Blogs on Meatingplace.com

Meat Your Markets

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By: Mack Graves
Mack Graves shares 39 years experience in animal protein corporate strategy, management focus and marketing effectiveness.

The Meat Business

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By: Gregory Bloom
Gregory Bloom shares over 26 years of industry experience working in six USDA inspected meat plants - buying and selling meat, working with chefs and restaurants and teaching COP classes. He is the CEO and owner of U.S. Protein.

Animal Ag Watch

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By: Hannah Thompson-Weeman
Hannah Thompson-Weeman identifies and responds to misinformation about the food system as vice president of communications for the Animal Agriculture Alliance.

The Center of My Plate

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By: Lisa M. Keefe
This blog lends insights from Meatingplace Editor Lisa Keefe into the news and issues of the day affecting the poultry and meat processing industry.

Millennial Musings

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By: Brittany Bailey
Brittany Bailey is the Sr. Manager, Pork Customer Marketing for Zoetis and the former director of market insights for the National Pork Board. She has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and masters in food safety. She is also a meat-eater, a millennial and a mom.

Writer's Block

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By: Tom Johnston
Tom Johnston is an award-winning journalist and the editor for Meatingplace magazine.

A Marketer's Lens

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By: Danette Amstein
Danette Amstein is a managing principal for Midan Marketing - a full-service agency that solely focuses on supporting the meat industry.

Chew on this

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By: Charlie Arnot
Charlie Arnot is the founder the president of Look East, an agriculture and food specialty consulting firm. He is also the CEO of the nonprofit Center for Food Integrity.

For the Birds

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By: Christine Alvarado
Dr. Christine Alvarado is technical service manager in poultry for Arm & Hammer. She has 20+ years of experience in academia, industry and government, working with poultry meat quality and food safety.

Pearls and Pork

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By: Angie Krieger
Angie Krieger has a degree in animal science, a law degree and a long career in meat processing. She is the vice president of domestic marketing for the National Pork Board.

Free Range Thoughts

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By: Rick Berman
Rick Berman is the executive director of the Center for Consumer Freedom.

Safety Sells

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By: Timothy Vlcek
Safety Sells (Guest Blog - Tim Vlcek)

Guest Blog - Don’t cancel meat. Make it better.

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By: John Ghingo
John Ghingo is president of Applegate Farms, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods.

Guest Blog — To the Editor

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By: Kenneth M. Sullivan
Kenneth M. Sullivan became Smithfield’s chief executive officer in January 2016, and has marked 17 years with the company, mostly in financial operations.

Guest blog – Help small plants help the meat supply chain

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By: Lisa M. Keefe
Michael Fisher is a retired FSIS veterinary staff officer with more than 30 years’ experience, and COL, US Army (Ret).

Guest Blog - Lessons learned from COVID-19

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By: Tom Bower
Tom Brower is senior vice president for Health and Safety for Tyson Foods Inc.

Guest Blog - Holly Porter

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By: Holly Porter
Holly Porter is the Executive Director of the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., the trade association representing the chicken community in Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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.

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.

Legally Speaking

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By: Shawn Stevens
Shawn Stevens is the founding member of Food Industry Counsel LLC, the only law firm in the U.S. that represents the food industry exclusively. Stevens works with to help them protect their brand by complying with FDA and USDA regulations, reducing risk, managing recalls, and defending high-profile foodborne illness claims.