The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will offer a new education program titled, Salmonella and Campylobacter Control in Poultry Production and Processing – Meeting Food Safety Goals. The program, scheduled for Feb. 14-15, 2019, will provide participants with new information on state-of-the-art technologies, methods and processes in addressing food safety issues faced by the poultry industry. The two-day workshop is a collaboration between the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science.

“Food safety is a critical component of today’s poultry processing operations. This workshop will present the latest information on pathogen control in poultry production and processing, along with practical steps to achieving your goals, followed by an opportunity to practice the lessons learned in a hands-on environment,” said Rafael Rivera, manager of food safety and production programs for USPOULTRY.

The first day of the workshop will address the analysis and set-up of microbial interventions for poultry processing. Focus areas will include muscle myopathies, validation of antimicrobial interventions in processing operations and continuous verification of the effectiveness of processing in controlling the prevalence and concentrations of salmonella and campylobacter.


The second day will be held at the University of Georgia’s poultry processing pilot plant where attendees will participate in hands-on activities focused on creating value for the chicken muscle with myopathies for use in further processing. Participants will also design and execute a validation experiment for a unit operation within a poultry processing operation.

“Salmonella and Campylobacter Control in Poultry Production and Processing – Meeting Food Safety Goals” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. Participants will meet back at the Georgia World Congress Center at 7 a.m. on Feb. 15 to be transported to the University of Georgia for the second day’s session, with the participants being transported back to the Georgia World Congress Center after the program ends at 1 p.m. The fee for this program is $600. Lunch is included both days.