AMSA Workshop on Validation & Verification

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, AMSA, Meat

amsThe American Meat Science Association (AMSA) will be co-hosting the Validation & Verification Procedures & Guidelines workshop for meat processors with the Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts (CFPVE). This workshop will take place prior to the AMSA 68th Reciprocal Meat Conference in Lincoln, NE on Saturday, June 13th.

Validation is a fundamental component of the HACCP system. Processors are currently required to have HACCP plans in place and required to validate their HACCP plans. This workshop will provide attendees with a practical discussion on validation, covering experimental design, implementation and application, including appropriate microbiological testing, analysis and reporting. This workshop will be tailored to small-to medium-sized meat and poultry processors to provide viable food safety options.

The CFPVE is group of experienced scientists who support stakeholders in the promotion and application of scientifically sound approaches and protocols for food process validation. They provide a practical and unbiased interpretation of the existing science, guidelines and policies regarding validation as well as developments in science and policies, relative recovery, characterization, and control of pathogens directly from foods.