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The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education continues to monitor the evolving situation regarding coronavirus both domestically and internationally. Due to this public health emergency, it is impossible to move forward with 2020 Spring Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control workshop as planned.  In close consultation with members, authorities in Missouri, and the Hilton Kansas City Airport, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Spring Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control workshop.

While reported risk levels for COVID-19 infection may be low in the conference region, the unique challenges and responsibilities associated with staging large gatherings remain immensely complex.  The Meat Institute will continue to keep you up to date about future meetings and possibly rescheduling the event. We did not make this decision lightly, but think it is the right thing to do to protect the health and safety of attendees and staff.


If you have a hotel reservation for the event please call and cancel your room as soon as possible. Please visit the reservation page here, or call the hotel directly at (816) 891-8900. You must cancel your reservation at least 72-hours before your scheduled arrival to receive a full refund. If you have questions, please contact Nicole Vetsch nvetsche@meatinstitute.org, (p) 202-587-4228.


For those who have registered for the event, you will receive a full refund of your registration fees. Please be patient as we work to refund everyone through the appropriate payment method. If you have questions, please contact Robin Troy, rtroy@meatinstitute.org (p) 202-587-4242.


If you have secured a sponsorship at the event you will be contacted by the North American Meat Institute to discuss your sponsorship options. For additional information please contact Jim Goldberg at jgoldberg@meatinstitute.org (p) 202-587-4206.


The Meat Institute will continue to send information to members regarding the coronavirus and its impact on employees and company operations. Updates can be found on the Meat Institute's website here.