The National Meat Association and the North American Meat Processors Association have joined forces to create the North American Meat Association, a group of meat a poultry packers, processors and specialists that will provide resources for industry professionals.
The new NAMA will provide a variety of sources for its members, including regulatory assistance, advocacy, pathogen control help, networking opportunities, political action opportunities, culinary education and expert access.
Co-Chairs of the Board
Larry Vad, Ideal Meat & Provisions; Je- Saval, Deli Brands of America
Senior Executive Officers
Barry Carpenter, CEO; Philip H. Kimball, CAE, Executive Director
Mike Satzow, North Country Smokehouse; Marty Evanson, Jobbers Meat Packing
Mike Hesse, Beef Products, Inc.; Tony Gahn, Jr., Gahn Meat Co., Inc.
Don Clift, Preferred Beef Group; Joe Maas, JTM Provisions
John Vatri, Cardinal Meat Specialists, Ltd.; Brian Coelho, Central Valley Meat
The organization already has several conferences planned, including an E-Coli conference in October and Meatxpo '13, scheduled for February.
NAMA has three North American offices in Washington, D.C., Oakland, Calif., and Ottawa, Canada. More information can be found at www.meatassociation.com.