AMSA Virtual ICoMST and RMC - Tuesday, August 4, 2020 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

8:00 am  - 9:30 am - AMSA Business Meeting
9:30 am -  10:00 am - AMSA Announcements and Student Award Recognition

10:00 am – 12:30 pm - Concurrent Session III - New Technologies in Meat Quality Assessment

Sponsored by Cargill

NIR spectroscopic techniques for quality and process control in the meat industry
     Speaker: Jens Petter Wold, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at Nofima - Norway

Rapid evaporative ionization mass spectrometry (REIMS) as a novel technology for accessing meat characteristics      
     Speaker: Dale Woerner, Ph.D., Associate Professor and serves as the Cargill Endowed Professor, Texas Tech University - USA

10:00 am  - Concurrent Sessions IV - Gaining Access to Global Food Trade             

Sponsored by the National Pork Board

Main Red Meat Seizure Reasons in Senegal: Example of Dakar slaughterhouse, from 2014 to 2018
      Speaker: Cheikh Fall, Ph.D., Veterinarian Consultant -  Africa

The Development & Importance of Cold Chain Infrastructure and Practices: Key to Maintaining a Safe, Abundant, and Secure Supply of Meat and Poultry for ASEAN Consumers              
      Speaker: Kent Sisson, President of Siam Professionals, LLC. - USA

11:30 am -12:30 pm -  Break and ePoster Viewing

Sponsored by Corbion, Smithfield Foods, Inc., and The Beef Checkoff

12:30 pm  -  2:30 pm – Keynote Session - Animal Welfare

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Livestock Handling at the Abattoir: Effects on Welfare and Meat Quality  
     Speaker: Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University - USA

Poultry Welfare – Future Directions and Challenges? 
     Speaker:  Karen Schwean-Lardner, Ph.D.,Associate Professor, Department of Animal and Poultry Science,  University of Saskatchewan - Canada

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Concurrent Session V - What Is New in the Science of Meat Quality?

Sponsored by American Foods Group

Research in Beef Tenderness and Palatability in the Era of Big Data
     Speaker: JF Hocquette, Ph.D., Research Scientist, INRA (the French National Institute for Agricultural Research) - France

Recent Updates in Meat Color Research: Integrating Traditional and High-Throughput Approaches
     Speaker: Ranjith Ramanathan, Associate Professor of Meat Science, Leo and Kathy Endowed Research Professorship, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University - USA

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Concurrent Session VI - Global Livestock Production Sustainability   

Sponsored by Zoetis

Livestock Sustainability  - Do Size, System or Species Matter?     
     Speaker: Jude Capper, Ph.D., Independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant - United Kingdom

Environmental Sustainability of Livestock Production      
     Speaker: C. Alan Rotz, Ph.D. Agricultural Engineer, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service - USA

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Reciprocation Sessions-


2:30 pm - Antioxidant Protection: Treating the Human and Companion Animal Protein Supply Chains. Sponsored by Kemin Nutrisurance.

Speakers: McKenna (Powell) Lupkes, M.S., Technical Service Manager 1, Kemin-Nutrisurance - USA AND Kristen Robbins, Ph.D., Assistant Manager of Research and Development, Kemin Food Technologies - USA

Representatives from Kemin Food Technologies and Kemin Nutrisurance, the human food and pet food business units of Kemin Industries, will cover preservation and oxidation of human food, focusing on meat, as well as preservation and oxidation of rendered materials and pet food. The goal of the session is to create a platform to educate the audience on these different industries and the relationship shared between human food and pet food (processing, trends, etc).

3:00 pm -
Cell-Based Seafood – Producing seafood products directly from fish cells, that will be great tasting, trusted, safe, and free of mercury and environmental contaminants. Sponsored by Naturex, part of Givaudan

Speaker: Lou Cooperhouse,C
o-founder, President & CEO, BlueNalu

BlueNalu has become the global leader in the development of cell-based seafood, with a solution to the significant challenges in our global seafood supply chain that will be healthy for people, humane for sea life, and sustainable for our planet.  BlueNalu will produce a wide array of seafood products directly from fish cells, that will be great tasting, trusted, safe, and free of mercury and environmental contaminants. BlueNalu is specifically targeting seafood species that are over-fished, primarily imported, and difficult to farm-raise.  As a result of this strategy, we will reduce fishery pressure, displace the need for imports, create jobs, and enhance food security in each country in which we go to market.    The Company is now preparing for small-scale commercial manufacturing, regulatory clearance, and a test market launch during the second half of 2021.  In this presentation, you will learn about the technology for this emerging category, the pathway to commercialization, and consumer benefits and insights.

3:30 pm - Holistic Overview of Cultured Meat Technology. Sponsored by AMSA Development Council Robert Merkel Mentor, and Roger Mandigo Mentor Recognition Funds  

Speaker: William K. Hallman, Ph.D., Professor/Chair, Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University

As cell-based meat, poultry, and seafood products get closer to commercialization, creating consensus around a single common or usual name is becoming increasingly important to meet FDA and USDA labeling regulations. Consistent use of a single term by industry, advocates, and regulators would also help orient consumers to what will likely be a transformational food technology. In this presentation, we will discuss the findings of our recent study involving more than 3100 US adults, designed to test consumer perceptions of common or usual names, using images of packages of seafood that a consumer might encounter in a supermarket.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm -  Break and ePoster Viewing

Sponsored by Corbion, Smithfield Foods, Inc., and The Beef Checkoff

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  - Hosted Meet and Greet with Dr. Grandin International Award Winner

Sponsored by PIC

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