% Hamburgers – 22% Steak – 17% Chicken – 17% Other – 17% …

Food, Meat, ZimmPoll

Venison For Supper

Chuck Zimmerman

This is only one of many reasons why I like to hunt deer. Eating them. Freezer meat is where it’s at. Today’s supper menu includes some small steaks that will be quick grilled on a hot fire. These pieces come from what we call the “football roast” in the ham. I take that roast and trim it, muscle it out …

Cooking, Food, Meat

Hot Dog Time at the Ballparks

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s opening day for Major League Baseball. That means hot dogs will be getting plenty of attention. Here in Pensacola our Blue Wahoos minor league team gets into action this Thursday. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council have some great information on the stuff fans like to eat. Like a Turkey on Thanksgiving, hot dogs are the quintessential summer …

Ag Group, Food, Meat

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Phillip Seng

Leah Guffey

Agri-Pulse interviewed Philip Seng, President and CEO USMEF on Open Mic this week: International trade can be a “gold mine” for beef and pork producers as well as the grain growers they rely on for feed. However, U.S. red meat exports are challenged from lower domestic production and the rising value of the U.S. dollar. In this week’s Open Mic …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Exports, Food, Markets, Meat

How Ground Beef & Hamburgers are Made Video Released

Jamie Johansen

Ground beef and hamburgers are two of America’s most beloved meat products, yet also among the most misunderstood when it comes to how they’re made. With that in mind, American Meat Institute (AMI) has developed a new video as part of its “Glass Walls” series featuring a tour of a processing plant that produces ground beef for several major restaurant …

Ag Group, AMI, Meat, Video

Helping People Understand Nutritional Benefits of Meat

Chuck Zimmerman

Because they just don’t know. That’s why the American Meat Institute has a dietician approved brochure available for free download. Most consumers don’t fully recognize the unique nutrition benefits that meat and poultry offer, according to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll for the American Meat Institute. Only 12 percent of consumers correctly identified animal products like meat …

Ag Group, AMI, Food, Meat

Novus International Connects at IPPE

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite inclement weather conditions, the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) this week had more than 24,000 poultry, meat and feed industry attendees from all over the world and 1,148 exhibitors, including our show coverage sponsor Novus International. The theme for Novus at the expo was “Understanding the Connections” according to Samson Li, vice president for global business. “We …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, IPPE, Meat, Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo