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Poultry Processor Workshop to focus on latest tech and management

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TUCKER, Ga. — The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s 2022 Poultry Processor Workshop will be held May 18-19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown in Nashville, Tenn. The workshop keeps industry professionals informed about the latest technology, newest management techniques and current inspection issues to keep their plants running efficiently.

“The Poultry Processor Workshop will provide information that allows industry professionals to keep their plants running at optimum levels. We encourage everyone to attend,” said Marie Presley, QA manager at Fieldale Farms Corp., and program committee chairperson.

Program topics to be covered include: Pre-Harvest Best Practices and Lessons Learned; a Practical Approach to Microbial Data Utilization and Quantification; PHIS: What Is It Good For?; Ready-to-Eat Validation on Cooking and Holding: Appendices A and B; Moisture Retention Calculations and What’s Coming Down the Pipe; Processing Plant New Employee Onboarding; Water Re-Use; and New Technology: Electronic Data Collection and Processing and Debone Equipment.

The agenda was developed by a program committee of plant managers and food safety and quality assurance professionals that includes Kelly Baker, Maple Leaf Farms; Juanfra DeVillena, Wayne Farms LLC; Scott Fawley, Pilgrim’s; Bruce Ford, Pilgrim’s; Alison Griffino, Tyson Foods Inc.; Corbett Kloster, Fieldale Farms; Hunter Miller, Peco Foods Inc.; and Marie Presley, Fieldale Farms, and program committee chairperson.

To view the full agenda and register for the Poultry Processor Workshop, click here.

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