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Processor Workshop to Focus on Regulatory Updates, Sustainability

11 April 2013

US - The 2013 Poultry Processor Workshop will address regulatory updates affecting processing operations and highlight key sustainability efforts in the poultry industry.

Sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association, this year's conference will be held on 15 and 16 May at the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Plant managers continue to seek efficient ways to achieve the most productivity from their plants. This year’s group of experts will provide the necessary tools to do just that by providing information about sustainability, ways to build a relationship with USDA, information on yield and what it means to the bottom line, and a Salmonella/Campylobacter update," said programme committee chairman, Tom Wisvari of Cooper Farms.

Other topics include: 'Marination 101' and 'Breading' in a session on Further Processing as well as 'Challenges in Rendering and Animal Feeds' and 'New Innovation' in the session on Controlling Foreign Material. Presentations will also be on 'The Impact of Leadership on Employee Retention', 'Animal Welfare - Combating the Public's Perception' and 'GFSI Audits: Root Cause Analysis'

The agenda was developed by a programme committee of plant managers, food safety and quality assurance professionals. The committee consists of the following: Tracy Allen (Wayne Farms), Tom Wisvari (Chairman; Cooper Farms), Matthew Wooten (Wayne Farms), John Weeks (Mar-Jac Poultry), Jeff Davis (Perdue Farms) and Ginger Ford (Koch Foods).

For a full agenda and to register for the Poultry Processor Workshop, click here.

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