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Attorneys Robert Hibbert, Mark Dopp to Discuss Salmonella Performance Standard in MeatAMI.com Live Web Chat

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Washington, DC--AMI Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel Mark Dopp will join Washington attorney Robert Hibbert in an hour-long discussion of the Salmonella performance standard on MeatAMI.com Wednesday, January 23, 2002, from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Dopp and Hibbert, an agriculture and food and drug law specialist with McDermott, Will & Emery, will discuss the implications of the federal appeals court ruling that upheld a lower court decision rejecting USDA’s Salmonella performance standard as a a measure of plant sanitation.

Feel free to visit the Ask the Expert section in advance of the chat to view information about the scheduled chat as well as upcoming chats. You will find this information in the left-hand column beneath the “About AMI” section. Select “Click for details.”

If you cannot participate in the chat, feel free to submit a question in advance. A transcript of the chat will appear in the Ask the Expert section a few days after the chat. MeatAMI.com chats are great opportunities to log time with guest experts and to learn more about important issues in the meat and poultry industry.

Below are some helpful hints and instructions to help participants make the most of this regular feature on MeatAMI.com.

The section will change at least five minutes prior to the chat and there will be a button that says "Join chat now." Participants will then enter their name where indicated. An AMI staff member will log on as MODERATOR. The guest expert will make an opening statement after which visitors are welcome to ask their questions. The moderator also will introduce questions that have been posted on the site in advance.

Type questions in the horizontal, single-line box at the bottom of the chat screen, which can only be viewed when you have logged onto the chat. Simply place the cursor there and begin typing. There is no limit to the amount of text that can be entered here.

Access the site using Internet Explorer rather than Netscape. The chat function works much better through Explorer.

Questions will appear only after hitting a hard return. Text will NOT scroll as it is typed, as it does on some chat programs. We recommend hitting a hard return after each sentence or two or at appropriate junctures.

AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Headquartered in Washington, DC, 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:
Janet Riley
Vice President, Public Affairs
Josee Daoust
Manager, Public Affairs

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