Agenda

28th Annual National Egg Quality School
Embassy Suites, Indianapolis, IN
May 23-26, 2022

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8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m. Welcome to Indiana 

Deputy Director Jordan Seger, Indiana Department of Agriculture

9:15 a.m. ORIENTATION AND INTRODUCTION

9:30 a.m. LECTURE I

“Eggs 101” 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 and Egg Quality”

                          Dr. Mike Persia, Virginia Tech

11:15 a.m. LECTURE IV

“Egg Quality and Bird Health”                         

Dr. Carol Cardona, University of Minnesota

12:00 p.m. DIRECTOR’S LUNCH

1:00 p.m. BUZZ SESSION

1:10 p.m. LECTURE V

“Hen Nutrition and Egg Quality”

Dr. Mike Persia, Virginia Tech

1:50 p.m. LECTURE VI

“Biosecurity and Egg Safety”

Dr. Ken Koelkebeck, University of Illinois

2:30 p.m. LECTURE VII

“Secure Poultry Supply”

Dr. Carol Cardona, University of Minnesota

3:05 p.m. LECTURE VIII 

“U.S. Standards for Egg Quality Factors”

Jeff Hendricks, USDA AMS Livestock, Poultry & Seed Program

3:35 p.m. BREAK

3:50 p.m.    LABORATORY I

“Exterior Egg Quality Determination – Laboratory”

4:40 p.m. BUZZ SESSION, OPEN LAB AND REVIEW OF DAY

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

Tuesday, May 24

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

“Egg Processing Plant Sanitation – SSOP’s and GMP’s”

Dr. Dianna Bourassa, Auburn University  

10:40 a.m. LECTURE XII

“Promoting the Incredible Egg”

Bradd Bosley, American Egg Board

11:15 a.m. LECTURE XIII

“The Nutritious Egg”

Dr. Jen Houchins, Egg Nutrition Center

12:00 p.m. Make Your Own Omelet Lunch

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”

2:40 p.m. LECTURE XV

“Eggs and Foodborne Disease”

  Dr. Harshavardha Thippareddi, University of Georgia

3:20 p.m. BREAK

3:40 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 25

8:00 a.m. LECTURE XVIII

“Pre-Harvest Food Safety Plan: Implementing Pest Monitoring and Control” 

Dr. Kenneth Anderson, North Carolina State University

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”

Pedro Cruz, FDA

12:00 p.m. GROUP LUNCH

1:00 p.m. LECTURE XXII

“Salmonella Control – What can Producers Do?” 

Dr. Aaron Kiess, North Carolina State University

1:45 p.m. LECTURE XXIII

“FDA’s Egg Safety Rule”-New FDA Rule with States

Dr. Gerardo A. Ramirez, FDA CFSAN

2:15 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. EXAM REVIEW

5:30 p.m. SESSION OVER – Dinner on your own

7:30 p.m. LABORATORY OPEN

FACULTY CONSULTATION

Thursday, May 26

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