Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

11th Annual Beef Industry Safety Summit Convening in Dallas

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:49:03 CDT

11th Annual Beef Industry Safety Summit Convening in Dallas
Every year since 2003, U.S. food safety experts have gathered to discuss new research, technologies and best practices regarding beef safety efforts throughout the production chain.

This year, the 11th annual Beef Industry Safety Summit is convening in Dallas, March 13-15, and is again offering a wide-ranging agenda that will challenge participants to continue their long-standing efforts to raise the bar on beef safety.

Funded in part by the beef checkoff, this event offers an open forum for updates on safety research and recent innovations for enhancing safety systems. Participants share their own ideas for how best to enhance safety procedures and maximize opportunities for ensuring safe food.

The annual Summit is the U.S. cattle industry’s premier event to underscore its ongoing scientific and technological commitment to provide consumers with the safest beef in the world.

“We’re looking forward to adding to the knowledge base we’ve built over the past 10 years,” says J.O. “Bo” Reagan, senior vice president of Research, Education and Innovation at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the beef checkoff. “The topics we address are always ahead of the curve and give attendees a chance to gain awareness and a better understanding of emerging safety issues.”

“An experienced and diverse team of beef safety experts works for several months to ensure timely and thought-provoking topics,” says Reagan, who also serves as chair of the Beef Industry Food Safety Council (BIFSCo), which coordinates the Summit. “Those in the industry need to be on top of potential issues before they become problems, and be able to make the right moves to keep in front of them. This event is also a great opportunity to share information on some non-safety-related issues currently facing the industry.”

For example, the 2013 Summit is offering an in-depth look at food waste and food rescue, an issue of increasing concern given the expanding global population. Other sessions include panels of experts in specific industry segments; food safety presentations from leading researchers; comments from government regulators on the attention given to various safety issues; and opportunities for attendees to share experiences and ideas on a variety of production, manufacturing and distribution safety systems.

For more information on the Summit, visit www.bifsco.org.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • OKFB's Steve Thompson Says August Area Meetings willl Tackle Important Topics for Producers   Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:46:18 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m, Friday, July 30  Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:11:55 CDT
  • Friday, July 30, 2021 Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:09:38 CDT
  • US Wheat Associates Weekly Harvest Report for July 20, 2021  Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:35:12 CDT
  • Oklahoma State’s Leon Spicer awarded National Animal Science Honor  Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:41:47 CDT
  • Request for Information on Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern for Research Initiative  Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:22:12 CDT
  • Individuals and Great Plains Kubota Recognized for Achievements at 2021 OCA Convention  Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:20:15 CDT
  • Research Is Finding Solutions For Human/Black Bear Coexistence  Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:17:07 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2021 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.