MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Kansas State University (KSU)  and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) will host a Food Safety Modernization (FSMA) course Nov. 5-7 at the KSU’s IGP Institute in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.

This training allows participants to be educated on good manufacturing practices, fundamentals of an animal food safety plan and how to create an effective animal food safety plan.

“There are many new requirements, and this course describes those requirements to participants as well as gives ideas for implementation and training to those concepts,” said Cassandra Jones, course coordinator and associate professor at Kansas State University.

Participants are also able to complete a certificate of training from the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), as well as an additional Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training. Allowing course participants to recognize hazard analysis and preventative controls with ease.

Past participant Maddie Tusha, plant engineer at the Kenton Nutrition Group in Columbus, Nebraska, U.S., said this gave her an in-depth understanding of the reasoning behind certain protocols.

“I think diving in deep and learning the specific processes set in place was really helpful,” Tusha said. “Now learning more about it helps me understand what the FDA looks for, and how we can help them help us.”

For past participant Tom Oberreuter, plant and production manager at Hi Plains Feed, the course served as a way to refresh his knowledge on the updated FDA requirements.

“I think this is one of the best courses I’ve taken throughout my career,” he said. “It was a refresher course for us and it brought up a lot of things that we are not doing, that we need to start.”

To register or for more information about the course, click here.