AMSA 67th RMC Hot Topic SpeakersAnnounced

Jun 11, 2014

Champaign IL. June 11, 2014 – The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce that, Dr. Tim Knight,Kraft Foods Group, Inc./Oscar Mayer; Janet Riley, American Meat Institute; Dr.Dustin Boler, University of Illinois and Steve Larsen, National Pork Board will be the featured speakers in the AMSA 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) Hot Topic Symposium.  This sessions is sponsored by Kraft FoodsGroup, Inc./Oscar Mayer and National Pork Board on Wednesday, June 18. Presentationsfrom these speakers will focus on the below topics.  

Captive Bolt Technology for onFarm Euthanasia of Turkey:Advances in captive bolt technology have enabled new on-farm applications ofthis technology. Dr. Tim Knight’s presentation will give an overviewapplications specific to euthanasia of turkeys. It will include a generaloverview of methodology and how the National Turkey Federation guidelines havebeen modified to reflect these advances.

AMI Animal Welfare Resources and Programs: The American Meat Institute has long served a leadership role in animal welfare for the American meat industry. Janet Riley will discuss topics relative to today’schanging animal welfare climate and provide insight to the dynamics in thefield including consumer influence and media. Online resources and recentadditions will be shown.

All Sea Salts are Not the Same?: Dr. Dustin Boler will evaluatedifferences in sea salts purity levels on processed meat characteristics. Saltimproves textural properties of further processed meat products, but can alsoaccelerate lipid oxidation and potentially reduce shelf-life. Metalcontaminates such as copper, iron, manganese and others can also influencepalatability. Dr. Boler will cover the interaction of salt and possibleimpurities associated with sea salts on texture and sensory of meat,highlighting our resent experience with sea salt and ground pork.

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea VirusUpdate: Dr. SteveLarsen will give an update on what porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is,how it has impacted the pork industry and what the pork industry is doing tocombat PEDv.

The AMSA 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) will be held June 15-18, 2014, at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.  For more information regarding the AMSA 67th RMC please visit: RMC or contact Deidrea Mabry1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12. 

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