5/31/22 – 6/2/22: Meat Snacks Short Course

Meat Snacks Short Course

Date: May 31, 2022 at 8:00 am to June 2, 2022 until 12:00 pm

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About the Wisconsin Meat Processing School
This short course takes a comprehensive approach to understanding meat snacks focusing on jerky, bars, and snack sticks. Participants will learn about the science, safety, and production behind this category of products from a group of nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields.

To facilitate a stronger understanding of topics discussed, laboratory demonstrations will be held in the state-of-the-art Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery building to reinforce important concepts discussed in the classroom. Processors from every level of experience can benefit from this program with content focused on those interested in or currently involved in the meat snack industry.

With the enrollment in this short course is limited to 60 participants, you will have ample opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the speakers and staff.

Topics Covered

  • Basic Meat Science
  • Non-meat Ingredients
  • Raw Material Selection
  • Meat Microbiology
  • Jerky & Whole Muscle Manufacturing Procedures
  • Jerky & Whole Muscle Food Safety & Labeling
  • Meat Snack (stick & bar) Manufacturing Procedures
  • Jerky Manufacturing (demonstration)
  • Stick & Bar Manufacturing Equipment Technologies
  • Starter Cultures and Acidulants
  • Casings
  • Stick and Bar Labeling & Food Safety
  • Thermal Processing
  • Drying Technologies
  • Meat Snack Nutrition, Marketing and Shelf-Life
  • Classification of Meat Snacks

Meals/Social Events
Breaks: A light continental breakfast, break items, and refreshments will be provided all three days.  Lunches: will be provided on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Evening Receptions: hosted bar and appetizers on Tuesday evening at the DoubleTree Hotel

Course Location and Transportation:
The Meat Snacks Short Course will be held at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) building, located at 1933 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706.

A shuttle service will be provided from the DoubleTree Hotel to the MSABD building each day. If you will be staying at a hotel other than the DoubleTree, it will be your responsibility to meet the shuttle departing from the DoubleTree each morning.

In addition to the shuttle, nearby parking is also available in Lot 67 (2002 Linden Drive) or Lot 36 (1645 Observatory Drive). Rates are $1 per 30 minutes for the first 3 hours, and $1/hour thereafter. The maximum rate for the day is $15.

For additional information about parking, visit this map which shows the location of the Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery building.

The registration fee is $1150 per person and includes course materials & handouts, breaks & lunches, refreshments, the Tuesday evening reception, and local transportation between the DoubleTree hotel and the MSABD building.

Lodging, parking, and other meals are not included.

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Preferred Hotel
DoubleTree Hotel
(0.8 miles from MSABD)
525 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI
Phone: (608) 251-5511

Online Booking Link to receive rate of $149/night
Room block with the special group rate will be in place until Tuesday, May 10th, 2022.

Course and Registration Questions:
If you have questions regarding registration or otherwise, please contact Jesse Brookstein at 608-263-4891 or email brookstein@wisc.edu.