The NGFA is planning several regional seminars to educate industry members on the far-reaching new feed safety rules being promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The seminars are being conducted in cooperation with state feed control agencies and state and regional affiliates that will help industry members understand the changes, requirements and appropriate exemptions included in the FSMA rules.
NGFA Senior Vice President of Feed Services David Fairfield, who serves as chair of the Animal Food Subcommittee of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, and Ralco Animal Nutrition Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Matt Frederking, who serves as chair of NGFA’s Feed Manufacturing and Technology Committee, will lead the seminars, covering FSMA major rules and implementation and the new requirements for current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs) and preventive controls for animal food, among other topics.
View the “Confirmed Seminar Dates” to find a seminar in your region.
- Modesto, Calif., on March 10 (In cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Grain and Feed Association)
- New Ulm, St. Cloud, and Rochester, Minn., on March 29-31 (In cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association)
- Spokane, Wash., on April 22 (In cooperation with the Pacific Northwest Grain and Feed Association)
- Wisconsin Dells, Wisc., on May 11 (In cooperation with the Wisconsin Agri-business Association)
- Wichita and Manhattan, Kan., on June 8-9 (In cooperation with the Kansas Grain and Feed Association)
- Harrisburg, Pa., and Westmoreland, Pa., on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 (In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and PennAg Industries Association)
- Johnston, Iowa, on June 16 (In cooperation with the Agribusiness Association of Iowa)
- Kearney, Neb., on July 13 (In cooperation with the Nebraska Grain and Feed Association and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture)
- Lansing, Mich. on Aug. 24 (In cooperation with the Michigan Agri-Business Association)
- Indianapolis, Indiana on Aug. 23 (In cooperation with the Agribusiness Council of Indiana and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Office of the Indiana State Chemist)
- Oklahoma City, Okla., on Aug. 30 (In cooperation with the Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association)
- Statesville, N.C., on Nov. 10 (In cooperation with: North Carolina Farm Bureau, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)