IPPE 2013 Programs
Thursday January 31, 2013 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Space is limited to 30 Participants | $250 Registration Fee/Person
The Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality Assurance (PHTQA) program is a third party certification training for poultry transporters and catch crews. It was developed by a team of poultry scientists and veterinarians from Pennsylvania State University, USDA and transportation industry professionals. The training gives employees and contract crews an understanding of poultry welfare, good management practices and biosecurity, emergency planning, media training and preparation for outside audits. Attendees will also develop tools to train non-English-speaking (primarily Spanish) employees.
In conjunction with the International Production and Processing Expo, PHTQA is pleased to offer a combined certification and "Train the Trainer" workshop specifically for those individuals wishing to become PHTQA certified trainers.
In addition to attending the workshop and passing the certification exam, there are additional prerequisites for becoming a PHTQA certified trainer. These are currently listed on the PHTQA website: www.poultryhandling.org. Trainers are requested to provide references and describe poultry industry experience. For those wishing to become certified only, no prerequisites are required. However, registration preference will be given first to those interested in becoming PHTQA trainers.
Meeting Location -The meeting will be held in Room B-403 of Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, site of the International Production and Processing Expo.
Pre-registration by January 18th. Register for IPPE and the Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality Assurance Workshop at http://www.ipe13.org/. For questions concerning registration, contact Paul Pressley at 678.514.1972 or email@example.com. For questions regarding the PHTQA program, contact Dr. Eva Pendleton at 814-865-7858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHTQA Mission Statement: To provide accurate, science-based, practical training and education for poultry handlers and transportation personnel that enhance biosecurity, poultry well-being, product quality and safety of all involved.