Washington, DC – The AMI Foundation (AMIF) will hold its popular "Implementing Listeria Intervention and Control" workshop Dec. 3 - 4, 2003, at the Hyatt Harborside in Boston, Mass.
two-day course is designed to help participants
examine the issues surrounding Listeria
control and testing and to provide experience
in developing and implementing a
Listeria control program in ready-to-eat
meat and poultry establishments.
importance of this issue is underscored by
recent actions taken by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA). The Food Safety and
Inspection Service (FSIS) made final its
interim rule for control of Listeria
monocytogenes on ready-to-eat meat
products. This rule took effect on Oct. 6,
2003. The rule establishes three risk-based
alternatives for categorizing RTE products and
it further emphasizes the importance of
Listeria control programs in the RTE
will address sanitation GMPs, sanitary design,
microbial intervention technology,
microbiological sampling, data analysis, and
investigation and corrective actions. The
workshop also will include a technology fair
where attendees can meet directly with
Participants also will have
the opportunity to work through on-the-job
scenarios in small groups with workshop
speakers and AMI regulatory and scientific
affairs staff on hand to answer questions and
help solve problems. Breakout sessions will
allow participants to deal with different
Listeria related scenarios in small
Registration is limited to 60
participants for each workshop to ensure a
quality learning experience. Workshop
materials are provided in a CD-ROM format.
To register for the workshop, visit http://www.meatinstitute.org.
Questions regarding the workshop should be
directed to Katie Brannan at 703-841-3621 or
reservations call The Hilton directly at
617-568-1234 or 800-233-1234 by Nov. 11, 2003.
After this date, rooms will be on a space and
rate available basis. Mention AMI to receive
the special group rate of $175 single or double
The AMI Foundation is a
501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to
research, education and information projects
that benefit the meat and poultry industry.
Originally created in 1944, the AMI Foundation
today solicits grants from government, industry
and other organizations to fund a broad range
of food safety, worker safety, nutrition and
consumer information projects.
AMI Foundation Sponsoring Implementing Listeria Intervention and Control Workshop Dec. 3 – 4, 2003, in BostonTuesday, October 14, 2003
For more information contact:
Vice President, Public Affairs
Senior Manager, Public Affairs