Washington, DC—USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Deputy Administrator Barry L. Carpenter will lead a timely and informative session on country of origin labeling requirements during the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) Annual Convention and Innovation Showcase in New Orleans October 24 – 26, 2002.
session, titled “Debate in Progress: Country
of Origin Labeling Requirements,” is
scheduled for 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday
October 26, 2002. The requirement for
identifying the country of origin of some meat
and poultry products was passed in the Farm
Security and Rural Investment Act of
Carpenter will give an overview of
the requirements of the new mandate and the
operational impact of those requirements. The
limitations of existing systems for trace back
and the on-going debate over its relevance and
support throughout the food supply chain also
will be highlighted.
The AMI Annual
Convention and Innovation Showcase provides a
forum for viewing new technologies and products
for the meat and poultry industry. Featuring
more than 200 exhibitors, the Showcase is
recognized as the place for innovative industry
suppliers to feature innovative new products.
In addition, the convention features separate
educational conferences including
environment/operations, government and public
policy, management and finance and marketing.
The Annual Meat Industry Research Conference
also will be held October 24 – 26,
New Orleans provides a colorful
venue for the 2002 AMI Annual Convention and
Innovation Showcase. The city, nestled in the
“crescent” of the Mississippi River, boasts
35,000 buildings listed on the National
Register of Historic Places, more than 3,000
restaurants and more than 300 years of history,
art and music.
For more information on
the 2002 AMI Annual Convention, please call
AMI’s Convention Department at 703-841-2400
or visit www.MeatAMI.com.
the interests of packers and processors of
beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and
their suppliers throughout North America.
Together, AMI's members produce 95 percent of
the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70
percent of the turkey products in the U.S.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute
provides legislative, regulatory, public
relations, technical, scientific and
educational services to the industry. Its
affiliate, the AMI Foundation, is a separate
501(c)3 organization that conducts research,
education and information projects for the
Country of Origin Labeling Session at AMI's Annual Convention Will Cover Basics of New MandateFriday, August 16, 2002
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