ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will offer two Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) hazard analysis training sessions. The training is ideal for those working to develop a facility’s hazard analysis, preventative controls qualified individuals and employees serving in quality assurance/quality control positions, and is limited to 150 AFIA member participants.

The first session will be Dec. 6-7, at the Westin Crystal City, in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. The early-bird registration rate of $350 runs through Nov. 5. A room block is currently available through Nov. 5 at the training location. Registration for the first session is now open on AFIA’s website.

AFIA's foundation, the Institute for Feed Education & Research, contracted with the University of Minnesota's Center for Food Safety and Animal Health to prepare a generic hazard analysis as required by FSMA's animal food final rule. The seminar will highlight that report and provide processes for determining what applies to feed facilities, including feed mills, pet food plants and ingredient manufacturing, and distribution sites.

An identical hazard analysis training will be held at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., Feb. 2-3, 2017.

For more information or registration assistance, contact Jessica Morse, AFIA manager of meetings and events, at 703.558.3573.