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 two decades of industry experiences working in six USDA inspected meat plants, selling meat, developing value added items and training chefs, retail meat cutters and food service sales people about meat.

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: Michael Fisher
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's 20 year poultry science career has included experience in academia, industry and government as a subject matter expert for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. She is currently a Technical Service Manager for Arm and Hammer Animal and Food Production.

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.

Guest Blog - Rick Berman

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By: Rick Berman
Guest Blog - Rick Berman

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

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 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.