International Seminar

The Association of Meat Inspectors Trust

57th Annual Seminar

September 9th to September 11th 2022

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57th Annual Seminar

This year, the Trustees are delighted to announce that we will once again be back at Harper Adams University, following a two year break due to the Global pandemic.

The following is a provisional list of speakers. However, this is subject to change and is not necessarily the final order of presentations.

Friday September 9th 2022

Official opening by the President of the Association of Meat Inspectors, Archie Anderson at 5pm.

Evening Session Chaired by Darren Pickering

Food Standards Agency Operational update – Emily Miles, Chief Executive Officer

Food Standards Scotland Operational Update – Steve Lomas, Head of Field Operations

DAERA Operational Update – Dr Robert Huey, Chief Veterinary Officer for Northern Ireland

Operational Transformation Programme update – Speaker to be confirmed

The Use of Slaughterhouse Staff in Meat Inspection – Dr Pat Basu

Saturday September 10th 2022

Morning Session Chaired by Peter Watson

Science and Evidence – Rick Mumford, Head of Science and Evidence Food Standards Agency

Changes in the US Inspection System – An Inspectors Point of View – Paula Schelling

Demonstration of Life Protocol and the work of the VPHA – Dr Claire White (NFU) and Dr Collin Willson, Senior Vice President of the VPHA, President of the BVA Welsh Branch

Afternoon Session Chaired by Dave Clapham

Official Auxiliary training programme – Rob Thackeray, Training Assurance Lead Food Standards Agency

The FSA Role in responding to Exotic Animal Health Notifiable Disease – Dr Jane Clark, Director of Veterinary Services Food Standards Agency

The History of Meat Inspection – William Strachan, his research into the History of Meat Inspection

Current Topical Subject – Humane Slaughter Association. This will be followed by a short Ministry of Food film from the Second World War, presented by Charles Mason.

56th Annual Seminar

The Trustees would like to thank our speakers and delegates who made this year’s online seminar such a success. A special thanks to our two speakers who joined us live from Australia, and gave up their Saturday evening to do so.

Congratulations to Richard Lambert on his award for Trainee Meat Hygiene Inspector 2020, and to Graham Anderson, the 2021 recipient of The Robin Irish Award, in recognition of everything he has done to promote the Association’s values, and especially for his support of his colleagues.

Next year, we hope to be able to return to Harper Adams University and meet you all in person.

55th Annual Seminar

The Trustees would like to thank everyone who registered and attended our online seminar this year. It was a steep learning curve for the Association to plan and hold it’s first online event.

54th Annual Seminar

The Trustees would like to thank all our speakers, delegates, and the staff of Harper Adams University for making this year’s seminar a very successful one. Special thanks to Christine Middlemiss, for stepping in at the last minute to speak on African Swine Fever.