American Meat Science Association Announces New Certification

Food Safety & Science Certification validates expertise to enter the meet and food industries 

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Kimberly Cantrell

LUBBOCK, Texas (Dec. 2, 2015) ­- As organizations develop and change food safety and sanitation regulations, individuals with deep knowledge and understanding of food safety are needed to implement these new standards and processes. To maintain a high set of safety standards and meet the rising demand for professionals with food safety training, iCEV will host the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Food Safety & Science Certification on the iCEV testing platform. 

The Food Safety & Science Certification verifies individuals have an in-depth knowledge of food industry standards and procedures to ensure food safety for consumers. To earn the certification, individuals must prove mastery of major concepts such as the principles of HACCP, food sanitation procedures, food handling and storage guidelines and basic food microbiology. 

"Our partnership with iCEV is a strategic part of the American Meat Science Association’s efforts to recruit and equip the next-generation of meat scientists," said Thomas Powell, Ph.D., CAE, Executive Director of AMSA. "Our member scientists have worked closely with iCEV to ensure high quality, accurate, science-based training materials for the food safety certification."

Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors and students can access valuable information and certifications through iCEV, an online platform offering practical interactive learning with professional demonstrations to prepare students for postsecondary education in high-demand and highly skilled careers. Educators can quickly monitor, track and engage students directly through the platforms many interactive lessons.

"Whether it be preparing a meal for your family or handling food on a production line, food safety and science expertise is in-demand as the industry and its standards continue to grow and change," said Dusty Moore, iCEV president. "This certification is invaluable  for those pursuing a program of study or career interest in the food industry."

For more information on the Food Safety & Science certification program, please visit

About iCEV

Since 1984, iCEV has specialized in providing quality CTE curriculum and educational resources. iCEV is the most comprehensive online resource for CTE educators and students, offering curriculum for several major subject areas, including agricultural science, trade & industrial education, business & marketing, career exploration, family & consumer science, health science, law enforcement and STEM education. Additionally, iCEV acts as a certification testing platform for industry certifications. Leading companies and organizations utilize iCEV as the testing platform for their certifications. For more information, visit

About American Meat Science Association
The American Meat Science Association is a broad-reaching organization of individuals that discovers, develops, and disseminates its collective meat science knowledge to provide leadership, education, and professional development. Our passion is to help meat science professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance and reach even higher goals. We accomplish this by fostering a learning community of meat scientists, industry partners, outside thought leaders and other stakeholders who embrace this vision. For more information, visit