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Registration Open for 2009 Advanced Listeria Workshop, February 3-4 in Chicago

Friday, November 21, 2008

Washington, D.C. - Registration is now open for the 2009 American Meat Institute Foundation Advanced Listeria Intervention and Control Workshop, scheduled for February 3-4, at the Allerton Hotel  in Chicago, Ill. The workshop is being co-sponsored by the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) and the Canadian Meat Council (CMC).

The two-day workshop is designed to help manufacturers of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products examine the issues surrounding control methods and to provide experience in developing appropriate sanitation protocols and testing plans for processing RTE products.  In addition to detailing optimal product safety and strategies to implement best practices for RTE processing, the workshop offers a key benefit: helping to assure compliance.

The first day of the event will begin with a discussion on the current state of Listeria control, followed by sessions on sanitary equipment and design and sanitation best practices.

The first day luncheon topic will focus on Listeria rule updates and implementation, followed by afternoon sessions on understanding product risk and appropriate intervention, developing and evaluating routine sample plans and lot and line segregation. The day will conclude with a reception and technology fair and panel discussion.

On the second day, attendees will benefit from discussions concerning a number of case studies. Sessions on data analysis, corrective actions and successfully completing risk-based Listeria moncocytgenes sampling (RLM) and Food Safety Assessment will also be featured.

This workshop is limited to 60 participants. To register online, go to www.meatinstitute.org and click on the Events/Education section. AMI, NAMP and CMC members receive the special conference rate of $725. Three or more member company attendees receive a discounted rate of $625. All other attendees may register for the regular rate of $825.  For more information, contact Rosie Levine at  rlevine@meatinstitute.org.

 Hotel rooms are available at a special rate of $160 for a standard room. To make hotel reservations, go to https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=117608&hotelID=13514.

The American Meat Institute Foundation is a non-profit research, education and information foundation established by the American Meat Institute to study ways the meat and poultry industry can produce better, safer products and operate more efficiently.


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