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The course gave individuals in the animal food industry knowledge of the new safety requirements and implement a plan for animal food safety as required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“KSU in partnership with NGFA was able to deliver another successful offering of FSMA training for the feed industry,” said Brandi Miller, associate director and online education and professional development coordinator at the IGP Institute. “This continues to be an important course offering, as successful completion in one way to satisfy the FDA’s requirement for a preventative controls qualified individual.”
The training offered an additional component that is accredited by the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) Alliance. The separate HACCP component occurred on the first day of the animal food safety training. Upon completion of both courses, participants received two certificates and are able to demonstrate a “preventative controls qualified individual” to the FDA.
The curriculum of the course was developed by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance. The topics of the course included the evolution of risk-based food safety preventative controls; current manufacturing practices that work; animal food safety hazards; an overview of the food safety plan; hazard analysis and preventative controls determination; required preventative control management components; process controls; sanitation controls; and supply chain applied controls.