The American Meat Institute (AMI) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announced that they will jointly host the “Pork 101” education workshop  at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), the world's largest annual feed, meat and poultry industry trade show, scheduled for Jan. 27-29, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga. 

The four-hour, hands-on session offers attendees a brief look into AMSA’s three-day Pork 101 Conference.  The workshop will address quality and consistency issues in the pork industry, providing insight on the value differences in swine, pork carcasses, pork primals and processed pork products.

Texas A&M University Professor and Extension Meat Scientist Davey Griffin, Ph.D., is scheduled to speak at this session.

The workshop, which is free to all registered IPPE attendees, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.  For more information about this session, click here.

AMI also announced that it will host the Validation Workshop at the 2015 IPPE. This two-hour session will discuss the scientific, regulatory and practical components of food process validation, a key aspect of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system.   

 The program will include a presentation by Gary Acuff, Ph.D., director of the Center for Food Safety at Texas A&M University, entitled, “Basic Concepts in Validation/Verification.” Manpreet Singh, Ph.D., associate professor of Food Science at Purdue University, will host the “Experimental Approaches” discussion. Jim Dickson, Ph.D., professor at Iowa State University, will close the workshop with the “Interpretation and Practical Application” presentation.  

 The workshop, which is free for all registered IPPE attendees, will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. For more information about this session, click here. To register to attend IPPE, go to

Source: IPPE