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USTR’s Doud, USDA's Hafemeister set for Winter Meeting

One of the benefits of holding the USAPEEC Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., is the proximity to top officials in the federal government, some of whom visit and speak during the three-day program.

USAPEEC received exciting news with word that Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, will speak at the meeting. Also taking the podium at the meeting will be Jason Hafemeister, Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.

See more in the Dec. 3 edition of MondayLine.

Cooking events tout U.S. duck products in Mexico

More than 140 foodservice professionals and chefs from 50 companies attended a U.S. duck cooking demonstration and dinner recently in Mexico City, sponsored mainly by Indiana Soybean Alliance.

Attendees had the opportunity to watch a demonstration by chef Chris Koetke at the Palacio de la Autonomia museum in the downtown historic center.

USAPEEC members AgriWest, Eastern Quality Foods, and Maple Leaf Farms attended the event. Don Pedro Hernandez from Mercado San Juan was recognized for more than 40 years of selling U.S. duck in Mexico, and
was presented a handmade crystal piece by Eric Essig and Olivia Tucker of Maple Leaf Farms.

See more in the Dec. 3 edition of MondayLine.

Taiwan chefs cooking contest promotes use of U.S. chicken products

To promote usage of U.S. chicken products in the food services industry in Taiwan, USAPEEC has been organizing a cooking contest with Taiwanese chefs in recent years. This year’s contest, titled, “2018 U.S. Chicken Creative & Healthy Brunch Cooking Contest” marked the 13th anniversary of the event, and was held in Taipei.

The idea of brunch as a healthy and sociable meal is growing in popularity in Taiwan, especially with younger consumers. A total of 33 teams of two chefs each from the local hotel and restaurant industry entered into the preliminary contest, where they were required to prepare a brunch menu using chicken meat from leg quarters or whole leg. Twelve teams were then selected for the final competition at HungKuo Delin University of Technology on November 15, 2018.

See more information in the Dec. 3 edition of MondayLine.

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