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2005 AMI Expo Saturday Education Highlights Food Safety, Plant Maintenance and Management Skills

Monday, June 27, 2005

Washington, D.C. – A special, education-packed Saturday will be featured at the 2005 AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition, Oct. 26-29 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Qualified buyers who attend Saturday, Oct. 29 pay no admission and can benefit from valuable education sessions covering Listeria control, plant maintenance and management skills.

These early Saturday sessions starting at 7 a.m. offer learning value, as well as free afternoon time for a visit to the 1.2 million square foot exhibit hall, showcasing over 1,200 exhibiting companies. Saturday exhibit hall hours are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The concurrent Saturday education sessions are as follows:

Manufacturing Solutions: Plant Maintenance is designed specifically for plant operators to address manufacturing challenges such as improving plant efficiency and overall plant maintenance. AMI will offer Continuing Education Units, Professional Development Hours and Learning Units for this course. This session is scheduled for 8 a.m. -- 10 am.

The Food Safety Short Course: Listeria m. Intervention and Control will provide in-depth discussions on industry best practices, implementation of effective interventions and regulatory compliance. The course will be led by industry scientists and experts in operations and safety. Based on AMI's annual Listeria workshop, this course is perfect for quality assurance and food safety personnel. This session is scheduled for 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Essential Skills for the Management Rookie will hone the leadership skills of new managers and detail proven management techniques from experts. Seasoned managers are challenged to polish their skills and learn some new ideas in this informative session. This session is scheduled from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Qualified buyers are processor/packer attendees. See registration form.

Worldwide Food Expo is a biennial event comprised of the AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention and Exposition and the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition. It is sponsored by American Meat Institute, Meat Importers Council of America, International Dairy Foods Association and International Association of Food Industry Suppliers.

Registration is available at http://www.worldwidefood.com/register
AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory and public relations services, conducts scientific and economic research, offers marketing and technical assistance and sponsors education programs.


For more information contact:
Ayoka Blandford
Manager, Public Affairs
Janet Riley
Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs

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