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.
The Council of the Association of Meat Inspectors has taken the decision to postpone the Annual General Meeting which was scheduled for March 21st at the Aztec Hotel, Bristol.
With the current uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus situation, and the advice on gatherings in public constantly under review, we feel this is in the best interests of our members. This is based on the advice that has come from the UK Government’s Chief Medical Officer.
We will notify all members when the meeting has been rescheduled, and would like to thank you for your understanding.
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.
The following news article has been published in the United States regarding changes to their inspection regime for pigs.
Click here to read the article.
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.
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.
The Association of Meat Inspectors website is undergoing a refresh and rebuild. Content will be added when available. The appearance is also likely to change.