AMES, Iowa — A training course to become a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance designated Preventive Controls Qualified Individual will be held in Ames, Iowa, Aug. 13-15.
This course is the standardized training required by FSPCA for facilities that are processing any type of animal food (complete feed or ingredients). The training will be provided by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative and the American Feed Industry Association.
The Food Safety Modernization Act requires processing facilities to use Current Good Manufacturing Practices and to implement a written animal food safety plan developed and overseen by a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual. Food safety plans are specific to a facility, because every facility will have differences in raw materials, processes or customers.
Operators of animal food facilities are encouraged to attend this course to obtain their Preventive Controls Qualified Individual training certification. Certifications will be given by the FSPCA to attendees who complete all sessions.
The course is being taught by Charles Hurburgh, professor and grain quality and handling specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Connie Hardy, program specialist in Value Added Agriculture with ISU Extension and Outreach; and Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs with American Feed Industry Association. For more information, contact Hurburgh at 515-294-8629 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.aep.iastate.edu/animalfood/.
— Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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