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Interventions, Non-O157 STECs, Regulations and Sampling Focus of E. coli Conference Aug. 17-18 in Chicago

Thursday, July 7, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

AMI is partnering with the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) and 10 other industry associations to host an E. coli Conference for beef further processors, August 17-18, 2011, at the Four Points By Sheraton near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.  The conference is designed for processors who produce ground beef, mechanically tenderized steaks and other non-intact beef products. 


The opening session on Wednesday afternoon, August 17, focuses on the latest research processors can use to validate interventions in their plants. The program also includes a panel of processors who will share their success stories and offer advice and information on the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Validation Guidance, scheduled to be issued soon. Wednesday evening offers a networking reception with table-top exhibits by leading food safety companies showcasing their technologies and services.


Thursday’s agenda opens with special sessions for attendees from Canada, to learn specifically about Canadian policies and issues. Thursday’s general session program includes a discussion of the a pending FSIS policy of non-O157 STECs, guidance on testing strategies for E. coli O157:H7, information on how traceability through the system impacts further processors and an update from Capitol Hill.   


Register now to take advantage of the early registration discount.  Until August 3, the registration fee for the two-day conference is US$449 for members of AMI and its partner organizations, and US$549 for non-members.


For more information, complete program details, and to register go to http://www.namp.com/.

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