LUXEMBURG  – The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) launched an e-learning course, ‘Good Production Practices in the Feed Industry.’ The online training is based on the IFIF FAO Feed Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry, which focuses on increasing safety and feed quality at the production level.

IFIF partnered with the e-learning training platform Anpro Campus to develop the e-learning course to further expand the scope of the successful IFIF Global Animal Nutrition feed safety training program “Train the Trainer,” which has reached over 150 participants in emerging markets since 2016. The course material is based on the “Feed Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry,” developed by IFIF and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which incorporates the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding.

“Providing the training program on ‘Good Production Practices in the Feed Industry’ is part of IFIF’s mission to support feed safety and capacity development and we are excited we can expand the reach and accessibility of our popular program with this e-learning initiative,” said Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF executive director. “The IFIF training aims for real impacts for participants who can apply their new feed safety skills in their daily work to support increased feed safety and quality at the production level.”

The IFIF e-learning course is aimed at stakeholders working in the feed chain and is available at no cost for government officials working in fields related to feed production as well as qualifying stakeholders and feed millers in emerging markets.

Participants who successfully complete the 10 online modules and pass a final exam will receive a certificate, as well as have the opportunity to participate in a live virtual classroom with an IFIF expert trainer at the end.

“IFIF members represent over 80% of animal feed production worldwide and capacity development for feed safety is one of the key priorities for IFIF,” de Athayde  said. “We will continue to support, train and develop the capacities of the local feed industries to help raise feed and food safety standards globally.”

For more information about the course, click here.