What is SEMA?
Southeastern Meat Association (SEMA) represents the interests, issues and concerns of meat and/or poultry packers, processors and distributors in the Southeastern United States.
Who is SEMA?
SEMA Members represent the top meat industry producers, suppliers, packers and vendors in the Southeast.
Why Join SEMA?
Membership in the Southeastern Meat Association (SEMA) gives you and your company a chance to shape the future of the meat industry in the United States.
SEMA Members stay abreast of industry news and regulations (SEMA Newsletter), and attend educational courses and meetings to increase the efficiency of meat and poultry plants.
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NAMI Animal Care & Handling Conference October 17-18 | Pre-Conference Workshop October 16 | Kansas City, MO
Registration is open for the 2019 Animal Care and Handling Conference. Held October 17-18 in Kansas City, MO, this is the leading animal welfare educational opportunity for meat companies, their customers and those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat products.
The agenda will feature prominent animal welfare experts such as: Temple Grandin, PhD, Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Colorado State University, Dr. Quita Bowman-Blackwell, Humane Handling Enforcement Coordinator, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA and Cassandra Tucker, PhD, Professor, Director of the Center for Animal Welfare, Department of Animal Science, University of California and more!
The 2019 Animal Care and Handling Conference will feature a Pre-Conference Workshop on Stunning, Sensibility and Euthanasia. Focusing on Beef and Pork, this workshop is available for an additional fee during registration.
Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop | October 22-23, 2019
Registration is now open for the Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop, which helps processors face the challenge of controlling Listeria monocytogenes in order to produce safe and nutritious products.
In addition, this workshop provides critical information to help processors stay up to date on regulatory issues and changes. The Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education has worked with experts from across the industry to develop a learning experience tailored to meet these challenges.
From sanitation to corrective actions and sampling plans to data analysis, Listeria control involves your whole team. Not only will this workshop have presentations on the latest developments in Listeria control, it features hands on demonstrations, breakout sessions and case studies designed to give you first-hand knowledge to apply to your plant.
This event sells out every year, do not delay!
Poultry Processors HACCP Roundtable Discussion
December 12, 2019
Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research & Education Center
1088 Auburn Lakes Rd.
Auburn, AL 36830
Purpose: The HACCP Roundtable Discussion is a forum where poultry and meat processing and food safety personnel can come together to discuss current food safety and regulatory issues. During the morning session, participants have the opportunity to discuss current concerns and assemble a list of food safety and regulatory questions. In the afternoon session, those questions are presented to USDA-FSIS personnel by the moderator.
The Southeastern Meat Association (SEMA) is an organization of persons, firms or corporations who are meat and/or poultry packers, processors or distributors, and firms furnishing services or supplies to the packers, processors and distributors. Member companies represent the top meat producers and suppliers in the Southeast.
SEMA strives to provide networking, partnership and educational opportunities to its members to ensure the success of all its 300 member companies. The annual convention provides an excellent opportunity to learn and network with others in the meat industry.