US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a one-day Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) seminar at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January 2015.
The Phase I 'Food Safety Modernization Act – Building a Foundation for Compliance' course is designed to educate and update feed and pet food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers on the various components of the new law.
Dr Henry Turlington, AFIA director of quality and manufacturing regulatory affairs, will address a number of FSMA-related issues affecting the industry in this hands-on training including: FSMA proposed rules and AFIA recommendations; building a solid foundation with current good manufacturing practices, key components of a supplier verification program; and creating an animal food safety plan, recall plan and training program.
To register for the seminar online, click here.
Dr Turlington said: “Our goal for the training is to help our members and the feed industry understand what it will take to comply with the new rules. The requirements for the industry are changing and we need to begin building the foundation for success now.”
AFIA previously hosted three successful Phase I FSMA regional seminars this year in Sacramento, California, Des Moines, Iowa, and Atlanta, Georgia, as well as partnered to speak at training sessions in Ohio, Indiana and New York. The association will announce information about Phase II – the next phase in the FSMA training series – in early 2015.
FSMA was signed into law on 4 January 2011, and on 29 September 2014, the official publication of the re-proposed rules was published in the Federal Register. The re-proposed rules include changes to the foreign supplier verification program, animal food, human food and produce. The comment deadline for the four rules is 15 December.
IPPE is expected to attract more than 28,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three trade shows – International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo – representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the American Meat Institute (AMI).
More information about IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, is available at www.ippexpo.com.
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