AFIA announces date for second FSMA trainings

by World Grain Staff
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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — After hosting numerous successful Phase I Food Safety Modernization Act in-person trainings in 2014 and early 2015, the American Feed Industry Association will feature webcasts as it introduces Phase II training sessions this spring.
 
AFIA's Richard Sellers, senior vice-president of legislative and regulatory affairs, and Henry Turlington, director of quality and manufacturing regulatory affairs, will break down Phase II into a three-part training session to ensure all portions of the rule are thoroughly explained. The sessions will occur on May 5, May 19 and June 2.

"The final FSMA rule is quickly approaching and the feed industry needs to take actions to prepare for compliance," said Turlington. "Although the rule will not be final until late August 2015, we can't wait until then to begin preparation. The Phase II webinars continue AFIA's efforts to educate the feed industry on steps to take to prepare for compliance with the new requirements."

The program will focus on the hazard analysis and identification portion of the FSMA "Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Food for Animals" proposed rule. The opportunity will benefit feed, ingredient and pet food professionals who will be responsible for complying with FSMA rules.

Registration is now open for all three training sessions. Each of the three webinars is approved for two continuing education credits-for a possible six CEUs-by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.
 
Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions to receive the full benefit of the trainings. However, the three recordings of Phase II will be provided to all registrants after the final session. As the third webcast will be interactive with questions and answers provided in addition to a copy of the webcast.

For more information or to register, click here.

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