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Northeast Beef Directory

Northeast beef directoryThe national beef checkoff, through a grant from the Virginia Beef Industry Council, launched the Northeast Beef Directory. The goal of this new web resource is to connect consumers with local beef markets and farmers selling beef directly to consumers while at the same time reminding Northeast consumers of the safety, convenience and wholesomeness of beef purchased through the more traditional and mainstream channels of distribution such as supermarkets, club warehouse stores or online retailers. Northeast-based producers and butcher shops are encouraged to be a part of the Northeast Beef Directory by submitting an entry.

New Beef Choices Resource Available

Beef Choices infographicConsumers and influencers have questions about how beef is raised and what that means for the various labels they find on menus and at the grocery store. The beef checkoff has developed a new infographic that discusses various beef choices, including grain-finished, grass-finished, naturally raised and certified organic. This content will be used on checkoff websites and to engage with influencer audiences who have questions about production practices associated with each label.

Beef Checkoff Additional Resources:

The beef production story is told through www.factsaboutbeef.com, a site which offers information, photos, graphics, facts and figures, personal accounts and other resources that combine to tell the story of how beef gets from producers pastures to consumers’ plates.

Professionals in foodservice, retail and manufacturing industries can go to www.beefinnovationsgroup.com to find beef product ideas and tools to make new products successful in the market.

Consumers can go to www.BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com for beef tips, facts, nutrition information, recipes, contests, cookbook ordering information and the “Beef So Simple” newsletter.

Consumers looking for nutrition and dietary information about beef can go to www.beefnutrition.org to order or download materials and research information, or find a schedule of nutrition events and seminars.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a misunderstood but potentially serious animal disease. For the most accurate information, turn to www.bseinfo.org, an informational site housing current information regarding for consumers, producers and beef industry representatives.

A Web site with simple, creative resources for new and exciting ways to not only enjoy meals as a family, but also engage in some good, old-fashioned fun together! We hope you find it useful and encourage you to come back often for fresh ideas can be found at www.family-mealtimes.org.

Addressing beef nutrition with a focus on the classroom, www.teachfree.com offer materials to order or download; serves as a resource for teachers with a large selection of free posters, brochures, and teaching kits about beef and human nutrition.


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