The Southeastern Meat Associaton

sema-logoThe 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.

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The program is designed to provide the attendee with a working knowledge of HACCP and its supporting programs. The information will be presented by certified instructors in short, concise lectures. In addition, within small working groups, the attendees will actually develop a HACCP plan and present it to the class for discussion and critique. Upon successful completion of the course, the attendee will be registered with the International HACCP Alliance and recognized as completing a HACCP training program.

Light morning and afternoon snacks, as well as lunch,during the the two day training period are included in the registration. A Basic HACCP manual will be provided.

Basic HACCP Training, Kissimmee, FL
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Florida Cattlemen's Association
800 Shake Rag Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Basic HACCP Training, Miami, FL
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport
950 NW 42nd Avenue (LeJeune Road)
Miami, FL 33126

Basic HACCP Training, Gainesville, FL
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Thursday, August 8, 2019
University of Florida Beef Teaching Unit
3721 SW 23rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32608


Champaign, IL, November 14, 2018 – The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is excited to announce that a PORK 101 course to be held in 2019 at the University of Florida March 4-6. With the addition of the course, we can expand the outreach of this valuable program and enable others to take advantage of the great opportunity to learn from our outstanding AMSA members.

PORK 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Attendees will experience firsthand the swine industry from live animal production through finished pork products. The course concludes with the attendees preparing and sampling products from pork carcasses including pumped loins, bacon, hams, and sausage.

For more information or questions regarding PORK 101 please visit: or contact Deidrea Mabry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2019 Convention Location Has Changed

Due to the recent storms, we have moved the 2019 SEMA Annual Convention to Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa located in Young Harris, GA. The dates are the same: June 5-9, 2019. The 2020 SEMA Annual Convention will be at Sheraton Bay Point, Panama City Beach, FL. Our prayers go out to everyone that was affected by Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. We all hope that your recovery will be quick.

Brasstown Valley Resort

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
6321 Highway 76
Young Harris, GA 30582

SEMA Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with SEMA, please let us know. We would like to have a list of members interested in serving on the board or any of the committees. Please email the SEMA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know where you are interested in serving.


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