Agenda

26th Annual National Egg Quality School

Embassy Suites, Downtown, Indianapolis, IN
May 20-23, 2019

AGENDA

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Monday, May 20
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”
Dr. Darrin Karcher, Purdue University
11:10 a.m. LECTURE IV
“Egg Quality and Bird Health”
Dr. Yuko Sato, Iowa State University

11:50 a.m. DIRECTOR’S LUNCH
12:50 p.m. BUZZ SESSION
1:10 p.m. LECTURE V
“Biosecurity and Egg Safety”
Dr. Yuko Sato, Iowa State University
1:50 p.m. LECTURE VI
“FDA’s Egg Safety Rule”
Dr. Gerardo A. Ramirez, FDA CFSAN
2:30 p.m. LECTURE VII
“U.S. Standards for Egg Quality Factors”
Jeff Hendricks, USDA, AMS, Livestock & Poultry Program

2:40 p.m. LABORATORY I
“Exterior Egg Quality Determination – Laboratory”
3:40 p.m. BREAK
4:00 p.m. LECTURE VIII
“Hen Nutrition and Egg Quality”
Dr. Darrin Karcher, Purdue University
4:40 p.m. BUZZ SESSION, OPEN LAB AND REVIEW OF DAY
DINNER ON YOUR OWN

Tuesday, May 21

8:00 a.m. LECTURE IX 
“Reducing Shell Damage ” 
Dr. Gregory Martin, Penn State University
8:50 a.m. LECTURE X
“Egg Processing Plant Sanitation – SSOP’s and GMP’s”
Dr. Dianna Bourassa, Auburn 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”
Ms. Susan Coyle, American Egg Board
11:00 a.m. BUZZ SESSION
11:15 a.m. LECTURE XIII
“The Nutritious Egg”
Dr. Jen Houchens, Egg Nutrition Center
12:00 p.m. Make Your Own Omelet Lunch
YouTube Video of Howard Helmer – World’s Fastest Omelet Maker
1:10 p.m. LECTURE XIV
“U.S. Standards for Egg Quality Interior Factors”
Jeff Hendricks, USDA, AMS, Livestock & Poultry Program
1:40 p.m. LABORATORY II
“Interior Quality Determination – Laboratory”
2:55 p.m. LECTURE XV 
“Cleaning Eggs and Conserving Egg Quality”
 Dr. Kenneth Anderson, North Carolina State 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 22

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. Gregory Martin, 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 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 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 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 23

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