ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association and Eurofins announced plans on Feb. 4 to jointly host two back-to-back animal feed programs this spring.

The "Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points Training for the Animal Food Industry" will take place in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., April 21-22, and the "FAMI-QS Awareness in Feed Safety Program: Solutions for the Specialty Feed and Mixture Industry" will follow in Des Moines, April 23-24.
Each course is limited to only 25 participants.

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

The registration fee to attend the course is $550. 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 with 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 registration fee to attend the course is $400. To register online, click here.

Both courses will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Des Moines. Mention "AFIA/Eurofins" to receive the discounted hotel room rate of $105 per night (plus tax).