QA 101 to precede AMI Expo in April

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – On April 12-13, the American Meat Science Association plans to host Quality Assurance (QA) 101 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill, before the start of the 2011 AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition.

Finding and training qualified personnel to oversee critical food-safety and quality systems is one of the most common problems facing QA professionals in the meat industry. The AMSA QA 101 Task Force has developed a two-day educational short course designed to provide needed training and resources to monitor and maintain the quality of products.

Program features will include an introduction to QA philosophy, product quality principles, collection and use of data, basic sanitation and sanitary design, regulatory issues, preparing for audits, food-safety concerns and shelf-life issues.

The course ends at noon on April 13 to allow attendees to participate in the 2011 AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition. For more information, visit: http://www.qa101.org.
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