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Almanza to Speak at Meat Industry Management Conference

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Administrator Al Almanza will provide an FSIS regulatory update during NAMI's Meat Industry Management Conference, scheduled from April 15-18, 2015, at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California. Meanwhile, John Nalivka, president of Sterling Marketing, Inc., will deliver an economic update on the meat industry. Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council; Peter Orwick, executive director of the American Sheep Industry Association; Forrest Roberts, CEO of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association; and Phil Seng, president and CEO of U.S. Meat Export Federation, will address the challenges and critical issues facing the meat and livestock industry during the "Priorities and Pressures for the North American Industry" education session. Chef Mike Erickson will share a story about a vocational program making a difference in the lives of students by teaching about the meat industry from farm to fork during the "True Beef" session.

Early bird registration rates end this Friday, March 20. The conference will feature education sessions covering an array of topics, including food safety, government regulations, economics and workforce issues, as well as numerous communications-focused sessions, including a full media training.

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