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$50,000 given to meat research group to look at issues including 'animal welfare'


The Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education has been given $50,000 to look at issues such as food safety, animal welfare and worker safety.


The money was granted to the non-profit from The Smithfield Foundation.


Susan Backus, president, Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education said:

"We are so pleased that Smithfield Foods has, once again, decided to generously support our core research values to enable the meat and poultry industry to produce the highest quality and safest products possible,"
"With cooperative support from our industry partners like Smithfield, we will continue to conduct valuable research to improve our nation's meat and poultry supply."

The Smithfield Foundation is the the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc.

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