Blogs on Meatingplace.com

Activist Watcher

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By: Emily Meredith
Emily Meredith identifies and responds to misinformation about the food system as communications director for the Animal Agriculture Alliance.

View from the newsroom

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By: Rita Jane Gabbett
This blog lends insights from Meatingplace editors to the news and issues of the day affecting the poultry and meat processing industry.

Regs, Rules and Remedies

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By: William James
Dr. William James shares his extensive experience at USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service on regulatory compliance and related topics.

Poultry Perspective

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By: Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton
Dr. Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, director of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing at the University of Arkansas, discusses the practical impact of scientific, regulatory and business developments on the animal food industries.

Cutting to the Chase

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By: Raoul Baxter
Veteran meat processing executive Raoul Baxter applies wit and wisdom to the issues facing players in the red meat industry.

Food (Safety) Fight

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By: Richard Raymond
Former Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety Dr. Richard Raymond dissects and debates food safety policies and proposals.

Safety Zone

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By: James Marsden
Dr. James Marsden, professor of food safety and security at Kansas State University and a meat industry advisor, discusses practical food safety interventions at the plant level.

Chef’s Table

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By: Michael Formichella
Chef Michael Formichella brings a culinary eye to meat product development for foodservice and retail.

Working Safely

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By: Steve Sayer
Steve Sayer brings 30 years of meat and poultry plant experience and worker safety consulting to the subject of reducing injuries and illnesses on the plant floor.

Legally Speaking

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By: Shawn Stevens
Shawn Stevens has defended some of the nation’s largest beef producers, national restaurant chains, food distributors and grocers in hundreds of food-borne illness claims throughout the country.