The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is co-hosting the Validation and Verification Procedures and Guidelines workshop for meat processors with the Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts (CFPVE). This workshop will take place prior to the AMSA 68th Reciprocal Meat Conference in Lincoln, NE on Saturday, June 13th.

Validation is a fundamental component of the HACCP system. Processors are currently required to have HACCP plans in place and required to validate their HACCP plans. This workshop will provide attendees with a practical discussion on validation, covering experimental design, implementation and application, including appropriate microbiological testing, analysis and reporting. This workshop will be tailored to small-to medium-sized meat and poultry processors to provide viable food safety options.

The CFPVE is group of experienced scientists who support stakeholders in the promotion and application of scientifically sound approaches and protocols for food process validation. They provide a practical and unbiased interpretation of the existing science, guidelines and policies regarding validation as well as developments in science and policies, relative recovery, characterization, and control of pathogens directly from foods.

The Validation and Verification Procedures and Guidelines workshop will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday and conclude at 5:00 pm, registration fees are $350 and the course is limited to 50 attendees. Registration information is online at

For more information regarding the Validation and Verification Procedures and Guidelines workshop go online or contact Deidrea Mabry at dmabry@meatscience.orgor Manpreet Singh, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist, Food Science, Purdue University at

Source: AMSA