Industry leaders from all over the world will once again meet at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) January 27-29, hosted by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the American Meat Institute (AMI). Make the most of your trip to Atlanta by learning more about programs that are new to 2015 as well as how to access the official show guide for the times of the educational sessions, attendee events and activities, and exhibitor profiles.
New educational programs at 2015 IPPE
Recalls and Public Health Investigations 101 Workshop
Attendees will better understand the role of industry and the public health and regulatory agencies during a foodborne outbreak and recall.
Pork 101 Workshop
The workshop will cover quality and consistency issues in the pork industry, including insight on value differences in swine, pork carcasses, pork primals and processed pork products due to quality variation.
Biosecurity: PEDv and Foot & Mouth Disease (Spanish translated)
This session will discuss the biosecurity challenges posed by PEDv and foot and mouth disease and provide practical takeaways to help you maintain a healthy herd.
Worker Safety Considerations: Equipment Design, Installation & Operation
This workshop will address manufacturer design considerations, new equipment installation and pre-startup safety procedures, machine guarding, lock out and other important safety issues.
Join this workshop for an informative discussion on the scientific, regulatory and practical components of food process validation.
Sanitary Design for Raw/Fresh
This session will take some of the key lessons from RTE sanitation best practices and teach you how to apply them in a raw/fresh setting.
Antibiotic Use in the Meat and Poultry Industry
From the importance for animal health to regulatory compliance and the issues surrounding resistance, this session on will give attendees a scientific look at the complexities of antibiotic use in the meat and poultry industry.
Dietary Guidelines Update and FDA Labeling Update
Attend this session to see how the FDA proposal to the Nutrition Facts panel and servings sizes of specific foods, and the potential for subsequent proposals from FSIS, may impact the health profile and marketing of meat and poultry products.
Food Safety Modernization Act – Building a Foundation for Compliance
This program will cover various components of the new law that will be required by feed and pet food manufacturers as well as ingredient suppliers.
Pre-Harvest Interventions Workshop
This workshop on will cover regulatory guidance, key research and best practices for pre-harvest interventions for beef, pork and poultry.
Poultry: Microbial Control in 2nd Processing
Presenting strategies for pathogen control food safety programs in 2nd processing, this session will cover plant and equipment design and validation, current interventions and the development of new evaluation tools and methods.
FSIS Generic Labeling Workshop
Gain the tools you need to help you understand and comply with USDA’s generic approval process and help your company navigate the complex labeling landscape in this session.
This bootcamp will provide an overview of the environmental regulations (Tier II, TRI reporting, EPCRA, CERCLA, Title V Permitting, NESHAPS, NPDES Permitting, etc. ) that commonly affect the poultry, egg and meat processing industry and discuss the importance of environmental audits and inspections.
For a full list of 2015 IPPE educational programs, visit www.ippexpo.org.