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AMSA Announces SALUMI 101 Course at North Carolina State University

Registration for SALUMI 101 is now open!  SALUMI 101 will be held February 21-23, 2018 at the North Carolina State University – Processed Meat Laboratory in Raleigh, NC.

SALUMI 101 is sponsored by American Meat Science Association (AMSA), North Carolina State University, California State University-Fresno, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Smithfield Foods, Inc., and Stagionello.

SALUMI 101 is a unique three-day, hands-on educational opportunity for all attendees, “Salumi 101 is great for trained chefs and serious cured meat processors alike. The equal time between hands on training and in depth classroom curriculum was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed all the teachers and staff,” stated past attendee.

Anyone with a passion for learning more about the art and science of crafting high quality artisan meat products will benefit from attending SALUMI 101. Participants will have the chance to interact with industry and university professionals that specialize in this area of meat science. The class will learn about the production of safe and high quality artisan-style meat products as well as be involved with the crafting of various artisan products.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Meat Science Review
  • Pork Carcass Fabrication
  • Ingredient Usage
  • Food Safety and HACCP
  • Regulations for Dry Cured Meats
  • Thermal and Non-Thermally Processed Salumi
  • Dry Curing Whole Muscle Products
  • Equipment Considerations
  • Hands-on Demonstrations
  • Tour of Dried Cured Ham facilities

The cost is $800 for American Meat Science Association members or $900 for non-members.  Space is limited.  Registration covers course instruction materials, meals (breaks, lunches and Thursday night dinner), and plant tour transportation.  Travel and lodging are not included with the course registration fee. For more information regarding registration or questions about SALUMI 101 please or contact Deidrea Mabry 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12.

Putting the science in low and slow

Dr. Dana Hanson and the North Carolina Meat Processor’s Association held BBQ Camp June 3 and 4. The seminar was the first of its kind in the Southeast.

Pictures and more information can be found here.


Join us at IFT 2016!

If you are headed to IFT 2016 in Chicago, be sure to join us for the North Carolina State University Breakfast on Sunday, July 17th, 7:00 – 8:30 am at the Palmer House Hilton. We will have a hearty breakfast, catch up with old friends, hear the departmental update and hand out some pretty sweet door prizes! Buy your ticket when you register for IFT. You cannot buy tickets at the door or when you get to IFT on Saturday.

Even if you don’t make it to the breakfast, stop by our booth on the Expo floor, #2977.