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American Meat Institute CEO Steps Down

American Meat Institute CEO Steps Down

J. Patrick Boyle announces resignation effective at the end of the year

After 24 years of service, American Meat Institute President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle Friday announced that he will step down at the end of 2013 as president and CEO of the organization. Boyle is the longest serving president in AMI's history.

"With the organization in a sound position to meet the challenges of the future and given the many accomplishments of the last two decades, this year this year seemed like an appropriate time for me to move onto another phase of my professional life," he said.

American Meat Institute leader steps down

Boyle joined AMI in 1990 after serving as administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.  Before that, he worked as an attorney at several food trade associations and as agricultural legislative assistant to former Senator Pete Wilson, R-Calif.

During Boyle's tenure, AMI formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to require nutrition labels on meat and poultry products. He also led the reestablishment of the AMI Foundation, which made its mission to reduce and ultimately eliminate E. coli O157:H7 in raw ground beef and Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat products.

In the 1990s, Boyle and his team also were the early adopters of the animal welfare approach of Temple Grandin. AMI first partnered with Grandin in 1991 on its Recommended Animal Handling Guidelines for the Meat Industry and later on an animal welfare audit program.

Source: AMI

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