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David Sparks Ph.d Beef Safety
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: August 10, 2018

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The Idaho Cattle Association had the 2018 beef industry safety Summit in Richardson, Texas. I called the Executive Director of the ICA Cameron Mulroney and asked about what kinds of issues were would be discussed.


The Beef Industry Safety Summit has been established as the premier event that brings industry leaders and safety professionals together from all industry sectors to focus on strategies to improve beef safety. The 2018 Beef Industry Safety Summit will take place March 6 - 8 in Richardson, Texas. The meeting promises to deliver the latest research information and access to safety experts.

The Beef Industry Safety Summit continues to be the premier beef safety meeting in the country. This event, like no other, offers the opportunity for attendees to openly converse with competitors and seek solutions that will benefit the entire industry. This years Safety Summit will provide useful information, creative insights, and the latest research findings, while at the same time allowing dialogue and discussions among peers.

During the Summit attendees will:

• Discuss current safety issues with representatives from all sectors of the beef industry during technical sessions

• Gain better understanding of beef-chain challenges, pathogens, and interventions during research results presentations

• Network with colleagues, representatives from all industry sectors, government agency staff, and the research community

• Determine future courses of action to help each sector enhance the safety of U.S. beef products

This event attracts 200 – 300 of the leaders and top decision makers in the beef safety business. The attendee list reads like the “Who’s Who” in beef safety with representatives from all sectors of the industry

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