GETAP Hosts Conference For Food Processors
. . . The Georgia Environmental Technical Assistance Program (GETAP) presents a conference for food processors September 22 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education located on the University of Georgia (UGA) Campus in Athens. Increasing Your Profits & Improving Your Yield Through Product Recovery is aimed at Georgia’s food processors, particularly plant managers.
. . . Its focus is to inform poultry processors of ways to recover product from waste streams with emphasis placed on water conservation.
. . . Three sessions have been developed to provide attendees with current information regarding: improving profitability and increasing yield through product recovery, minimizing environmental impacts/regulatory issues/cost of compliance, and developing a product recovery plan.
. . . The conference is cosponsored by the Georgia Food Processing Advisory Council (FoodPAC); UGA’s Departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Poultry Science, and Food Science; the Economic Development Institute at Georgia Tech; Pollution Prevention Assistance Division; Valdosta State University; Georgia Southern University, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute.
. . . GETAP plans to follow up this conference with hands-on workshops later this year and next summer for plant personnel.
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. . . Established through FoodPAC, GETAP is a comprehensive approach to improve food processing efficiency and reduce environmental cost. By analyzing the water and waste streams from the discharge of food processing plants and then evaluating those processes that cause these wastes, it is possible to identify areas for improved efficiency.
. . . GETAP’s objectives are to improve efficiency and increase profits of food processors by:
. Reducing the amount of product losses
. Reducing overall water usage in the plant
. Improving product quality through process control
. Reducing wastewater treatment costs
. Minimizing environmental/regulatory cost and liability
. . . For more information about the conference or GETAP, contact Brian Kiepper in UGA’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at (706) 542-6907 or by e-mail at email@example.com.