As part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo education line-up, Pennsylvania State University and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association will again host a Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality Assurance "Train the Trainer" Workshop for poultry transporters and catch crews. The registration fee for the workshop is $250 and is limited to 30 participants.

The Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality Assurance (PHTQA) program provides third party certification training, which gives employees and contract crews an understanding of poultry welfare, good management practices and biosecurity, emergency planning, media training and preparation for outside audits. PHTQA is offers a combined certification and "Train the Trainer" workshop specifically for those individuals wishing to become PHTQA certified trainers.

The IPPE, the world's largest annual poultry, feed and meat industry event, will be held January 28-30, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality Assurance "Train the Trainer" Workshop is scheduled from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014.