The Meat Hygienists Pocket Book

The Association are delighted to announce that the Third Edition of The Meat Hygienists Pocket Book has been published. We would like to thank Ralph Wilson and Ian Robinson for editing the new edition to bring it up to date.

Ralph has published this edition by embracing the technology available for authors to reach a wide audience, and we are delighted that you can purchase a copy in three different formats. The book is available as an Amazon Kindle download, and in both paperback and hardback formats.

The code above will take you to Amazon’s site to purchase your copy.

The direct link for Amazon is here

Export certification Webinar

The Association of Meat Inspectors are pleased to be organising our first webinar, and are delighted to welcome Jatinder S Dhami BVSc, MBA, PGSAS, MRCVS from AIO Partners as our speaker.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday August 24th at 19.30pm, utilising Microsoft Teams. Registrations are now open by following this link. The joining details will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Some details about our speaker, and AIO Partners:

Jatinder S Dhami BVSc, MBA, PGSAS, MRCVS

Qualified as Veterinary Surgeon from Bristol University 1994. Working initially as an OV for meat premises in Great Britain. Have worked in the food industry over 25 years. Currently CEO for AIO Partners Ltd conducting export certification for several Fortune 500 companies and major retailer.  A managed service of employed network of official veterinarians and certification support officers.

Association of Meat Inspectors 56th Seminar September 10th and 11th.

It is with deep regret that the AMI Trust have cancelled their face-to-face Seminar 2021, and switched to a live online Seminar due to Covid-19. The AMI Seminar is both an educational and social meeting of “like-minded people”.

 The principal concern for the Trustees was ensuring the safety of both our speakers and delegates whilst moving around the site and during mealtimes. It would also have been impossible for the Association, to ensure that guests didn’t mix in the halls of residence.

We feel that this is the only responsible course of action open to us, especially during the current situation with regards to resourcing, as we wouldn’t wish to put any addition pressure on our colleagues from both the respective Agencies and their Service Delivery partners.

Our high-quality speakers will present as follows.

The Seminar will take the format of three live sessions: –

10th Sept Friday night               7pm to 9pm (Approx)

11th Sept Saturday Morning     9-30am prompt start, people to log on from 9am. Concluding at 12am

Break (1 Hour Approx.)

11th Sept Saturday Afternoon   1pm to finish.

Online delegates should register with Stephen Holden at  https://forms.office.com/r/9ZH7HAQ5Ca

for each of the live sessions. A “Certificate of Attendance” will be awarded to those who attend the live sessions on the day. These will be counted as valuable CPD hours.

The sessions will be recorded and made available to the respective Agencies and Service Delivery partners for training. (With agreement from the relevant speakers)

The Trust believes the same speakers will make their time available for the live sessions, but the order of speakers will be announced on the AMI website www.meatinspectors.co.uk and on the FSA Yammer.

We hope that you understand and appreciate the difficult situation the Trust finds itself in, as we sincerely wished to be able to meet in person this year.

Annual General Meeting & Seminar – Update

Many thanks to everyone who attended our slimmed down AGM this year. If all goes to plan, we will be holding the 2021 meeting in Edinburgh.

A big thank you to John Pratt, Vice President for presenting David Cunningham with The Association of Meat Inspectors Trust, Trainee Meat Hygiene Inspector Award for 2019. David Joined the Food Standards Agency in 2019 after a successful career in the Meat Industry.

Registration for our online seminar can now be made by contacting Stephen Holden, our Seminar Organiser. Further details can be found on our seminar page here.

Annual General Meeting – Announcement

The Council of the Association of Meat Inspectors has taken the decision to hold this years Annual General Meeting online via Microsoft Teams.
The date for your diary is Saturday June 12th, commencing at 09:00am.

Further details of how to register, can be found on the AGM page here.

The Association are already planning to hold the 2022 AGM in Edinburgh, when we hope we can welcome you in person.

Parasite Refresher

One of our Official Vets in the Westcountry, is also a very talented artist, and she has started producing a series of drawings of the life cycles of Parasites. The blog is called Wiscat Pereira and can be found here

So far Catarina has produced artwork for Taenia Ovis, Taenia Multiceps and Taenia Hydatigena.

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2020 Annual General Meeting

This year’s Annual General Meeting has been brought forward to Saturday March 21st 2020, due to Easter being in the middle of April. Further details can be found under the events tab.

55th Annual Seminar

The dates for this year’s seminar are Friday 11th September to Sunday 13th September 2020. Provisional details of speakers and subjects will be added to the seminar page.

A quick reminder to all members to keep our Registrar, Michelle Barrett up to date with your contact details. This will ensure your Divisional Secretaries can keep you updated on the happenings in your area, and The Meat Hygienist will continue to be delivered. Thanks.

Mental Health Awareness is becoming increasingly important at the moment. To support this, we have compiled a list of useful websites which can be found under the Links tab above.

AMI Council Meetings

The AMI Council meets four times per year, in April, June, September and December. The meetings cover a wide range of topics, including the management of the Association and our work as Stakeholder’s for consultations in both the UK and Europe.

Any member who wishes to raise a topic or point for discussion, or to comment on matters published in The Meat Hygienist, is invited to contact their Divisional Secretary. They will then present your requests or comments to Council.