Hosted by Francisco Najar and Phil Bass

The Official Podcast of the AMSA

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MeatsPad is a platform dedicated to sharing breakthrough knowledge that is accessible to the meat industry.

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Trade & Export
May 7, 2024

In today's podcast, we talk to Nicholas Walker, CEO of TradeCafe. Nicholas will talk about the global meat trade and how digital solutions can improve the process, reduce errors, and minimize losses in the transportation and sale of meat. We will gain insight into the complex network of producers, wholesalers, and logistics involved in the meat trade and explore the latest technologies to improve efficiency and environmental sustainability. Look forward to an insightful discussion!

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Human Resources
April 30, 2024

In this week’s episode, we speak with Maria Luisa Flores, who serves as both the Sustainability Manager and the Meat Business Unit Manager at Esmeralda Corp. Having contributed significantly over a 30 year career, she has made strides in developing meat business lines and managing environmental wastewater treatment. We discuss with Maria Luisa her early career steps and the importance of home-based education, and she shares her experiences leading a team in a well-known Peruvian meat industry company.

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April 16, 2024

In today's episode, we are joined by Dr. Keith Belk, Meat Science Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University. He will explore the critical transition from basic research to its vital applications in the meat industry. We will also discuss the intricacies of experimental design, hypothesis testing, and the impact of scientific rigor on industry standards. This discussion will enlighten anyone interested in how scientific discoveries drive advancements in meat processing and safety.

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April 9, 2024

In today's episode, we're exploring the meat processing industry with AMSA's experts, Dr. Rob Maddock and Dr. Christi Calhoun. They'll discuss a USDA-supported program aiding small to medium-sized processors in strengthening the meat supply chain. We'll also highlight "The Meat Locker," a vital online resource for industry professionals, offering a range of no-cost services and information on food safety, business, and more. Tune in for a concise look at how this initiative is transforming meat processing.

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Meat Science
April 2, 2024

Welcome to this new episode, where we discuss with Alessandra Bulgarelli, Business Development Manager and R&D Senior Technologist at Kerry. We also dive into some questions from small meat processors on cold chain management, meat microbiology, oxidation, and explore new preservation technologies.

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About MeatsPad —

MeatsPad, founded by Francisco Najar-Villarreal from Kansas State University (KSU), is a platform dedicated to sharing breakthrough knowledge in a way that is accessible to the meat industry.

About MeatsPad

Dr. Francisco Najar

Meat Scientist

Francisco earned his PhD in Meat Science at Kansas State University and also created MeatsPad Spanish to serve the Spanish speaking community in the meat industry.

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