MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Kansas State University (KSU) and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) hosted a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training at the IGP Institute Aug. 20-22.

“It was valuable to have such a diverse group so we can understand the requirements and flexibility of the Preventive Controls for Animal Food Rule,” said Cassandra Jones, course instructor and associate professor of animal sciences and industry.

The course offered certificates upon completion on the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). In order to receive certificates, each participant had to fully demonstrate the requirements by a “preventive controls qualified individuals” per the FDA’s regulation.

Participant Madelyn Tusha, Kent Nutrition Group plant engineer, shared that she knew the regulations, but wanted to get a more in-depth look as to why they are in place.

“It’s important for people at the feed mill to understand the reasons as to why procedures are set in place,” Tusha said. “It was helpful to dive deeper into what the FDA looks for and how they can help us.”

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