Agenda

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

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Monday, May 23

8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m. Welcome to Indiana
Bruce Kettler, Deputy Secretary 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”
Dr. Craig Coufal, Texas A&M

11:10 a.m. LECTURE IV-VIRTUAL
“Egg Quality and Bird Health”
Dr. Teresa Morishita, Western University

11:50 a.m. DIRECTOR’S LUNCH

12:50 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

2:25 p.m. LECTURE VII
“U.S. Standards for Egg Quality Factors”
Jeff Hendricks, USDA AMS Livestock, Poultry & Seed Program

2:50 p.m. LABORATORY I
“Exterior Egg Quality Determination – Laboratory”

3:40 p.m. BREAK

4:00 p.m. LECTURE VIII
“Overview- Current Egg Industry Issues”
Mr. Oscar Garrison, United Egg Producers

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
“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”
Dr. Jen Houchins, Egg Nutrition Center

12:00 p.m. Make Your Own Omelet Lunch
Demonstration Presented by: TBD

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-VIRTUAL
“Introduction to HACCP”
Dr. Deana Jones, USDA ARS

4:20 p.m. LECTURE XVII
“FDA’s Egg Safety Rule”
Dr. Gerardo A. Ramirez, FDA CFSAN

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. Paul Patterson, Penn 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”
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. Paul Patterson, Penn State University (?)

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-VIRTUAL
“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 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