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International Meat Expo to Offer Free Educational Programs to Attendees

Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Washington, DC, November 15, 2012 – The American Meat Institute (AMI) has announced the complete schedule of free education programs at the International Meat Expo (IME). The programs will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) from Tuesday, January 29 to Thursday, January 31, 2013.

            These programs offer a wide array of education sessions covering pressing meat and poultry issues, including a breakdown of the latest regulatory developments, an in-depth look at the global impact of the meat and poultry business, and plant operations sessions designed to provide real solutions to critical in-plant challenges. 

The Meat and Poultry Processing: A Global Perspective program will offer a breakdown of the latest regulatory developments, an examination of the impact of a food safety event, the latest information on the global food safety initiative, equivalency issues with Brazil and an update on CODEX.

Meanwhile, the Consumer Trends program will provide attendees results of new consumer trends research, a thoughtful look at the impact the economy has had on meat and poultry purchases, and how to provide consumers with the products and programs that will keep them as long-term repeat customers.

Finally, the Operations and Management forum will offer a series of courses designed to give managers real solutions to critical challenges, such as commodity inventory risk management and packaging for operational success.

To register for the IME, visit www.IME13.org.  For a complete list of programs available for all attendees, visit http://ime13.org/programs/.



AMI represents 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 United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.

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