Veal Industry Update – 08.14.2020

Veal Industry Update – 08.14.2020

PROMOTIONS 

Stay Home Grill Out

The Veal Stay Home Grill Out summer grilling promotion is in process. Multiple Influencers will be discussing various veal cuts and how to grill them to perfection. A featured grilling cut and recipe will be shared on Facebook and Instagram pages along with how to order veal online.

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SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS

Scientific Report of the 2020 DGAC.  

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently issued a report titled: Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Report).  The Report is now available for review and comment.  USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services will hold an online-only meeting Aug. 11 at 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST to hear comments from the public on the Report. Registration to attend this meeting is now open; however, registration to provide oral comments has reached capacity and is closed. Interested participants who are unable to join the live webinar can still submit written comments to USDA and HHS here before Aug. 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

FSIS Posts After-Action Review Report for Foodborne E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak. 

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted on its website an after-action review report for the investigation of a 2019 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses associated with ground beef. Public health officials in Oregon and Washington, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and FSIS investigated an outbreak of five confirmed E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to ground beef produced by multiple retailers. The findings of this outbreak investigation highlight the need for continued illness-prevention efforts in three areas: (1) retailers and official establishments that grind beef are required to maintain complete and accurate grinding records (9 CFR 320.1(b)(4)); (2) retailers and FSIS-regulated establishments that produce beef should address the risk of E. coli O157:H7, including taking steps to ensure that beef is being used as intended; and (3) consumers should fully cook ground beef. The report is available here.


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