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NAMI Announces Details for Paid Education Workshop at 2019 IPPE

Friday, December 14, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

The Meat Institute will sponsor a Meat Quality Workshop: Packaging, Color and Shelf Life paid education session at the 2019 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), February 12-14, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The workshop, which will take place from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on February 13, will examine some of the most critical factors affecting meat quality and customer satisfaction and will provide attendees with an understanding about how meat color, packaging and shelf life relate. The interactive session also will showcase the latest packaging technologies and will cover best practices and real-world examples for determining and extending shelf life. The session costs $150 for registered IPPE attendees.

Speakers include Dale Woerner, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science and Cargill Endowed Chair in Meat Science and Sustainability, Texas Tech University; Chance Brooks, Ph.D., professor and associate chair of the Department of Animal and Food Science, Texas Tech University; Jerrad Legako, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science, Texas Tech University; and Jerry Kelly, national business development manager, Sealed Air Corporation Food Care Business Unit. A panel discussion about the future of packaging technology will feature Matt Peterka, research and development director, meat, Bemis Company, Inc.; Shawn Harris, director of marketing, fresh red meat, North America, Sealed Air Food Care Division - Cryovac® Brand; and Matt Malott, president and CEO, Multivac, Inc.

For more information about the session and to register to attend IPPE, visit www.ippexpo.org.

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