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Annual Meat Conference to Highlight Growing Kosher, Halal Markets

ORLANDO, Fla. - A special session on the growing markets for Kosher and Halal meat products in on the agenda for the 2007 Annual Meat Conference (AMC), to be held next February here.

Trend watchers say the markets for Kosher and Halal products ae poised to grow exponentially, as growing numbers of consumers choose these products for religious reasons or for other perceived benefits the products offer.

The Meat Conference session will address what Kosher and Halal meat products are, how they are certified, the potential for market growth, and how they can and should be marketed.

Featured speakers include Dr. Mohammed Chaudry, president of Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, and Sumitha Nair, senior consultant with Mintel International, a leading supplier of consumer, media and market research.

Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute and the Food Marketing Institute, the AMC event has become the industry's premier educational program on meat marketing and operations, designed to bring every segment of the retail meat and poultry supply chain together.

Associate sponsors of the conference include the American Lamb Board, America 's Beef Producers, National Chicken Council, National Pork Board, and National Turkey Federation.

The next conference is scheduled for Feb. 18-20, 2007, at the Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suites Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. For additional information, call (202) 220-0708 or visit at
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