Webinars about Mobile Slaughter Units

Mobile Slaughter Units: Reports from the Field and Future Directions

Date: September 10, 2013
Duration: 90 minutes
Inspected mobile slaughter units for beef, bison, and other red meat species have been operating for more than a decade. How are they working out? What have we learned? And how might the next generation of MSUs be different? On this webinar, we heard from seasoned MSU pioneers — from New Mexico, South Dakota, and Colorado — about their experiences, lessons learned, and ideas for the future.

Mobile Poultry Processing Units: Reports from the Field

Date: April 5, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
Coordinators and others involved with five mobile poultry processing units on the ground in Vermont, Montana, Massachusetts (2), and Kentucky explain how their units work, accomplishments to date, costs, and lessons learned.


Mobile Poultry Processing Units in California, Montana, and Vermont

Date: October 14, 2009
Duration: 1 hour
Coordinators of three new mobile poultry processing units explain how the units work and discuss challenges, strategies, and lessons learned in bringing these units on line.

Mobile Processing Units: What’s the State of the Art?

Date: December 10, 2008
Duration: 1 hour
This webinar features the first USDA-inspected red meat MPU; the latest ideas and options for mobile units; policy challenges to getting an MPU up & running in Montana; and an economic feasibility cost-calculator spreadsheet for MPUs.

USDA-FSIS Webinars on Mobile Slaughter Units

Dates: January 20 and 21, 2010
Duration: 90 minutes each
Description:These two webinars, offered by USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service, explain red meat and poultry mobile slaughter units. Presentations cover technical and practical aspects, regulatory compliance, and financial assistance programs. Recordings and slides available (January 2010).
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