Pre-Harvest Food Safety Conference Scheduled

US - Following the success of the 2011 International Poultry Expo Salmonella and Campylobacter Reduction Conference, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association together with the North American Meat Processors Association, the National Chicken Council, Auburn University and the University of Georgia, will present a Pre-Harvest Food Safety Conference in conjunction with the 2012 IPE.
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Registration for this conference will allow participation in the two half-day sessions conducted on Wednesday and Thursday of IPE Week. The $150 conference registration fee will also include admission to the IPE.

This event will complement the Salmonella and Campylobacter Reduction Conference by picking up where it left off. Regulators and researchers will come together with experts from the poultry industry and the allied industries that serve them, to discuss that which is known and unknown concerning the control of food borne pathogens in poultry pre-harvest operations.

"When one considers the food safety issues the poultry industry is facing, it is hard to see how such a conference could be more relevant and timely," remarked Dr Pettit Ewing, Koch Foods and Chairman of the USPOULTRY Food Safety Advisory Committee.

"This conference will provide an in-depth exploration into the poultry pre-harvest arena, so attendees will find it relevant regardless of other food safety-related events they may have previously attended," said Dr Alling Yancy, Vice President of Food Safety and Production Programs for USPOULTRY.

Programme topics include FSIS Update, Salmonella Intervention Strategies in Poultry Live Production Operations, Use of Commercial Vaccines to Control Salmonella, Use of Autogenous Vaccines to Control Salmonella, Environmental Impacts of On-Farm Interventions to Control Salmonella, Current Trends in Antibiotic Usage in Food Animal Production, Industry Assessment of Salmonella on the Farm, and Industry Assessment of Campylobacter on the Farm.

The International Poultry Expo is the world’s largest poultry industry event and is set for January 24-26, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. As part of the educational programs associated with IPE Week, the Pre-Harvest Food Safety Conference is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, January 25-26. To view the full conference agenda and to register to attend, please go to

Charlotte Johnson

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