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Two NAMI Education Sessions Announced for 2016 IPPE

Thursday, December 17, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Meat Institute will sponsor an ingredient specification and allergen control workshop and a media training for the meat and poultry industry at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled to take place January 26-28, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The ingredient specification and allergen control session, scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, January 25, will look in-depth at best practices for raw material and ingredient control and will review in-plant practices that can protect employees and businesses from unwanted allergen issues. Session speakers include Joe Baumert, assistant professor and co-director, Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, University of Nebraska; Jean Theiss, senior director, global regulatory and government affairs, Newly Weds Foods, Inc.; Laura Fenton, president, Fenton Food Safety and Management Consulting; and Brent Brehmer, corporate manager of regulatory compliance and HACCP, Hormel Foods Corporation.

The media training, scheduled to take place January 27 from 1 to 5 p.m., will cover essential message development and interview techniques, with opportunities to practice these skills on camera. Professional media experts will also be available to provide feedback in an effort to equip participants with the necessary skills to advance their companies’ message and better navigate through a crisis. NAMI’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Janet Riley and Vice President of Public Affairs Eric Mittenthal will lead the training. The workshop costs $150 for all registered IPPE attendees.

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