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AFIA/Feedstuffs urge FSMA compliance with free webinar

September 20, 2015 8:33 am0 commentsViews: 2

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Feed Industry Assn. (AFIA) and Feedstuffs will co-host a free Food Safety Modernization Act webinar Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

The program will provide an overview on what managers should know about the “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals” rule, which will be published in the Federal Register Sept. 17.

AFIA staff expert Richard Sellers will answer attendee questions while addressing questions already brought to both the industry group and publication’s attention:

•    When will the rule be effective?

•    How are different sized companies impacted?

•    What Current Good Manufacturing Practices are proposed and who needs to comply?

•    What needs to be in my written hazard identification and preventive controls plan?

•    How does the final rule significantly differ from the proposed rule?

•    What is the American Feed Industry Association’s plan for training?

The webinar is ideal for all employees in feed, ingredient and pet food manufacturing companies. Topics that affect compliance and quality directors, mill managers and legal departments will be discussed. The webinar is recommended to facilities required to register under section 415 of the Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act.

AFIA encourages webinar registration even by those who may not be able to attend, as a link to the recorded session will be emailed afterward.

AFIA, based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. Founded in 1909, the organization membership is comprised of the total feed industry-from commercial and integrated feed manufacturers, to ingredient suppliers, pet food manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, industry support and equipment manufacturers. AFIA is also the recognized leader on international industry developments and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation.

Members include more than 575 domestic and international companies. More than 75% of the commercial feed and 70% of the non-grain ingredients including soybean meal, distillers co-products, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, yeast products and other miscellaneous/specialty ingredients in the U.S. are manufactured by AFIA members.

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