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AMI, NAMP, AAMP to Host Seven Summer Webinars

Monday, July 7, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Meat Institute (AMI), the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) and the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) will host a summer series of seven webinars aimed at bringing together industry experts on key topics affecting small and medium businesses in the meat industry.

The webinars will be held between July 9 and August 19 and begin at 2 p.m. EDT and will last for 60-75 minutes each.

The tentative schedule is:

·         July 9: “Top Ten Ways to Reduce NR’s”
Speakers: Mark Dopp, senior vice president and general counsel for AMI, and Scott Goltry, vice president of food safety and inspection services at AMI

·         July 15: “Top Ten Ways to Ensure You are I-9 Compliant”
Speaker: Monte Lake, partner, Siff and Lake LLP

·         July 24: “Top Ten Ways to Reduce E. coli O157:H7”
Speakers: Randy Huffman, Ph.D., president of the AMI Foundation and Dane Bernard, vice president of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Keystone Foods, LLC

·         July 29: “Top Ten Ways to Enhance Animal Handling in Your Pork Plant”
Speaker: Frank Howell, director of manufacturing development and procurement, Odom’s Tennessee Pride, and Glee Goodner, corporate manager of animal welfare and handling, Hormel Foods Corporation

·         August 5: “Top Ten OSHA Violations Found in Meat Plants and How to Prevent Them”
Speakers: Dan McCausland, director, worker safety, AMI

·         August 12: “Top Ten Ways to Enhance Animal Handling in Your Beef Plant”
Speakers: Mike Siemens, Ph.D., director of animal welfare and husbandry, Cargill Meat Solutions and former AMI Animal Welfare Committee chairman

·         August 19 “Top Ten Steps to Managing a Product Recall”
Speakers: Janet Riley, senior vice president of public affairs, AMI, and Mark Dopp, senior vice president of regulatory affairs and general counsel, AMI

“As a president of a family business, I know how difficult it can be to meet the complex challenges faced by our industry,” said AMI Chairman Dave Miniat, president of Ed Miniat, Inc. “This summer series is a perfect opportunity for companies large and small to learn valuable lessons from some of the leading experts in the field in an efficient and affordable way.”

To register, go to the Events/Education section of http://www.meatinstitute.org/. Registration is $50 for AMI, NAMP and AAMP members; $150 for non-members.




CONTACT:     Janet Riley, jriley@meatinstitute.org


                        Dave Ray, dray@meatinstitute.org


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