Consumer Perspectives on the Safety of Poultry Products (2540)
Poultry Medicine |  Symposium
Saturday |  7:40 AM -  8:30 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||221AB



Robert O'Connor DVM
Foster Farms

Dr. Bob O'Connor, a Veterinarian specializing in poultry medicine, has worked at Foster Farms, the largest producer of poultry on the west coast, since 1998. During the first half of his career at Foster Farms, he worked as the Manager of Veterinary Services directly overseeing the bird health of both broilers and turkeys in all capacities: breeders, hatcheries, growout and vaccination. <br><br>Since then, his role has expanded and today, he is a Senior Vice President with responsibilities that span 'Farm to Fork' providing technical oversight encompassing Poultry Health Services, Live Production and Manufacturing, Food Safety, Product Quality, USDA Compliance, Biosecurity and Animal Welfare. <br><br>Dr. O'Connor received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Villanova University, a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The University of Tennessee, and a Masters of Avian Medicine degree from The University of Georgia. He is board-certified as a Diplomate in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. Dr. O'Connor participates in the Technical and Regulatory Committees for both the National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation. In 2015, Dr. O'Connor received the Food Safety Innovation Award from NSF International for his leadership in developing a comprehensive Salmonella control program for Foster Farms.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1

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