The Meat Evaluation Certification endorsed by the American Meat Science Association requires students to define the major factors utilized in carcass grading and evaluation. They are asked to display a thorough understanding of meat carcass quality grading, meat handling and food safety as well as the slaughter and fabrication process. The certification consists of 12 modules and a 100-question final certification exam.
All of the [American Meat Science Association] membership is interested in trying to find ways to make up the shortage that we presently have in the United States for meat scientists...
Gary C. Smith, Ph.D.
American Meat Science Association