WASHINGTON – The American Meat Institute (AMI), the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) and the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) announced Monday that they will host a series of seven webinars for small and medium companies in the meat industry.

The webinars begin on July 9 and continue through mid-August. Each one begins at 2 p.m. and will last for 60 to 75 minutes.

The tentative schedule is:

  • July 9: “Top Ten Ways to Reduce NR’s” -Speakers: Mark Dopp, senior vice president and general counsel for AMI, and Scott Goltry, vice president of food safety and inspection services at AMI
  • July 15: “Top Ten Ways to Ensure You are I-9 Compliant” - Speaker: Monte Lake, partner, Siff and Lake LLP
  • July 24: “Top Ten Ways to Reduce E. coli O157:H7” - Speakers: Randy Huffman, Ph.D., president of the AMI Foundation and Dane Bernard, vice president of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Keystone Foods, LLC
  • July 29: “Top Ten Ways to Enhance Animal Handling in Your Pork Plant” - Speaker: Frank Howell, director of manufacturing and procurement, Odom’s Tennessee Pride and Glee Goodner, corporate manager of animal welfare and handling, Hormel Foods Corporation
  • August 5: “Top Ten OSHA Violations Found in Meat Plants and How to Prevent Them” - Speakers: Dan McCausland, director, worker safety, AMI
  • August 12: “Top Ten Ways to Enhance Animal Handling in Your Beef Plant” - Speakers: Mike Siemens, Ph.D., director of animal welfare and husbandry, Cargill Meat Solutions and former AMI Animal Welfare Committee chairman
  • August 19 “Top Ten Steps to Managing a Product Recall” - Speakers: Janet Riley, senior vice president of public affairs, AMI, and Mark Dopp, senior vice president of regulatory affairs and general counsel, AMI

To register for the webinars, go to the Events/Education section of www.meatami.com. Registration is $50 for AMI, NAMP and AAMP members; $150 for non-members.

 

Source: American Meat Institute