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The course instructors primarily discussed the fundamentals of animal food safety and provided participants with a framework to develop and implement a plan for animal food safety.
“It’s been enlightening,” said Matt Repking, quality control manager at The Equity in Effingham, Illinois, U.S. “I’ve liked seeing how the industry as a whole is working and to be able to actually use it as a tool. The opportunities and connections made will be valuable to reach out and find information when you need it.”
“The best part of the course is the interaction among participants,” said Cassandra Jones, associate professor at Kansas State University. “We have people from various parts of the grain and feed industry learning the regulations alongside one another and those who will be inspecting them. This encourages valuable discussion to help facilities learn their options for compliance with the rules, and also helps inspectors understand the complexity that compliance can add to existing facility operations.”