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Registration Now Open for Updated Advanced Listeria Conference, April 26-27 in Indianapolis

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Washington, D.C. - Innovative breakout session topics, discussions on advanced intervention techniques, analyzing a case study and a talk on food safety assessments are all scheduled for the updated Advanced Listeria Intervention and Control Conference, scheduled for April 26-27, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind.

The two-day conference has been updated to provide attendees with an even greater take away. The first day of the event begins with the option of two concurrent educational sessions. One will focus on the basics for process control, sanitary equipment design and sanitation best practices. The “Back to the Basics” sessions feature experts in the field, including Rory Redemann, food safety sanitarian, Kraft Foods North America; Dale Fredell, manager, education services, Ecolab, Inc.; and John Butts, Ph.D., vice president of research at Land O’Frost Inc.

The second track will discuss advanced intervention techniques. The presentations on advanced intervention techniques are partially funded through a grant from the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. These presentations will feature some of the latest research on DNA tracking techniques, new ingredient technologies for preventing growth and alternative intervention techniques in the field from Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kansas State University, Cornell University and Ohio State University.

Other highlights for this year’s conference include breakout sessions on verification and validation and Listeria best practices, a case study on root cause identification, a presentation on lot and line segregation and a talk on successfully completing a FSIS routine Lm risk-based sampling and food safety assessment.

The conference is limited to 60 participants. To register online, go to MeatAMI.com and click on the Events Education section. AMI members receive the special conference rate of $595. Three or more member company attendees receive a discounted rate of $495. All other attendees may register for the regular rate of $695. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Room rates are $139 for a single or double. For the special conference rate, contact the hotel directly at (317) 632-1234 before April 4, 2007.

For more information contact:
Patrick Wilson
Manager, Public Affairs
Janet Riley
Sr. Vice President, Public Aff

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