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NAMI IPPE Education

January 29 - February 1, 2018 | Atlanta, Georgia

Monday, January 29, 2018


Preventing and Responding to Foreign Material Contamination Incidents- $150

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Best Practices and Regulatory Compliance for Prevention of Foreign Material Contamination
Brian Covington, Vice President, Food Safety and Quality, Keystone Foods
2:00 – 2:45 pm
Case Studies in Foreign Material Contamination
Kendra Waldbusser, Senior Vice President Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Pilgrims
Jeremiah Johnson, Corporate Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Hormel Foods
2:45 – 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 – 3:45 pm
Handling Consumer Complaints
Kirsten Bishir, Consumer Relations Coordinator, Johnsonville Sausage
3:45 – 4:30 pm
Lab Analysis and Forensic Techniques
Mark Germani, Laboratory Director, MicroMaterials Research
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Handling Reporters and Controlling Social Media
Janet Riley, Senior Vice President Public Affairs, North American Meat Institute
Pork 101, Co-sponsored by the American Meat Science Association- FREE

1:00 – 1:10 pm
PORK 101 Welcome and Overview
1:10-2:00 pm
Pork Quality Overview: Attributes, Marbling Standards, and Color Standards
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Pig Handling 101: Importance, Handling Tools, Pre-Harvest Stressors, Economic Impact, and Bruising
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Live Market Hog Evaluation and Grading: How Animals Put on Fat and Practice Evaluations
3:00-3:15 pm
Break
3:15-3:45 pm
Pork Carcass Lean Value Pricing: Conversion of Pig to Pork, Lean Quality, Pork Carcass Measurements and Lean Value Pricing
3:45 – 4:00 pm
Factors in the Slaughter Process Affecting Pork Quality
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Pork Carcass Fabrication and Defects
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Sensory Panels: Taste Testing of Different Pork Products
Speakers:
Dr. Dean Pringle, Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, University of Georgia.
Dr. Davey Griffin, Professor, Extension Meat Specialist, Meat Science Section, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Operational Excellence: Engaging the Workforce to Drive Performance- $150

7:30 am – 8:45 am
Behaviors as a Key Driver of Operational Excellence
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President, Efeso Consulting, Inc.
8:45 am – 9:45 am
Role of Leadership in Operational Excellence
Barb Callander, VP, Operations Excellence, Learning & Six Sigma, Maple Leaf Foods
9:45 am – 10:00 am
Break
10:00 am – 11:00 am
How to Make Continuous Improvement Your Daily Work
Donald E. Bowden, Plant Manager, NA Supply Chain, Ecolab
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Operational Excellence Implementation: Interactive Group Session
Beef 101- FREE

8:30 -10:30 am

Speakers:
Dr. Davey Griffin, Professor, Extension Meat Specialist, Meat Science Section, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Meat Quality Workshop: The Taste of Beef - $150

7:30 – 8:15 am
Defining Beef Flavor
Dr. Jerrad Legako, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal and Food Science, Texas Tech University
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Cattle Production Factors Influencing Beef Flavor
Dr. Dale Woerner, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, Colorado State University
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Break
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Meat Processing and Preparation Factors Influencing Beef Flavor
Dr. Chance Brooks, Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Animal and Food Science, Texas Tech University
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Product Tasting and Beef Flavor Lexicon Demonstration
Permit Required Confined Space – Train the Trainer - $599
(2 day class, limited to 15 attendees)

January 31, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – February 1, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speakers:
Brandon Peterleus, Lead Confined Space Instructor, Emergency Response Specialists
Bill Dennert, Lead Confined Space Instructor, Emergency Response Specialists
Meat Industry Regulatory Update and Compliance Session- FREE

8:00-9:00 am
2018 Top Regulatory Issues for the Meat Industry
Mark Dopp, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, North American Meat Institute
9:00-10:00 am
FSIS Compliance Issues: Inspection and Enforcement Update
Norm Robertson, Vice President of Regulatory Services, North American Meat Institute
Robotics in the Meat and Poultry Industry: Putting Technology to Work – FREE

8:00 – 10:00 am

Speakers:
Craig Souser, President, JLS Automation
Clyde Campbell, Regional Director, Scott Automation and Robotics
Joseph Machetta, Director of Operations, Plumrose USA
Livestock Handling and Stunning to Optimize Animal Welfare and Regulatory Compliance – FREE

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Speakers:
Temple Grandin, Ph. D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems/Colorado State University
Chuck Bildstein, Product Specialist, Bunzl Distribution NA

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Get the Facts With Meat Mythcrushers- FREE

8:00-9:00 am
Science Communication Strategy
9:00 – 10:00 am
Meat MythCrushing
Speakers:
Janet Riley, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, North American Meat Institute
Eric Mittenthal, Vice President, Public Affairs, North American Meat Institute
Packaging Trends and Technologies - FREE

8:30 – 10:00 am

Speaker:
Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation & Insight, Mintel
Panel Discussion with NAMI Member Company Packaging Experts:

Jay Wilson, Vice President of Marketing, Food Care North America, Sealed Air Corp.
John Kearny, Market Manager – Meat & Dairy Shrink Products, Fresh Meat, National Accounts, Business Development, Bemis Company, Inc.
Matt Malott, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Multivac USA