Agenda

27th Annual National Egg Quality School
Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites – Indianapolis, IN
May 17 – 20, 2021


TENTATIVE

AGENDA

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Monday, May 17

8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m. Welcome to Indiana
??  Bruce Kettler, Director Indiana State 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 18

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 19

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 20

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