Meat Snacks Short Course

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery program is happy to announce our Meat Snacks Short Course!
The Meat Snacks Short Course will be held February 7-9, 2023, and 50 registration spots are now available HERE

About the Meat Snacks Short Course:

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 and 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.

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 & Acidulants
  • Casings
  • Stick and Bar Labeling & Food Safety
  • Thermal Processing
  • Drying Technologies
  • Meat Snack Nutrition, Marketing & Shelf-Life
  • Classification of Meat Snacks

The registration fee is $1200 per person and includes course materials and handouts, breaks and lunches, refreshments, Tuesday evening reception, and local transportation between the Double Tree by Hilton Madison and the MSABD building. Lodging, parking, and other meals are not included.

Enrollment in this short course is limited to 50 registration spots to ensure every participant has an excellent opportunity to learn and have their questions answered.

For more information and questions regarding the Meat Snacks Short Course, please visit the event page or contact Colleen Crummy at 608-279-7669 or [email protected]

Additional MSABD Classes

Beyond the Meat Snacks Short Course, we also offer a number of other MSABD short courses and workshops throughout the year. Please click HERE to see our current lineup of classes, and stay tuned for more events as the months move along!

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