AFIA, Eurofin partner to offer feed safety courses

by World Grain Staff
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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Eurofins announced on Aug. 12 plans to jointly host two back-to-back animal feed programs this fall.

Both courses will be in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. The Hazard Analysis Critical Points Training for the Animal Industry course will be Nov. 10-11 and the FAMI-QS Awareness in Feed Safety Program: Solutions for the Specialty Feed and Mixture Industry will be Nov. 11-12. Each course is limited to 25 participants. Both courses will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Mention AFIA or Eurofins to receive the discounted hotel room rate of $105 per night

The interactive HACCP course will focus on developing and implementing an animal food safety plan based on the principles of HACCP. The Eurofins training is based on the Codex Alimentarius HACCP guidelines, which formed the foundation for future Global Food Safety Initiative approved safety schemes.

The early-bird rate for the HACCP course, which runs through Oct. 9, is $550 for AFIA members and $650 for non-members. After Oct. 9, registration fees increase by $100. To register online, click here. To register via PDF, click here.

The two-day FAMI-QS workshop is ideal for individuals affected by the new regulatory requirements and seeking FAMI-QS certification. Henry Turlington, AFIA director of  quality and manufacturing regulatory affairs, and Alan Baumfalk of Eurofins Food Safety Systems, will discuss the history of FAMI-QS; the importance of FAMI-QS globally; how to implement the FAMI-QS code; European Union regulations and compliance; crisis management; and steps for planning an audit.

The early-bird rate for the FAMI-QS workshop, which runs through Oct. 9, is $425 for AFIA members and $525 for non-members. After Oct. 9, registration fees increase by $50. To register online, click here. To register via PDF, click here.
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