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RMC AMSA 2014 - RMC Proceedings

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A special thank you to the Beef Checkoff for sponsoring the recordings of all the sessions that took place at the AMSA 67th RMC. 

Link to RMC recorded presentations:  http://asas.confex.com/asas/RM14/recording/secretsubscriber.cgi?password=rmc1four.

AMSA 67th RMC Abstracts (PDF) 

Keynote Presentations:

Opening General Session & AMSA Anniversary Kickoff
Session Sponsored by Cargill

The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto about the Politics of Your Plate - Dr. Jayson Lusk, Professor and the Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in the Agricultural Economics department at Oklahoma State University and Author
Session Sponsored Kraft Foods, Inc./Oscar Mayer
PDF Presentation       Proceeding Paper

Agriculture Save the Planet before It Destroys It? - Jack Bobo, JD, MS, Chief, Biotechnology and Textile Trade Policy Division, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology, Department of State
Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health 
PDF Presentation

Concurrent Technical Sessions

Concurrent Technical Session I - Food Safety

Session Sponsored Corbion Purac

Beef Trim Contamination During High Event Periods – Terry Arthur, USDA-MARC    
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper

SdiA chemical sensing in EHEC colonization of cattle - Vanessa Sperandio, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper

Fecal microbiome and the bovine animal – Jim Wells, USDA-MARC  
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper

Concurrent Technical Session II - Health and Wellness: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015, what it could mean for the meat and poultry Industry

Sponsored by National Pork Board

What the anticipated Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee consumption recommendations means to the meat and poultry industry - Thomas Boileau, Kraft Foods  
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper

What the anticipated Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee consumption recommendations means to the meat and poultry industry - Molly Miller, Tyson Foods, Inc.
PDF Presentation       Proceeding Paper

Concurrent Technical Session III - Meat Quality

Sponsored by Sealed Air’s Cryovac Brand

Myoglobin chemistry and modifications that influence color stability – Cameron Faustman, University of Connecticut  
PDF Presentation        Proceeding Paper

Role of mitochondria in meat color and pre-harvest factors governing beef color – Andy King, US MARC 
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper 

Practical applications to improve fresh meat color – Brad Kim, Assistant Professor, Purdue University   
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper 

Concurrent Technical Session IV - Processed Meats

Session Sponsored Kraft Foods, Inc./Oscar Mayer

Processed Meats: Ingredients Revisited - Mac Orcutt, DuPont Nutrition and Health  
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper  

Three Critical Steps for Making Quality Processed Meats at the Lowest Cost – Paul Morin, Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer
PDF Presentation        Proceeding Paper

Optimizing Cook-in-package comminuted sausage products - Paul Hargarten, Salm Partners, LLC
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper  

Concurrent Technical Session V- Muscle Biology 

Sponsored by Wisconsin Beef Council

Titin: Function in Life and Changes Postmortem - Marion Greaser, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper

Muscle Biology Overview of the Skeletal Muscle Cytoskeleton - Ted Huiatt, Iowa State University 
PDF Presentation        

Dystrophin deficiency-induced changes in Porcine Skeletal Muscle -  Dan Nonneman, U.S. Meat Animal Research Unit
PDF Presentation       Proceeding Paper

Concurrent Technical Session VI - Contemporary Models for Extension Education Programs 

Sponsored by Iowa State University

The Changing Face of Extension – Joe Cordray, Iowa State University 
PDF Presentation        Proceeding Paper

Sustaining animal science and extension programs – Janice Swanson, Michigan State University 
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper

Technology in Extension – John Shutske, University of Wisconsin-Madison  
PDF Presentation         Proceeding Paper

Hot Topics Session 

Co-sponsored by Kraft Foods Group, Inc./Oscar Mayer and the National Pork Board ◦Captive Bolt Technology for on Farm Euthanasia of Turkeys - Tim Knight, Ph.D., Associate Principal Scientist, Kraft Foods Group, Inc./Oscar Mayer
PDF Presentation 

AMI Animal Welfare Resources and Programs - Janet Riley, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Member Services, American Meat Institute
PDF Presentation 

All Sea Salts are Not the Same? - Dustin Boler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Department, University of Illinois
PDF Presentation  

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Update - Steve Larsen, Ph.D., Director, Pork Safety, National Pork Board
PDF Presentation  

Extended Reciprocation Sessions

Reducing high rigor temperature in carcasses – towards a sustainable meat industry - 2014 AMSA RMC International Lectureship Award Presentation - Dr. Robyn Warner

Sponsored DuPont Nutrition and Health
PDF Presentation        Proceeding Paper

Food Safety Culture - Extended Reciprocation Session - Dr. John Ruby
Sponsored by Texas Tech University International Center for Food Industry Excellence
PDF Presentation

Putting Public Health Into Food Safety: 20+ Years into an Evolving Effort at FSIS  - Extended Reciprocation Session - Dr. David Goldman 
PDF Presentation

Reciprocation Sessions

Beef Carcass Maturity and Palatability Research - Rebecca Acheson, Ph.D., Operations Project Leader, Tyson Foods, Inc. and J. Daryl Tatum, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University
Funded by the Beef Checkoff
PDF Presentation

Product Development Challenges: Case Studies – Optimizing Product Quality with New Ingredients -  Oscar Esquivel, Ph.D., Director, Researchand Development, Cargill
Sponsored by Hawkins, Inc.
PDF Presentation  

Increasing the Power of Genomics to Impact Meat Quality - James Reecy, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University
Sponsored by Kraft Foods Group, Inc./Oscar Mayer
PDF Presentation

Pet Food and Treat Safety

  • Challenges and Solutions - Mindy Brashears, Ph.D., Director-International Center for Food Industry Excellence, Professor of Food Safety and Public Health, Texas Tech University
  • Control of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Hazards in Production of Dehydrated Pet Treats - Peter Taormina, Ph.D., Director of Science, John Morrell Food Group/Smithfield Foods, Inc.\

Antibiotic Resistance -  Randall Singer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health 
PDF Presentation

Historical Perspective of Controlling Pathogens - Mohammad Koohmaraie, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Meat Division, IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group
Sponsored by Hawkins, Inc.
PDF Presentation

The Future of Pork Quality - David Newman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University
Sponsored by National Pork Board
PDF Presentation

Rendering/Implications FSMA - Jessica Meisinger, Ph.D., Scientific Education and Communication, National Renderers, Association
PDF Presentation  

Conventionally Cured vs. No-Nitrate-or- Nitrite-Added Cured Meats: Evolution of the Natural/Organic Curing Process - Joseph Sebranek, Ph.D., Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, Morrison Endowed Chair, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University
Sponsored by the AMSA Educational Foundation Roger Mandigo Mentor Recognition Fund
PDF Presentation 

Regulatory Update: Issues Facing Small and Very Small Processors - David P. Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Administrator, Office of Public Health Science, and Acting Chief Medical Officer, USDA
PDF Presentation

Co-Extrusion Systems Using Alginate - Jay B. Wenther, Ph.D., Director of Meat Technology, Handtmann, Inc. and Gene Wacholtz, Sales Manager – North America for Ruitenberg Ingredients, Inc.
PDF Presentation  

USDA Instrument Grading Program -  Glen Dolezal, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Communication and Technology Development, Cargill; Gretchen Mafi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University and Lawrence Yates, Ph.D., Livestock Marketing Specialist, USDA-AMS, Livestock, Poultry & Seed Program
PDF Mafi Presentation      PDF Yates Presentation        Executive Summary        Full Paper  

Packaging to Protect Meat Color - Dan Siegel, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Curwood, Inc. a Division of Bemis
PDF Presentation  

Pork Fat Quality -  Jerry Cannon, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Hormel Foods Corporation and Roger Johnson, Ph.D., Director of Pork Quality, Fresh Meat Group, Smithfield Farmland Corporation
Sponsored by National Pork Board
PDF Cannon Presentation        PDF Johnson Presentation

Eating Like A Pig; Investigating the Role of Meat in the Human Diet using the Pig Biomedical Model - Eric Berg, Ph.D., Professor/Associate Head of Animal Sciences, Department of Animal Science, North Dakota State University
Sponsored by National Pork Board
PDF Presentation  

How Social Media is Changing How You Do Business -  Carrie Mess, Dairy Farmer, Blogger, Speaker and Agvocate for Agriculture
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health 
PDF Presentation

Poster Competition Winners ~ (1st and 2nd from M.S. and Ph.D) 
Sponsored by Hawkins, Inc.
PDF Presentation 

Housing Gestating Sows – Science Based Results - Sherrie Webb, Director, Swine Welfare, National Pork Board
Sponsored by National Pork Board
PDF Presentation  

Ingredient Impact on Safety - Robin Peterson, National Accounts Manager, Corbion Purac
PDF Presentation  

Teaching Techniques - Randy Harp, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal Science, Tarleton State University; Deb VanOverbeke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University and Dusty Moore, Partner, iCEV President, CEV Multimedia
PDF Presentation  

Meat Research and Development Priorities in Australia – Opportunities for Collaboration - Robyn Warner, Ph.D., Professorial Chair in Meat Science, The University of Melbourne
PDF Presentation  

Innovation Through Industry and University Partnerships - Amy Achter, Associate Director for Enabling Technologies, Kraft Foods Group, Inc./Oscar Mayer
Sponsored by Kraft Foods Group, Inc./Oscar Mayer 
PDF Presentation

Green Ingredients/Green Antimicrobials - Tom Rourke, Ph.D., Business Development Sr. Manager, Corbion Purac
PDF Presentation

When Urban Legends Take Hold: Reaching Consumers About Food Safety in the Modern Communications Landscape - Janet Riley, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Member Services, American Meat Institute 
PDF Presentation

Environmental Impact and Sustainability of the Beef Industry - Jude Capper, Ph.D., Independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant and Adjunct Professor and Affiliate Position, Washington State University and Montana State University
Sponsored by OSI Group, LLC
PDF Presentation  

Mechanism of Anabolic Steroid Effects on Bovine Muscle Satellite Cell Proliferation, Protein Synthesis and Protein Degradation - William Dayton, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Animal Sciences Graduate Program, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota
PDF Presentation  

Shock Wave Technology - Tomas Bolumar, Ph.D., Department of Process Technologies, German Institute of Food Technologies
Sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc.
PDF Presentation  

Student Session: Managing Career and Family - Ann Brackenridge, Ph.D., Leads the Food Safety, Quality, Regulatory and Research and Development Teams, Cargill; Christy Bratcher, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Auburn University; Dan Hale, Ph.D., Professor, Extension Meat Specialist, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University and Steven Larsen, Ph.D., Director, Pork Safety, National Pork Board
PDF Presentation  

Impact of Dairy on the Beef Supply Chain - Richard Williams, General Manager, Genus ABS North America
  PDF Presentation

Replacement for Appendix A in Cooked Meats - Andrew Milkowski, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Meat Science, University of Wisconsin
PDF Presentation  

Animal Technologies Panel - K. Douglas Miller, Ph.D., Elanco Animal Health; John Hutcheson Ph.D., Director, Technical Programs, Merck Animal Health; Aubrey Schroeder, Ph.D., Associate Director, Zoetis 
Sponsored by the AMSA Educational Foundation Robert Merkel Mentor Fund
PDF Miller Presentation         PDF Hutcheson Presentation          PDF Schroeder Presentation 

Food Safety and Inspection Service Regulatory Update/Poultry New Slaughter Rule - William Shaw, Ph.D., Food Safety and Inspection Service 
PDF Presentation

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