The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is offering a variety of free education programs for attendees. The programs will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., from Tuesday, Jan. 28 to Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

These programs offer a wide array of educational sessions covering pressing meat and poultry issues, including food safety developments, customer and media communication in the meat industry, health and wellness trends, new products of 2014 and export and international issues.

The Changing Food Landscape sessions will offer an overview of Salmonella and non-0157 E. coli. The Salmonella program will include a session on interventions for turkey processing, while the non-0157 E. coli program will focus on STEC interventions for beef and pork and the unique challenges of STECs and veal. A Traceability Workshop session will also be available for attendees.

The Customer and Media Communication in the Meat Industry program will provide attendees sessions on social media, including the impact of Twitter on risk perception, while product development and new products of 2014 will be highlighted in the Best New Products sessions.

The Health & Wellness Trends forum will offer sessions on sodium reduction in meat and poultry products and sodium reduction technologies, while the Export & International Issues sessions will focus on the Food Safety Modernization Act and financing the construction of meat processing plants in developing countries.

The Market Intelligence Forum will identify key issues facing the poultry industry and provide understanding into how domestic and international poultry industries are positioned to move forward in 2014.

The International Feed Education Forum will address issues unique to feed manufacturers and will feature three sessions discussing topics impacting today’s feed manufacturers.

To register for the IPPE, visit For a complete list of programs available for all attendees, click here.

Source: IPPE