FSMA Implementation and Training Course Scheduled for Sept. 25

NEAFA, in collaboration with Co-Operative Feed Dealers, Inc. are committed to learning and sharing information with our members to promote regulatory compliance and create a safe and prosperous industry. A two part course on the New FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Blended is being offered with the first part can be taken on their website, while the second part can be taken in Conklin, NY on September 25th. Sign up by August 30th to save $25. Part one costs $198, the second half is $300. Visit https://fsma.cfd.coop/training/ for more information or to sign up.

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation (also referred to as FSMA or Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human and animal consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” (PCQI). This course, developed by FSPCA, is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

This course is lead by Barbara Simeon, a FSMA Consultant with Co-operative Feed Dealer’s in Conklin, NY. With a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Binghamton University, Simeon has over 30 years’ experience in business process analysis and documentation working in defense, utility, import and non-profit sectors. She joined CFD in November of 2015 to focus on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and assist CFD members in compliance. She quickly gained knowledge of the Animal Feed industry by completing a Feed Manufacturing Course by The National Grain and Feed Association, the AFIA’s “The Feed Industry Institute”, and the Feed Industry HACCP Training with Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & Office of the Texas State Chemist. She has assisted more than 25 CFD member feed mills in “saying what they do and proving it” by working towards compliance with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice.

The Part 2 Class begins promptly at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm, with lunch is provided. Coffee and water are available during the morning and afternoon breaks. All students seeking a certificate must complete Part 1 and Part 2 to be eligible.  Part two can also serve as a refresher course if you already have a PCQI certificate. If you did not originally take the course at CFD, you must provide a copy of your certificate.

The part 2 course size is limited to 12 participants. The instructors reserve the right to defer course registrants to a later course if the class is not full or have a minimum of 6 students 21 days prior to the start of the class.