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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In this week’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Gary Sullivan from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan from Oklahoma State University. We dive into the fascinating world of high pressure processing (HPP) and its applications in the meat industry. Dr. Sullivan explains how HPP is used to control pathogens and improve food safety, while Dr. Ramanathan shares insights on their collaborative research focused on retaining the desirable color of beef during this process. Learn about the science behind HPP, the challenges of maintaining meat color, and the innovative solutions being developed to enhance meat quality and safety.

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Human Resources
July 16, 2024

In this week’s episode, we welcome Dr. Jeng-Hung Liu from the University of Guam, who shares insights into the recent USDA meat and poultry processing grant. Dr. Liu emphasizes workforce development in the meat industry, integration of aquaculture, and the new Meat Lab in Guam. He discusses the unique challenges and opportunities in meat processing in island regions, including collaborations with the Federated States of Micronesia and the University of Puerto Rico.

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Human Resources
July 9, 2024

Join us as we welcome Amy Steward from Tyson Foods to discuss the meat science community's role in supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities. Amy will highlight how AMSA members donate high-quality protein and prepare meals to help families during tough times. This episode emphasizes the importance of community involvement and charitable efforts in the meat industry.

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Human Resources
July 2, 2024

Welcome to today’s episode, joined by the Shark Farmers, Rob and Emily Sharkey. Rob, a passionate fifth-generation farmer, and Emily, a skilled media producer, dedicate themselves to sharing real agricultural stories. We explore the importance of connecting consumers with the origins of their food, debunking farming misconceptions, and their active engagement with farming communities and the broader public through radio, podcasts, and TV.

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Human Resources
June 25, 2024

In today’s episode, we sit down with Dr. Bob Delmore, a respected educator in meat science. Dr. Delmore shares his insights on effective teaching methods, the importance of mentorship, and the challenges of engaging students. Tune in to learn about his unique approach to education and the future of meat science.

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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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