“The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is changing the way we think about animal food safety in the feed industry,” said Cassandra Jones, assistant professor at KSU. “Many in the feed and pet food industries are uncertain about the requirements of the rule and how it applies to their situation.”
The preventative controls for animal food training curriculum was developed by KSU in collaboration with faculty from North Carolina State University. As the project manager for the group who designed the curriculum, Jones said she is excited to offer the training for industry and regulators.
“There are many new requirements, and this course will describe those requirements to participants as well as give some ideas for implementation and training to those concepts,” Jones said. “Many industry and regulatory personnel are requesting training to be a preventive-controls qualified Individual.”
Key topics covered in the course will include: the applicability of the preventive controls for animal food rule, the requirements for current good manufacturing practices, and the items needed in a food safety plan, such as hazard analysis and preventive controls.
“The concepts participants learn in this course will be pivotal in their success in developing and implementing an animal food safety plan and food safety system,” Jones said.
This course is unique compared to other courses where the curriculum only provides certification of training as a preventive controls qualified individual, because it also includes HACCP training, KSU said. Upon completion of the course, participants will hold two certificates of training – one from the food safety preventative controls alliance and one from the International HACCP Alliance.
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