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IPPE to Offer Programes, Services for International Attendees

16 December 2013

US - The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is offering a wide range of services for international attendees. IPPE will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, from Tuesday, 28 January through Thursday, 30 January 2014.

With 20 per cent of attendees coming from outside of the United States, IPPE is a proud partner with the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) as a participant in the International Buyer Programe, which recruits thousands of qualified foreign buyers, sales representatives and business partners to US trade shows each year. The Commerce’s Commercial Service will be ready to help attendees enhance their international trade efforts while at IPPE.

IPPE will also offer simultaneous translation of select education sessions. The “Changing Food Safety Landscape” programme will be translated in Spanish and Portuguese. The “How to Export Feed & Feed Ingredients to the US” programme will be translated in Spanish and Chinese, and the “Biosecurity – Revisiting the Basics and Implementing New Strategies” programme will be translated in Spanish.

The Changing Food Safety Landscape programme will cover pressing export and international issues and food safety issues, including non O-157 E.coli and Salmonella. The export and international sessions feature an overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) and its impact on businesses, presented by Brian Eyink of Hogan Lovells US LLP, while an International Finance Corporation representative will address the challenges for equipment financing in emerging markets. The food safety sessions include STEC interventions for beef and pork presented by Chad Martin of Tyson Foods, Inc., while Harshavardhan Thippareddi, PhD, University of Nebraska, will identify challenges and solutions involving STEC and veal. Reid Harvey, epidemic intelligence service officer, US Centers for Disease Control, will present an epidemiology of Salmonella, while Caleb Lilley of Butterball, LLC, will provide a summary of Salmonella interventions for turkey processing.

The How to Export Feed & Feed Ingredients to the US programme includes presentations from both the Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Topics include US Feed/Feed Ingredient Import Trends, APHIS: Exporting Animal and Plant Products to the US and Customs Brokers: Representing Companies not Located in the US Dr Daniel McChesney from FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine will also present at the event, addressing the timely topic of the FMSA—What Exporters to the US Need to Know.

The Biosecurity – Revisiting the Basics and Implementing New Strategies programe will revisit the well-established basics of successful biosecurity plans and explore new strategies for today’s global challenges. The programme will feature industry specialists, a panel discussion and a Practical Biosecurity Workshop. Dr David Shapiro, Perdue, will discuss Real-World Biosecurity Strategies to Minimize or Eliminate Animal Health and Food Safety Risks, and Carl Heeder, Zoetis, will present on Biosecurity Implementation Management: A Real Life Perspective of the Challenges Even the Most Well Written, Comprehensive Programmes Face. The panel discussion will address biosecurity perspectives from different regions of the world, and the workshop will look at various scenarios from different countries and develop a model taking into consideration different regions, cultures, etc.

Furthermore, IPPE will offer buyer matching, conference rooms, translation services, import-export counseling and export directories. For more information on international services offered at IPPE, please click here.

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