Agenda

27th Annual National Egg Quality School
Crowne Plaza Harrisburg – Hershey, PA
May 18-21, 2020
TENTATIVE

AGENDA

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Monday, May 18
8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION
9:00 a.m. Welcome to Pennsylvania, Director Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
9:15 a.m. ORIENTATION AND INTRODUCTION
9:30 a.m. LECTURE I “Eggs 101 Video” American Egg Board
9:45 a.m. LECTURE II “Formation of the Egg” Dr. Dianna Bourassa, Auburn University
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:35 a.m. LECTURE III  “Hen Housing – A Holistic Approach”
11:10 a.m. LECTURE IV “Egg Quality and Bird Health”
11:50 a.m. DIRECTOR’S LUNCH
12:50 p.m. BUZZ SESSION
1:10 p.m. LECTURE V “Hen Nutrition and Egg Quality”
1:50 p.m. LECTURE VI “Biosecurity and Egg Safety”
2:10 p.m. LECTURE VII “U.S. Standards for Egg Quality Factors” Jeff Hendricks, USDA AMS Livestock, Poultry & Seed Program
2:40 p.m. LABORATORY I “Exterior Egg Quality Determination – Laboratory”
3:40 p.m. BREAK
4:00 p.m. LECTURE VIII “FDA’s Egg Safety Rule” Dr. Gerardo A. Ramirez, FDA CFSAN
4:40 p.m. BUZZ SESSION, OPEN LAB AND REVIEW OF DAY DINNER ON YOUR OWN

Tuesday, May 19

8:00 a.m. LECTURE IX “Reducing Shell Damage”
Dr. Paul Patterson, Penn State University
8:50 a.m. LECTURE X “Cleaning Eggs and Conserving Egg Quality”
Dr. Kenneth Anderson, North Carolina State University
9:40 a.m. BREAK
10:00 a.m. LECTURE XI “Secure Poultry Supply” Dr. Carol Cardona, University of Minnesota
10:30 a.m. LECTURE XII “Promoting the Incredible Egg” , American Egg Board
11:00 a.m. BUZZ SESSION
11:15 a.m. LECTURE XIII “The Nutritious Egg”, Egg Nutrition Center
12:00 p.m. Make Your Own Omelet Lunch American Egg Board
1:10 p.m. LECTURE XIV “U.S. Standards for Egg Quality Interior Factors”
Jeff Hendricks, USDA AMS Livestock, Poultry & Seed Program
1:40 p.m. LABORATORY II “Interior Quality Determination – Laboratory”
2:55 p.m. LECTURE XV “Egg Processing Plant Sanitation – SSOP’s and GMP’s” Dr. Dianna Bourassa, Auburn University
3:35 p.m. BREAK
3:55 p.m. LECTURE XVI “Introduction to HACCP” Dr. Deana Jones, USDA ARS
4:20 p.m. LECTURE XVII “Overview- Current Egg Industry Issues” Mr. Oscar Garrison, United Egg Producers
5:00 p.m. BUZZ SESSION, OPEN LAB AND REVIEW OF DAY
6:30 p.m. GROUP DINNER – Egg Handler’s Romp

Wednesday, May 20
8:00 a.m. LECTURE XVIII “Pre-Harvest Food Safety Plan: Implementing Pest Monitoring and Control”
Dr. Mike Darre, University of Connecticut
8:45 a.m. LECTURE XIX “Environmental and Egg Testing Procedures”
Dr. Paul Patterson, Penn State University
9:30 a.m. BREAK
9:45 a.m. LECTURE XX “Combining all Quality Factors into Standards and Grades” Jeff Hendricks, USDA AMS Livestock, Poultry & Seed Program
10:15 a.m. LABORATORY III “Combining all Quality Factors into Standards and Grades – Laboratory”
11:30 a.m. LECTURE XXI “Federal and State Labeling Requirements” Jeff Hendricks, USDA AMS Livestock, Poultry & Seed Program National Egg Regulatory Officials
12:00 p.m. GROUP LUNCH
1:00 p.m. LECTURE XXII “Salmonella Control – What can Producers Do?”
Dr. Mike Darre, University of Connecticut
1:45 p.m. LECTURE XXIII “Eggs and Foodborne Disease”
Dr. Harshavardha Thippareddi, University of Georgia
2:30 p.m. GROUP PICTURE AND BREAK
3:15 p.m. BUZZ SESSION
3:30 p.m. LECTURE XXIV “Egg Products Inspection Act and Voluntary Grading Programs” Jeff Hendricks, USDA AMS Livestock, Poultry & Seed Program
4:00 p.m. LECTURE XXV “Dispelling Myths About Eggs” Dr. Deana Jones, USDA ARS
4:30 p.m. BUZZ SESSION AND REVIEW OF DAY
5:00 p.m. SESSION OVER – Dinner on your own
7:00 p.m. REVIEW SESSION
8:00 p.m. SECTION STUDY LABORATORY OPEN FACULTY CONSULTATION

Thursday, May 21

8:00 a.m. WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL EXAM “STUDENTS MUST TAKE AND PASS THE EXAM AT THIS TIME TO EARN A CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY”
NOON SCHOOL ENDS