AMSA 74th RMC - Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Keynote Presentation - Innovations in Food Safety
Sponsored by empirical Foods

  • Emerging Meat Processing Technologies for Microbiological Safety of Meat and Meat Products  - Manpreet Singh, Ph.D., Interim Head, Department of Food Science and Technology and Professor, Poultry Science Department, University of Georgia
  • Practical Elimination of Raw Meat Microbiological Risk using Thermal Pasteurization, a Novel Meat-Safety-Driven Technology – Nick Roth, President, empirical Innovations, Inc. and empirical Technology, Inc. 

International Keynote Presentation
Sponsored by PIC

  • How Meat Science Academic Programming Can Facilitate Undergraduate and Graduate Student International Exposure – Keith Belk, Ph.D., Professor and Head, Department of Animal Science as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health

Concurrent Technical Sessions

More than Just Meat
Sponsored by Hormel Foods Corporation 

Consumers are continually interested in where their food comes from and its impact on the planet and people. At this concurrent session, speakers will highlight the role that livestock and meat play outside of being a nutrient-dense at the center of the plate. Livestock and meat play a role in improving planetary health and developing skills for the next generation.

  •   Utilization of by-products and food waste in livestock production systems: A Canadian Perspective - Kim Omniski, Ph.D., University of Manitoba –
  • (Silently) Sustainable: The Sometimes Surprising, Always Impactful Ways Rendering ‘s Sustainability Supports Livestock Beyond Food - Anna Wilkinson, North American Renderers Association  
  • Participation in Livestock Programs Develops Life Skills in Youth - Clint Rusk,  Ph.D., Oklahoma State University –

Poultry to Pork – Lessons Learned With Salmonella
Sponsored by Smithfield Foods, Inc.

As new information and regulations develop in the pork industry for Salmonella, lessons from the poultry industry can be applied.  This concurrent session will look at poultry best practices, innovative ways to use whole genome sequencing, and new methods for capturing data on the level of risk associated with Salmonella contamination in meat.

  • Current Broiler Chicken Practices and How They can Potentially Apply to the Pork Industry in the U.S. - Kendra Waldbusser, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.
  • Whole Genome Sequencing Based Insights on Salmonella and how to Translate them to Improve Control - Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D., Cornell University
  • Strategies for a Risk-Based Approach to Controlling Salmonella Contamination in Meat - Dayna Harhay, Ph.D., USDA-ARS

Sensory and Consumer Testing Methods
Funded by The Beef Checkoff

There are many different factors that go into testing method used for sensory analysis such as objective, action standard, and audience. In this concurrent session, experts from different areas of the industry will illustrate examples of a variety of ways to use sensory methods. From descriptive to multivariate analysis, there are many questions you can answer by utilizing panelists and consumers.

  • Applying Consumer-Centric Research Design in Today’s World -   Kristen Dale, InsightsNow
  • Consumer Acceptability of Beef Steaks from Different USDA Quality Grades   - Koushik Adhikari, Ph.D., University of Georgia 
  • Understanding What Drives Consumer Acceptance: Linking Descriptive Analysis and Consumer Data through Multivariate Analysis  – Elizabeth Suter,  Tyson Foods, Inc.

11:00 am-12:00 pm Reciprocation Sessions

Smallholder Systems Livestock are a Key Development Tool in Developing Countries
Sponsored by Hormel Foods Corporation
Speaker: Liveness Banda, Ph.D., Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi
**Presenters will present virtually. **
Moderator: Ranjith Ramanathan, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

The Elephant in the Room: Basic Statistics: How to Use Them and Make Them Work for You!
Sponsored by the AMSA Development Council Bob Kauffman Mentor Recognition Fund
Speaker: Rhonda Miller, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Moderator: Bucky Gwartney, Ph.D., USDA, AMS

Nutrimiromics: Can Meat Derived MicroRNAs Modulate Gene Expression?
Sponsored by bioMérieux
Speaker: Amilton de Mello, Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno
Moderator: Michael Chao, Ph.D., Kansas State University

PrimeOne – An Animal Breeding Project That Began With The End
Sponsored by the National Pork Board
Speaker: Ty Lawrence, Ph.D., West Texas A&M University
Moderator: Morgan Zumbaugh, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Implications of Labeling Changes for Natural Sources of Nitrate and Nitrite
Sponsored by The Kraft Heinz Company
Speaker: Jeff Sindelar, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
**Presenters will present virtually. **
Moderator: Christine Quinlan, Ph.D., Tyson Foods, Inc.

Spoilage and Shelf Life of Meat Products (Fresh and Processed) is Important to Industry and Addresses Food Waste/Food Loss
Sponsored by the U.S. Meat Export Federation
Speaker: Marcos Sanchez-Plata, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Moderator: Gary Sullivan, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

4:30-5:30 pm Reciprocation Sessions

Consumer Testing in Meat Research
Sponsored by Hormel Foods Corporation
Speaker: Koushik Adhikari, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Moderator: Travis O’Quinn, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Presentation 1 - Salt & Umami Enhancement in Reduced Sodium Meat-A Sensory Approach
Sponsored by Kemin Food Technologies
Speaker: Priti Jha, Symrise, Inc.
**Presenter will present virtually. **
Presentation 2 - Compensating for Protein Functionality and Food Safety Changes Resulting from Sodium Reduction
Speaker: Lynn Knipe, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Moderator: Ben Bohrer, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

The Use of Phage to Reduce Salmonella Loads in Ground Meats: An Academic and Industry Perspective
Sponsored by the AMSA Development Council Robert Merkel and Roger Mandigo Mentor Recognition Fund
Speaker: Robin Peterson, Micreos
Moderator: Jessie Vipham, Ph.D., Kansas State University

e-Posters: Poster Competition Undergraduate, Master and Ph.D. 1st Winners
Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health
Presenters: Will be Selected Sunday, August 15th
Moderator: Makenna Greenwald, American Meat Science Association

Sociocultural, and Other Factors Affecting Meat and Animal-Source Food Consumption in Developing Countries
Sponsored by the U.S. Meat Export Federation
Speaker: Adegbola “Gbola” Adesogan, Ph.D., University of Florida
Moderator: Andrew Clarke, Ph.D., University of Missouri

By-Product Quality Time: Tackling Challenges with Rendered and Other Products and the Future of Food Safety and Quality for Various Markets

Sponsored by Hormel Foods Corporation
Speaker: B.J. Bench, Ph.D., Tyson Foods, Inc.
Moderator: John Marcy, Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Novel Protein for Pet Food
Sponsored by Kalsec
Speaker: Billie Johnson, Ph.D., BHJ North America
**Presenter will present virtually. **
Moderator: Melissa Bamsey, Tyson Foods, Inc.

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