Food Safety Training for Poultry Mobile Processing

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North Carolina State University and Clemson University Cooperative Extension are collaborating to provide training on backyard poultry processing techniques and food safety in Louisburg, NC on Thursday, December 7. The training will be located at First Fruits Farm off of Mort Harris Road near Louisburg, and will be sponsored by the Tar River Poultry Initiative. We will be using their new equipment on their mobile unit.

Training details and topics to be covered by instructor, Dr. Doug Smith of Clemson University are: pre-slaughter handling, slaughter, processing, chilling, cut-up and deboning, packaging and labeling, and current NC regulations. We will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m, with a start time of 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There is a fee of $40 to participate which includes a box lunch at the farm. Checks can be made out to: Tar River Poultry Initiative, LLC.”

Please dress appropriately for outside processing and this includes bringing rubber boots. To pre-register, contact Martha Mobley, Ag Agent, at or call the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Center at 919-496-3344 before Tuesday, December 5.
Note:  we will have a compliance officer with NCDA & CS Meat & Poultry Inspection present also to answer questions that may arise.