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AMIF Open Registration, Unveils Program for Beef Best Practices Workshop

Thursday, January 8, 2004

Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2004 -- The AMI Foundation is pleased to announce registration is now open for its second Best Practices for Beef Processing Workshop April 6 and 7, to be held this year at the Westin Crown Center at One Pershing Drive in Kansas City, Mo.

During the two-day conference, leading industry players will discuss key strategies and protocol that will accelerate implementation of strategies, training and food-safety tactics aimed at achieving optimum food safety and product quality throughout processing.

Session leaders include the following experts:

· Dane Bernard, vice president, food safety and quality assurance, Keystone Foods
· Guy Loneragan, Ph.D., assistant professor, beef cattle health and management, West Texas A&M University
· Warren Mirtsching, vice president, customer and technical services, Swift & Co.
· Jim Rathke, general manager, Excel Corp.
· Daniel J. Zelenka, Ph.D., director of statistics, Tyson Foods Inc.
· Randy Huffman, Ph.D., vice president, scientific affairs, AMI Foundation.

The conference will conclude with an FSIS panel.

For additional information about this event or to register, visit www.meatinstitute.org or contact Laura Quartuccio, AMI Manager, Convention and Member Services, at 703/841-3648 or via e-mail at lquartuccio@meatinstitute.org

The AMI Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to research, education and information projects that benefit the meat and poultry industry. Originally created in 1944, the AMI Foundation today solicits grants from government, industry and other organizations to fund a broad range of food safety, worker safety, nutrition and consumer information projects.

For more information contact:
Dan Murphy
Vice President, Public Affairs
Brent Tjarks
Coordinator, Public Affairs

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