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30 December 2013

US – The American Meat has promoted Dr Betsy Booren to vice president of scientific affairs.

She will direct AMI’s scientific activities and staff AMI’s Scientific Affairs Committee.

Dr Booren joined AMI in January 2009 after completing her Ph.D. in food science and technology from Texas A&M University, her M.S. in animal science from the University of Nebraska, and her B.S. in food science from Michigan State University.

Dr Booren’s responsibilities include responding to the technical and scientific needs of AMI members and coordinating research activities for the AMI Foundation (AMIF).

In the AMIF, Susan Backus was promoted to vice president.

In this role, she will manage AMIF’s research programme and staff the AMI Health and Wellness Advisory Committee.

Ms Backus has been a member of the AMI team since June 1997 and is responsible for the administrative management of food safety research projects initiated by the Foundation.

Ms Backus also serves as the director of administration for the Shelf-Stable Food Processors Association, which is managed by AMI.

Ms Backus received a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.

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