NEW SATURDAY SESSIONS OFFER FOCUSED (AND FREE) TRAINING
PROGRAM, SHOW FLOOR ACCESS AT AMI EXPO
Washington, DC, July 9, 2003 - Specially designed Saturday sessions at the
American Meat Institute’s International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Exposition
from Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2003, allow companies to send their most essential
managers and supervisors to Chicago for a free day of professional
development courses and networking on the Worldwide Food Expo show
floor at McCormick Place.
The Saturday program comprises three education sessions designed to
enhance the skills of both up and coming as well as seasoned managers and
food safety and quality assurance personnel. The five-hour short courses,
scheduled from 7 a.m. to Noon, have been consolidated into a Saturday
morning, leaving plenty of time for participants to visit the show floor. All
courses will be lead by industry peers from top companies.
The Five Hour Manager offers new managers - and seasoned ones looking to polish
their skills - a host of management techniques from peer experts in the field. From hiring to
leading to evaluating, participants will leave the conference armed and inspired to meet
The Food Safety Short Courses will provide in-depth discussion on industry best
practices, implementing appropriate and effective microbial interventions and compliance with
regulatory requirements. Each course will provide the most up-to-date information available and
include time for participants to ask questions and solve problems in their own operations.
Participants will be required to take a short quiz and will receive a Certificate of Completion at
the end of the course.
In Industry Best Practices for Ready-to-Eat Meat Operations: Listeria Intervention and
Control, participants will learn strategies for controlling Listeria in the plant’s environment.
Topics covered will include sanitary design and ready-to-eat sanitation, product formulation and
post-packaging technology, routine sampling plans for process control and data analysis and
During the Industry Best Practices for Beef Processing: Fresh and Ground Beef Products,
industry scientists and operational experts will share the blueprint for microbial interventions in
fresh and ground beef processing. Topics covered will include controlling pathogens in raw and
ground meats, best practices for personnel, facility and equipment sanitation, best practices for
process critical tasks and microbial interventions and sampling and testing principles.
Advanced registration is required for these free sessions. Interested parties should register online
or download a registration form at <https://www.compusystems.com/cgi-
Worldwide Food Expo is the premier showcase of processing, packaging, equipment, ingredients
and services for the global food industry. Sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI), the
International Association of Food Industry Suppliers (IAFIS), the International Dairy Foods
Association (IDFA), the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), and the American
Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), Worldwide Food Expo ’03, will be held October 29-November 1,
2003, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Other sponsors include the Meat Importers Council
of America (MICA) and the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA). The biennial
event attracts more than 30,000 industry leaders from 150 countries to see the largest North
American display of food industry suppliers in one location. Attendees will view the innovations
of more than 1,200 exhibitors in 1.2 million square feet of floor space, and attend up to 50
educational workshops emphasizing new technologies in the food processing industry. Expo ’03
is comprised of the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition and the International Meat, Poultry &
Seafood Exposition. For more information, visit www.worldwidefood.com
AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey
products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI's members produce 95
percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the
U.S. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public
relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the industry. Its affiliate, the AMI
Foundation, is a separate 501(c)3 organization that conducts research, education and information
projects for the industry.