Photo of Amit MoreyAmit Morey

Assistant Professor

Poultry Science Department

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. Poultry Science (Poultry Processing), Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
M.S. Seafood Science and Technology, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
M.S. Fisheries Science (Industrial Fishery Technology), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
B.S. Fisheries Science, Dr. B.S. Konkan Agriculture University, Dapoli, Maharashtra, India.

Professional Affiliations

International Association for Food Protection
Poultry Science Association
Institute of Food technologists

 

Research Activities

We work with poultry processors and further processors to develop and validate novel methods to improve the quality and safety of raw and further processed poultry products. Some of the research initiatives are given below:

Woody breast research: Woody breast myopathy is a major meat quality issue facing the poultry industry and we are conducting research to help the industry to detect the woody breast meat and also utilize it.

Woody breast detection: We are using advanced technologies to study woody breast such as MRI and Elastography. Moreover, we are working with a company to cross-adapt a hand-held bioelectrical impedance device to detect woody breast within 1 sec.

Woody breast remediation: My team has successfully demonstrated methods to reduce toughness of meat from fast-growing jumbo broilers. Moreover, we are working on innovative techniques to further reduce toughness of woody breast meat.

Sustained Antimicrobial Release Mechanisms (SARM):

Novel antimicrobial intervention strategies to reduce meat spoilage, improve food safety and quality are being investigated. We have developed “Functional Ice” or “FICE” to help in extending shelf-life and suppressing pathogens on raw poultry/meats/seafood during storage and transportation.

Courses Taught

POUL 5140/6140: Poultry Further Processing

Select Publications

Publication List:

Book Chapter: A. Morey and C. Owens. “Advances in the Understanding and Measurement of Poultry Meat Texture”, BOOK CHAPTER UNDER REVIEW, Book: Poultry Quality Evaluation, Elsevier.

Conference abstracts:

Woody Breast:

• B. Schrader, E. Chadwick, Y. Li, K. Macklin and A. Morey. 2016. Evaluation of objective methods to detect woody breast and white striping myopathy. Abstract and Oral Presentation at IPPE 2016, Atlanta, GA, January 25-26th, 2016.

• M. Johnson, A. Smith, L. Bauermeister and A. Morey. 2016. Optimizing post-slaughter deboning times to improve broiler breast meat quality from fast-growing big-birds. Abstract and Oral Presentation, 74th PAWC Conference, Tuskegee University, Dec 4-6th, 2016.

• A. Smith, M. Johnson, L. Bauermeister and A. Morey. 2016. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis: A novel and rapid method to detect wooden breast myopathy in poultry meat. Abstract and Oral Presentation, 74th PAWC Conference, Tuskegee University, Dec 4-6th, 2016.

• A. Morey. 2016. Antimicrobial intervention strategies to control Salmonella and Campylobacter in broiler processing. Abstract and Oral Presentation. 2016 Mini-Summit Food Safety, Policy and Sustainability, Shanghai, China, October 24-25th, 2016.

• A. Morey. 2016. Poultry processing in the United States and modern meat quality defects. Proceedings Paper and Oral Presentation. INVITED PRESENTATION, Simposium Internacional Avicultura de Traspatio, Veracruz, Mexico, October 17th, 2016.

• A. Morey. 2016. A global perspective on the paradigm changes in seafood safety and quality. Proceedings Paper and Oral Presentation. INVITED PRESENTATION, International Conference on Emerging Issues in Quality and Safety of Fish and Shellfish, Chennai, India, August 11-12th, 2016.

• S.I. Patton, R. Beyers, L.J. Bauermeister, J.D. Starkey, and A. Morey. 2017. Exploring magnetic resonance imaging technology for observing detectable differences of wooden breast tissue in broiler breast filets. Oral Presentation at AU Research Forum 2017.

• A. Smith, L. Bauermeister, K. Cox, M. Johnson and A. Morey. 2017. Detection of Wooden Breast using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. Oral Presentation at AU Research Forum 2017.

• M. Johnson, A. Smith, L. Bauermeister and A. Morey. Effect of extended deboning time and subsequent storage on the breast meat quality of fast-growing big-broilers. Oral presentation. IPPE 2017, Atlanta, GA January 30th, 2017.

• A. Smith, M. Johnson, L. Bauermeister, K. Cox, and A. Morey. Evaluating a novel bioelectric impedance analysis technology for the rapid detection of Wooden Breast myopathy in broiler breast filets. Oral presentation. IPPE 2017, Atlanta, GA January 30th, 2017.