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North American meat industry looking forward to getting back to healthy normal at the upcoming 2023 IPPE showcase

Like many other major industry events forced to go virtual or pull out altogether due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming 2023 IPPE (International Production & Processing Expo) in Atlanta, Ga., promises to lift the mood, spirits and knowledge levels of all exhibitors and visitors to this vital North American meat industry B2B showcase.

Running from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center, the show organizers have already sold over 515,000 square feet of exhibit space to some 1,015 exhibitors months leading up to the event, with more pouring in daily.

“We look forward to welcoming our domestic and international attendees to the 2023 IPPE!

“There is nothing like meeting face-to-face to experience all that IPPE offers in innovation, networking and learning opportunities,” IPPE show management states.

Sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the multifaceted event will comprise three concurrently running sector-focused exhibitions to represent the entire chain of protein production and processing.

As show organizers report, the 2023 IPPE will provide a full week to see and experience the newest technology in the industry, participate in events on the show floor, and network with key leaders from the animal food, meat, and poultry and egg industries.

According to show management, the 2023 IPPE is well on course to setting new benchmark standards in regards to:

  • Education: Learning from the experts on topics that cross industry interests;
  • Global Reach: Attracting thousands of international visitors from more than 120 countries;
  • Networking: meeting new and rekindling old relationships with leaders across the industries.

Combining extensive expertise from the three main association sponsors, 2023 IPPE will also feature countless hours of dynamic education sessions focused on the latest industry issues.

These will include:

International Poultry Scientific Forum
Monday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sponsored by the Southern Poultry Science Society, Southern Conference on Avian Diseases and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the forum will present information on industry topics such as environmental management, nutrition, physiology, pathology, processing and products and avian diseases.

Latin American Poultry Summit
Monday, Jan. 23, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Latin American Poultry Summit (LAPS) will present leading technical topics addressing live production and processing issues of greatest priority to Latin American poultry and egg producers and processors. The summit brings together leaders from genetic companies, suppliers, integrators, and academia to learn, discuss and network.

Understanding and Implementing Updated Appendix A&B Guidelines
Monday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Learn how to navigate the updated Appendix A and Appendix B guidelines in this workshop, which will explain the differences between the previous version and the updated version of the guidelines, and how the updates may affect your processes. The workshop will cover what to do in the event that companies can no longer follow the updated version of the Appendices, as well as include a discussion on which hazards are associated with cooking and cooling deviations. Additionally, the session will provide step-by-step instruction on how to use pathogen modeling, including information on selecting the most appropriate program and a discussion on when sampling should occur in response to a deviation. Don’t miss this opportunity to ensure your processes are in compliance by learning from industry experts.

Pet Food Conference
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The American Feed Industry Association’s Pet Food Conference will cover a variety of topics from regulatory and technical aspects of production to product claims, marketing and nutrition. The conference attracts more than 300 attendees from pet food manufacturing to ingredient suppliers—covering all ingredient categories and offering an excellent opportunity to network with a diverse audience. Program registration includes breakfast and lunch.

Feed Mill of the Future Conference
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The half-day Feed Mill of the Future Conference will bring together leading feed industry experts to examine emerging feed mill technologies and processes that will impact animal feed manufacturing in the years ahead. Feed milling professionals will leave with a better understanding of how innovation and early adaptation will help achieve their sustainability, productivity and profitability goals of tomorrow.

Facility Inspection Package Training by USDA-APHIS
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Are you engaged in your company’s export activities? Specifically, preparing inspections packages for rendered products, animal-based feed or pet food? Then join us for an interactive training and Q&A with USDA-APHIS. Learn directly from APHIS how to better prepare packets and for facility inspections. This program is ideal for those actively preparing packets and facility inspections and those working directly with APHIS field staff (not a policy meeting). This program is sponsored by AFIA, Pet Food Institute and North American Renderers Association.

Biosecurity: Preparedness Must Be Perpetual
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The American Feed Industry Association’s Nutrition Committee is hosting a program in 2023 focused on how the industry can remain vigilant in the area of biosecurity. In addition, updates will be provided on foreign animal diseases such as African Swine Fever and Avian Influenza, and what to expect from government agencies in the event of an outbreak.

Foreign Material Prevention & Control Workshop
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This workshop is designed to help meat and poultry processing establishments reduce the occurrence of foreign material in meat and poultry products. This workshop will provide a comprehensive look at the most critical information for establishments to consider when designing a Foreign Material Control & Prevention Program (FMCPP). Divided into three main sections—prevention, detection and response—the session will provide attendees with a better understanding of how to develop establishment-specific FMCPPs.

International Rendering Symposium
Thursday, Jan. 26, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 27, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Rendering is an integral and often invisible aspect of the global economy and animal agriculture sustainability. The program will discuss rendering’s impact, market value and future. Registered attendees can enjoy a reception directly after the symposium Thursday evening.

Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
An ever-increasing population coupled with a changing agricultural workforce has compelled the animal agriculture industry to make sustainability its top priority. Each animal agriculture sector has initiated an industry driven program to define sustainability and measure its commitment to become more sustainable. Representatives of the meat, poultry and animal feed industries will share details on the development of industry programs or tools to advance their aspirations of producing more protein in a sustainable fashion.

AFIA Feed Education Program
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
The American Feed Industry Association’s production compliance committee is hosting the annual Feed Production Education program again in 2023. As regulatory requirements for the feed industry continue to evolve, this training session will update participants on any recent changes from several federal agencies including DOL, DOT, EPA, FDA and OSHA. In addition, the Feed Mill of the Year winner for the commercial feed category will be announced.

Securing the Future of Meat: Sustainability, Innovation and the Next Big Thing
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
The future of the animal protein industry is full of promise, with no shortage of challenges to overcome. This session will bring together thought leaders and operational experts to discuss what sustainability looks like, now and in the future, from an environmental, nutritional, food safety, workforce and animal welfare perspective. With technology, an evolving workforce, and innovation driving societal change, how does the meat industry fit in? Don’t miss this opportunity for thought provoking content, followed by discussion and interaction on what it means to create a sustainable future.

Poultry Market Intelligence Forum
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A leading industry economist and industry experts will provide insights on how the domestic and global economies, continuously improving performance, and regulatory issues impact the poultry and egg industries. They will identify challenges facing the industry and discuss how the U.S. and international poultry industries are positioned to move forward.

For further information on 2023 IPPE or to register for the show, please go to:

MULTIVAC is looking forward to being one of the central attractions at next month’s International Production and Processing Expo by showing a number of complete lines to demonstrate the extended capabilities of the MULTIVAC equipment line-up for providing seamless integration between processing and packaging machinery. This includes a complete tray-sealing line will be on full display showing not only the capabilities of the Tx 720 packaging unit, but also the capabilities of the GMS 520 portioning machine from TVI. Considered to be the industry benchmark for producing meat portions between two- and 50-mm-thick, the GMS 520 vertical portioner uses 2D forming to maximize product yield and provide precise cuts each and every time.. The integrated portioning conveyor allows for several product presentations, including shingled and stacked portions that can be integrated with downstream packaging processes.
Booths #C11469 and #C11559

Harpak-ULMA is eagerly anticipating an opportunity to showcase the company’s s latest, cutting-edge applications ideal for customers in the meat and poultry sectors, including a high-performance ULMA thermoformer packaging meat bricks on a processing line; G. Mondini tray-sealer skin-packing chicken and robotically loading the product into cases; and its new automated gravity loading secondary packaging solutions. In addition, Harpak-ULMA will highlight vertical bagging of whole chickens utilizing the new ULMA Tight-Chicken system, as well as state-of-the-art robotic loading and pick-and-place applications! The company’s broad range of capabilities extends into robotics, thermoforming, tray sealing, filling, flow-pack, stretch-pack, blister-pack, skin-pack, vacuum-pack and much more.
Booth #C10767

Stalwart equipment supplier Reiser will conduct live demonstrations of its complete line of food packaging equipment and processing-to-packaging solution, with every machine on display at the Reiser booth to fully be fully operational and running real or simulated product. Specifically, Reiser will showcase the full lines of Reiser form/fill/seal packaging machines; Ross tray-sealing equipment, Supervac vacuum chamber packaging machines, and Fabbri automatic stretch film wrappers. As a bonus, Reiser will feature their new Ross IN1300 inline tray sealer, which produces modified atmosphere, vacuum-skin and lid-only packages using pre-formed trays of virtually any shape or size.
Booth # C11323

Regal Rexnord Corporation will showcase a wide range of conveyor solutions for poultry processors, including:

  • PacTitan belts, featuring a proven, extended service life, with smooth belt edges to protect against worker injuries and product damage, as well as an engineered design that reduces the likelihood of contamination due to metal breakage.
  • Active Drive spiral belts, an innovative alternative to legacy low-tension spiral cage systems. Designed to be actively driven from the inside edge by the drum via canonical tips, Active Drive spiral belts help eliminate the risk of overdrive and the need for constant monitoring, resulting in a more reliable system.
  • Seal Master Stainless-Steel Gold bearings, engineered for reliable, long-lasting performance and contamination resistance in caustic and washdown environments.

Booth #BC9449


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