The AMI Foundation (AMIF) will host a second Animal Handling and Stunning Conference, February 8-9, 2000, at the Westin Kansas City, in Kansas City, MO. The two-day conference will detail AMIF’s recommended handling and stunning practices and will outline how self-audit and employee training programs can help companies improve their handling and stunning performance. Good handling and stunning are strongly associated with better quality products, improved efficiency, better employee morale and enhanced worker safety.
hear a detailed presentation on the quality
benefits and cost savings that can be derived
from improved animal handling. Also on the
agenda is a discussion of USDA’s new animal
welfare training initiatives and a presentation
welfare groups and consumer
expectations related to animal welfare and the
meat products they buy.
conference participants will receive copies of
AMIF’s training videos “Good Animal
Handling Practices for Beef Processors,” and
“Good Animal Handling Practices for Pork
Processors,” which were developed in
consultation with Grandin Livestock Handling
Systems and McDonald’s Corporation.
Featured speakers include Temple Grandin,
Ph.D., president of Grandin Livestock Handling
Systems and assistant professor at Colorado
State University; Gary Smith, Ph.D.,
university distinguished professor and holder
of Monfort chair in meat science, Colorado
State University and Janice Swanson, Ph.D.,
assistant professor, Kansas State University.
Also on the agenda is Tom
McDougal, Ph.D., staff officer of the Food
Safety and Inspection Service Human Resource
Development Staff in College Station, TX; and
Paul Simmons, director of quality systems at
McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, IL.
Registration for the conference is
$355 for members, $325 when three or more
members register together and $495 for
non-members. To make a room reservation,
contact the Westin Kansas City at (816)
474-4400. Room rates are $119, single or
information or to register contact AMI’s
Manager of Education Services Amy Peck.
Complimentary press registration is available
by calling AMI’s Vice President of Public
Affairs Janet Riley.
Foundation is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to research, education and
information that benefit the meat and poultry
industry. Originally created in 1944, the AMI
Foundation today solicits grants from
government, industry and other organization to
fund a broad range of food safety, worker
safety, nutrition and consumer information
AMI Foundation to Sponsor Second Annual Animal Handling and Stunning Conference, February 8-9, 2000 in Kansas CityTuesday, November 30, 1999
For more information contact:
Vice President, Public Affairs
Manager, Public Affairs