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AMI Foundation Partners with Alchemy Systems to Develop New Animal Welfare Training Series

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Washington, D.C. --  The American Meat Institute (AMI) Foundation and Alchemy Systems, a leader in innovative training solutions for the global workforce, are partnering to co-develop an animal welfare training series for the beef and pork industry.

“Humane livestock handling is a critically important priority for the U.S. meat industry. Partnering with Alchemy enabled us to provide high quality, industry approved training materials that will help our members ensure their operations are meeting USDA humane slaughter requirements and industry best practices,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle.

Endorsed by AMI’s Animal Welfare committee, this all-new instruction will be available in early 2012 exclusively on DVD from AMI and as new courses within the SISTEM training platform from Alchemy.

Since 1958, federal humane slaughter rules have prescribed strict humane handling requirements that plants must meet.  In the 1990s, the American Meat Institute released recommended animal handling guidelines and later a plant audit that has helped the industry not just meet federal requirements, but exceed them.  The new training is based upon federal rules and industry best practices.

The AMI DVD will include the following courses:

 The SISTEM training will include the following courses:

“Alchemy is honored to partner with AMI on the development and delivery of Animal Welfare training,” said Jeff Eastman, Alchemy’s CEO. “Our SISTEM training platform is used by many AMI members and we make it our mission to provide them with relevant content that simplifies the delivery and documentation of their training.”



 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.

Alchemy is dedicated to providing innovative training products that use technology and media to educate the global workforce. Our award-winning training and compliance management platform, SISTEM, enables companies to effectively deliver, document and manage personnel training using interactive, multilingual courseware. With SISTEM, Alchemy helps to solve the training challenges most companies face when balancing production demands with increasingly strict regulatory requirements. For more information, please go to http://www.alchemysystems.com/.



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