The Poultry Federation’s Food Safety Conference is scheduled to be held on March 4-5 at the Hilton Branson Convention Center, Branson, Missouri.  The conference includes topics focusing on food safety issues from the farm to fork.  Those in attendance at the conference will include food safety, live production, poultry processing, and environmental personnel, as well as grow-out and feed mill managers, poultry veterinarians, and suppliers to live poultry production and processing, among others.

The two-day conference includes such subjects as “documenting a Salmonella outbreak,” “responses to food safety investigation,” and enumeration of Salmonella.  Speakers include Dr. Dan Englejohn from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Dr. Ashley Peterson, NCC’s vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, as well as representatives from Costco Wholesale, Walmart, Tyson Foods and Cargill.  For complete information about the conference and to register, click here.

The cost to attend is $150 per person if you register before February 28 and $200 per person after that date.  The registration fee for representatives from USDA or university students is $50.  Room rates at the Hilton Branson are $109.  Sponsorship opportunities also exist at three levels–premier, gold, and silver.