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Worskhop Aims to Boost Poultry Plant Efficiency

20 March 2014

US - The US Poultry and Egg Association is to hold a poultry processor workshop focusing on management techniques for increased plant efficiency.

Plant managers are constantly seeking efficient ways to achieve the most productivity from their plants. The 2014 Poultry Processor Workshop will provide the necessary tools to help them do just that by providing information about the new USDA inspection rule and impact on poultry processing, water conservation, energy alternatives and raw parts interventions for reducing contamination.

Sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association, this year's conference will be held on 14 to 15 Mayat the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

Other topics include:

  • FSMA Proposed Rule on Animal Foods and Feeds: Rule Overview/Sanitary Transport/Processing Finished Product and Rendered Finish Product
  • Animal Welfare Guidelines
  • Allergen Testing/Labelling Requirements
  • Air Balancing: Condensation Issues and Equipment for Improvement
  • Equipment Design: Team Member Safety and New Design for Improved Product Safety
  • Energy Alternatives: Cost Saving Analysis, Litter for Energy Use, and Methane Gas Use for Boilers and
  • Salmonella Serotypes as Adulterants in Ground Poultry.

The agenda was developed by a programme committee of plant managers, food safety and quality assurance professionals. The committee consisted of the following: Tim Daniel (Peco Foods), Jeff Davis (Perdue Farms, Inc.) and Scott Stillwell (Tyson Foods, Inc.).

For a full agenda and to register for the Poultry Processor Workshop, visit the USPoultry web site.

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