1. Meat and Poultry Labeling Workshop
Monday, February 11, 1-5 p.m.
Meat and poultry labeling policies are constantly evolving to address regulatory requirements, marketing claims and consumer demands, and 2019 will be no different. With new regulations affecting nutritional information and the nutrition facts panel, this workshop will provide an in-depth look at what companies should be doing now to make sure they are in compliance by the effective date. Registration fee: $150
2. How to Prepare for the Blockchain Revolution
Tuesday, February 12, 3-4 p.m.
With the promise of speedy recalls and enhanced food traceability, blockchain has caught the attention of many organizations who are looking to evolve to meet the needs of today’s consumers. This presentation will examine the meat industry’s readiness for a blockchain world and the practical applications of blockchain in the meat supply chain. Attendees will learn why the meat industry is well-positioned to take advantage of blockchain. Free (included with trade show admission)
3. Meat Quality Workshop: Packaging, Color and Shelf Life
Wednesday, February 13, 7:30-11:30 a.m.
This workshop will provide an in-depth look at some of the most critical factors affecting meat quality and customer satisfaction and provide attendees with an understanding of how meat color, packaging and shelf life are intertwined. The program will also cover the latest packaging technologies and provide best practices and real-world examples for determining and extending shelf life. Registration fee: $150
4. Wastewater Treatment Challenges for the Poultry and Egg Industry
Wednesday, February 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
While the poultry and the egg industry have a long history of efficiently treating the wastewater generated in poultry and egg processing plants, industry wastewater professionals face new challenges stimulated by the use of antimicrobial compounds to address food safety requirements. Attendees of this program will hear industry representatives, academia and consultants address issues surrounding these new challenges. Free (included with trade show admission)
5. International Trade Issues and Impacts on U.S. Agriculture
Thursday, February 14, 8:30-10 a.m.
Trade agreements, tariffs, and the effects on American products and production are at the top of the news cycle and the top of meat industry minds. This session will take a closer look at the current state of international trade and how current trade policies are affecting the meat industry — from grain and feeds to live animals and their products. Attendees will gain information on how these international issues are affecting business growth and opportunity, to aid in strategic planning and risk management moving forward. Free (included with trade show admission)