Research

Presenting Checkoff Salmonella Research

Dr. Guy Loneragan, Texas Tech University, recently presented data from checkoff-funded research regarding Salmonella in cattle lymph nodes and ground beef. Loneragan explained how data from the checkoff’s recent Post-harvest Salmonella Research increases understanding of how Salmonella enters the processing chain and what can be done to mitigate the risks from this pathogen in meat products.

Refreshing the Face of Beef Research

Call it a facelift, a refresh or a redesign. Whatever you choose, the result is a new look and improved functionality for the checkoff’s BeefResearch.org. The updated site contains a library of research fact sheets, project summaries, executive summaries, and the like, and features a user-friendly filter process to ease visitors’ ability to find the specific information they are seeking: Visitors first select the program area of interest, then filter by topic, type and date. An added feature is accessibility from all mobile devices, as well as inclusion of a photo library of raw beef cuts, accessible from the product-quality landing page or through the resources menu.


For additional information, check out these sites:

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.
 
Consumers, producers and other industry professionals can go to www.beefresearch.org for summaries of checkoff-funded research in the areas of beef safety, human nutrition, product enhancement and market research, projects which provide the foundation for checkoff programs in promotion, marketing, education, information and foreign marketing.
 
Safety is a priority of the beef industry and www.bifsco.org,  houses information about the Beef Industry Food Safety Council (BIFSCo), its discussions and meetings, an application to join the council, and consumer information about beef safety.
 
Finding new convenient cuts is one very successful way the checkoff has helped add value to the beef carcass over the years. In cooperation with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, http://bovine.unl.edu/ is the industry’s primary beef cut resource.
 
Checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance program information is available at www.bqa.org where you can find systematic information about coupling proper animal-husbandry techniques with accepted scientific knowledge to improve the quality of the end beef products.
 
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.
 
While never occurring in the United States, www.fmdinfo.org is an informational site housing current information regarding foot-and-mouth disease for consumers, producers and beef industry representatives.

 


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