The International Poultry Exposition is held each year by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, which is the world’s largest poultry organization. This year’s Expo will host the Salmonella and Campylobacter Reduction Conference, a gathering of many key players in the US commercial poultry production industry, who will highlight methods for reducing Salmonella and Campylobacter.
The conference was created in response to new, more stringent performance standards proposed by the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service, which are intended to reduce the incidence of Salmonella and to start testing for Campylobacter.
Conference speakers will include FSIS Office of Policy and Program Development Assistant Administrator Dr. Dan Engeljohn.
The Expo will be held January 26-28 in Atlanta. The Salmonella and Campylobacter Reduction Conference is sponsored by the North American Meat Processors Association, the National Chicken Council, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, and Auburn University. These organizations have also deployed an industry survey of commercial poultry production plants to find out what processes they are currently using to eliminate these foodborne pathogens. Survey results will be released at the conference.