Managing Meat Shelf Life and Spoilage to Ensure Food Security
Oct 24, 2023 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time)
Organized by: Meat and Poultry Safety and Quality PDG
The estimated economic impact due to the food waste and spoilage amounts to a loss of a third of all the food produced. No matter how this data is sliced, microbial spoilage has been implicated to a large portion of this loss. According to one estimate, a quarter of all food supply is lost to the microbial activity alone. This is partially because food safety is a huge emphasis and limitation of technology for testing. However, technology has evolved to include faster more sophisticated tools for diagnosis and prevention in the arena of food spoilage. With proper research, dedication and focus reducing food waste due to spoilage could be improved.
This discussion is proposed to stimulate provocative forward thinking on new designs and processes to reduce spoilage and food loss. The key panelist will include a combination of production industry, alliance groups such as NAMI, NCC, academia and retail to discuss the overall impact of food spoilage waste and the changes needed to implement for the future of food security.
The key objective is to discuss measures to reduce waste through addressing food spoilage which support growth in food security. This is a huge financial and growing concern in industry and retail members. The key panelist would be a combination of production industry, alliance groups such as NAMI, Academia and retail to discuss the overall impact of food spoilage waste on future supply. The topics would fall under the following categories: Safety and Microbial Quality of Foods (Dairy, Meat and Poultry, Seafood, Produce, Water) and General-applied Food Safety Microbiology (for example, advances in sanitation, laboratory methods, quality assurance, food safety systems), at a minimum.
Professional Development Groups
- Meat and Poultry Safety and Quality Professional Development Group
- Kaitlyn Compart, Presenter Smithfield Foods
- Faith Critzer, Presenter University of Georgia
- Sherry Trujillo, Presenter JBS
- Jesus Valazco, Presenter HEB
- Heath LaFevers, Moderator bioMerieux