How do I stay informed about what is happening at the FDA?

This question was asked at the CFD Nutrition and FSMA Conference in December. I get emails from several areas of the FDA. To signup for FDA email notifications, go to:

You will enter your email and create a password in order to make you selections and update them based on your changing professional interests… There is 27 Topic Areas to choose from. Including:

  • Animal Veterinary Health
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Guidance Documents
  • Recalls and Safety Alerts
  • News & Events

The other area relevant to our industry is OSHA. The following link allows you to read or sign up for OSHA QuickTakes – “OSHA’s online newsletter provides the latest news about enforcement actions, rulemaking, outreach activities, compliance assistance, and training and educational resources.”

Do you need a refresher training?

Several of you have called to say that you have had inspections recently. Inspection activity has indeed resumed now that most COVID restrictions have been lifted.

  • Do you have questions following an inspection?
  • Do you need to update your Feed Safety Plan based on the requirement to do so at least every three years?
  • Do you need PCQI Refresher training?

The only Part 2 PCQI training of Animal Food through FSPCA is Virtual and costs $345 or more. If you are interested in attending a class in person at CFD, click here to put your name on a wait list. I would be happy to schedule a class in the coming months.