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This site was created as a resource to help navigate the Food Safety Modernization Act and other feed industry regulations. It is maintained by CFD (Co-operative Feed Dealers, Inc.) in Conklin, NY. As a wholesale distributor of animal feed, feed ingredients and farming supplies, we and our customers are part of an increasingly regulated industry. As a cooperative, we are committed to learning and sharing information with our members and customers, to promote regulatory compliance and to create a safe and prosperous industry.

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    About the Author

    Barbara Simeon (Food Safety Consultant, Cooperative Feed Dealers) has a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Binghamton University. She joined CFD in November of 2015 to focus on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and assist CFD members in compliance. She has completed Feed Manufacturing Course by The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) “The Feed Industry Institute”, Feed Industry HACCP Training with the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & Office of the Texas State Chemist and AFIA 500 – Fundamentals of Feed manufacturing through Kansas State University. She is a lead instructor of FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food course. She has assisted a majority of the CFD member feed mills working towards compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice. She led a team to develop the CFD HAT (Hazard Analysis Tool) to assist livestock feed mills with Hazard Analysis in compliance with 21 CFd 507.33. She continues to be a resource on all FSMA topics.

    Preventive Controls for Animal Food Blended Course

    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.” 

    The course is taught in 2 parts. Part 1 is on-line and self paced. After completing Part 1, Part 2 is instructor led. While Part 2 has been offered virtually during COVID-19 it is intended to be in-person. CFD is offering an in-person course on August  4, 2021.

    Click here to Register for and Take Part 1 – $198

    Click here to register for Part 2 at CFD on August 4, 2021 at CFD – $300

    Helpful Links for use during Part 1:

    Part 2 Course Fee: $300 (at CFD)

    Hours: Class begins promptly at 8:00 am and ends by 5:30 pm Lunch is provided. Coffee and water during morning and afternoon breaks. All students seeking a certificate must complete Part 1 and Part 2 to be eligible. 

    Refresher Course: If you already have a PCQI certificate you can take Part 2 without taking Part 1. If you did not take the original course at CFD, you must provide a copy of your certificate. Email Barbara Simeon at [email protected] for information on this option.

    Part 2 Payment is due at the time of registration. Online payment is not accepted. Payment can be made by Check (Mail to: Co-Operative Feed Dealers PO Box 670, Conklin, NY 13748) or Credit Card (Call Liz Bennett at 607-352-1322). Email questions (never email payment information) to Liz Bennett at [email protected] 

    Cancellations: Payment is refundable, subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Student substitution is allowed by contacting Barbara Simeon at [email protected]

    Course size is limited to 8 participants. A minimum of 4 students are required. The instructors reserve the right to defer course registrants to a later course if the class is not full 21 days prior to the start of the class.

    Conklin Logistics:  Information on how to get to Conklin, NY, where to stay and eat! 

    About the Instructors:

    Lead Instructor: Barbara Simeon Certificate #2ca42a12

    Barbara Simeon is a FSMA Consultant with Co-operative Feed Dealer’s in Conklin, NY. She has a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Binghamton University. She 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, AFIA’s “The Feed Industry Institute”, 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” working towards compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice. Email [email protected]

    News

    Step 7: 507.27 Holding and Distribution

    (a) Animal food held for distribution must be held under conditions that will protect against contamination and minimize deterioration, including the following: (1) Containers used to hold animal food before distribution must be designed, constructed of appropriate material, cleaned as necessary, and maintained to protect against the contamination of animal food; and (2) Animal food …

    Step 6: 507.25 Plant Operations

    a) Management of the establishment must ensure that: (1) All operations in the manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding of animal food (including operations directed to receiving, inspecting, transporting, and segregating) are conducted in accordance with the current good manufacturing practice requirements of this subpart; (2) Animal food, including raw materials, other ingredients, or rework is …

    Free Training Videos

    1.) QI Training: 

    The following free videos are available to facilities that Manufacture. Process, Pack and Hold Animal. You may find them helpful in training qualified individuals.

    2.) FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Program)

    This was previously offered by webinar and is now recorded for viewing at your leisure.

    Download the FSVP Participant Manual

    3.) Sanitary Transportation of Animal Food – Target Audience is Feed Manufacturers 

    This was previously offered by webinar and is now recorded for viewing at your leisure.

     Guidance for Industry – Small Entity Compliance Guide  

    4.) Sanitary Transportation of Animal Food – Target Audience is Transportation Companies hauling grains and animal food. 

    Download the PDF for this presentation Sanitary Transportation for carriers

    5.) How to Use the International Database for Transport for Feed

    Database link 

    Cleaning Regime Codes:

    A Dry cleaning (sequencing, sweeping)
    B Cleaning with Water
    C Cleaning with water and a cleaning agent
    D Cleaning and Disenfecting
    Forbidden Load
    

    6.) Introduction to FDA Training for Carriers

    FDA Training on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

    7.) FDA Reportable Food Registry  

    FDA Reportable Food Registry

    8.) FDA Supplier Evaluation Resources – Data Dashboard  

    FDA Supplier Evaluation Resources (Data Dashboard)

    Disclaimer: The information provided by Cooperative Feed Dealers, Inc. (CFD) in these webinars is for information purposes only. CFD does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, or availability of any of the information provided and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for any of the results obtained from the use of such information.  CFD gives no express or implied warranties, including but not limited to, any warranties of merchant-ability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. In no event shall CFD be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages in connection with the use of this information.