American Meat Institute Foundation, Alchemy Announce New Animal Welfare Training

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Upcoming content will educate employees on the humane handling of live cattle and pigs.

Our SISTEM training platform is used by many AMI members and we make it our mission to provide them with relevant content that simplifies the delivery and documentation of their training.

The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) and Alchemy Systems, the leader in innovative training solutions for the global workforce, today announced that they have partnered to co-develop an animal welfare training series for the beef and pork industry. Endorsed by AMI’s Animal Welfare committee, this all-new instruction will be available in early 2012 exclusively on DVD from AMI and as new courses with the SISTEM training platform from Alchemy.

Since 1958, federal humane slaughter rules have prescribed strict humane handling requirements that plants must meet. In the 1990s, the American Meat Institute released recommended animal handling guidelines and later a plant audit that has helped the industry not just meet federal requirements, but exceed them. The new training is based upon federal rules and industry best practices.

The AMI DVD’s will include the following courses:

  •     Proper Handling and Movement of Pigs
  •     Humane Stunning Practices for Pigs
  •     Proper Handling and Movement of Cattle
  •     Humane Stunning Practices for Cattle

The SISTEM training will include the following courses:

  •     Unloading and Receiving Pigs at Processing Facilities
  •     Proper Handling and Movement of Pigs
  •     Humane Stunning Practices for Pigs
  •     Unloading and Receiving of Cattle at Processing Facilities
  •     Proper Handling and Movement of Cattle
  •     Humane Stunning Practices for Cattle

“Alchemy is honored to partner with AMI on the development and delivery of Animal Welfare training,” said Jeff Eastman, Alchemy’s CEO. “Our SISTEM training platform is used by many AMI members and we make it our mission to provide them with relevant content that simplifies the delivery and documentation of their training.”

Alchemy will be demonstrating the new courseware at AMI’s Animal Care and Handling Conference, October 19-20, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.

About the American Meat Institute Foundation
The American Meat Institute Foundation is a non-profit research, education and information foundation established by the American Meat Institute to study ways the meat and poultry industry can produce better, safer products and operate more efficiently.

About Alchemy Systems
Alchemy is dedicated to providing innovative training products that use technology and media to educate the global workforce. Our award-winning training and compliance management platform, SISTEM, enables companies to effectively deliver, document and manage personnel training using interactive, multilingual courseware. With SISTEM, Alchemy helps to solve the training challenges most companies face when balancing production demands with increasingly strict regulatory requirements. For more information, please go to http://www.alchemysystems.com.

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