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SHOW PREVIEW Processors unite AAMP assembles in Springfield, Ill., for annual convention June 18-20 BY K I M B E R L I E C LYM A | KCLYM A@ SOSL A N D.CO M T EXHIBIT HOURS Thursday, June 18: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 19: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. he American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) invites small and very-small meat processors to Springfield, Ill., this June for its 76th annual convention and suppliers' exhibition. Packers, processors, wholesalers, HRI, retailers, caterers, deli operators, home foodservice dealers and catalog marketers, plus both members and non-members of AAMP, are encouraged to attend the three-day annual event for ideas, supplies and services. This year's event will be held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, June 18-20. For attendees arriving early, a pre-convention bus tour is available to Akers Packaging and Turasky Meats on June 17, as well as the President's Reception that evening. The convention officially opens at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 18 with a Welcoming Session and Keynote presentation. Educational sessions are open to all attendees throughout the convention. Topics include: food defense and emergency planning; processed-meat schemes and problem solving; third-party auditing; pet treats; flavored bacon demonstration; cooking techniques; technology and how it makes you money; and multi-generational companies. Various social occasions will also be sprinkled throughout the three-day event. CURED MEAT COMPETITION In 1949, small business meat processors gathered in Chicago to enter their hams in the First Annual National Ham Show. Sixty-five hams were judged in four classes. This competition started a tradition that is known today as the American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC) - the only national 72 MEAT+ POULTRY | 04.15 | www.meatpoultry.com event of its kind in North America. This event has expanded over the years to cover a wide variety of products including hams, bacon, jerky and sausages. Hundreds of products are now entered in 25 to 30 classes each year. Meat processors enter their products for evaluation by judges who are meat scientists and specialists in the meat industry. With 27 classes to choose from, including the 2015 Featured Class of Smoked Poultry Products, attendees can enter one or all of the categories for evaluation by experts in the field. On Saturday, June 20, the top-four winners in each class will receive the honored titles of Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, Champion or Reserve Champion. In addition, the Clarence Knebel Best of Show Memorial Award and the Cured Meat Excellence Award will be presented. The pre-registration deadline for ACMC entries is June 10 (for $20 per entry; one entry allowed per class). The price per entry will increase to $30 on site. Only AAMP members can enter the competition. LOOKING AHEAD Mark your calendars for the 77th and 78th annual AAMP conventions at the Omaha Convention Center in Omaha, Neb., July 21-23, 2016, and at the Louisville Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., July 19-22, 2017. Non-AAMP members are welcome to attend the convention - those belonging to other national trade organizations will receive the same AAMP member registration rate. For information on the convention or to learn how to become an AAMP member, go to www. aamp.com. http://www.aamp.com http://www.meatpoultry.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MEAT+POULTRY - April 2015

MEAT+POULTRY - April 2015
TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMMENTARY - The not-so-great outdoors
BUSINESS NOTES - MCDONALD’S ANTIBIOTICS POLICY SPARKS REACTION
SANDERSON NAMES SITE FOR NEW POULTRY PLANT
TYSON PLANT TO UNDERGO $47M UPGRADE
WAYNE FARMS FILES FOR IPO
OMP TO ACQUIRE CONAGRA PLANT
WASHINGTON - Advisors’ idle hands at issue
BURGER REPORT - Graze Craze
OVERCOMING OFF-FLAVORS
FRESH MATTERS
SLIDING INTO FIRST
FOOD SAFETY - SHORING-UP GROUND-BEEF SAFETY
SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - New kid on the block
PACKAGING SOLUTIONS - MAKING A CASE
INDUSTRY EDUCATION - AGGIE-STYLE MEAT EDUCATION
INGREDIENT ISSUES - CLEANING UP
LIFERS - A MAN OF DISTINCTION
SHOW PREVIEW - PROCESSORS UNITE
FROM THE CORRAL - Handling keeps improving
SHOWCASE
NAMES IN THE NEWS
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISERS
THE INSIDER

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