FSPCA has announced a new format for delivery of the PCAF Course that is one way to become a Peventive Controls Qualified Individual under the Food Safety Modernization Act. This course is now available in two parts:
Part 1 is delivered on line and requires between 7 and 12 hours to complete.
Part 2 is delivered in a 1 day instructor led classroom setting
Click HERE to learn more. I have developed a few videos to explain the changes and determine if this format is right for you. If you wish you could refresh your understanding of what you learned but don’t want to take the full course again… You can take Part 1 and/OR Part 2 , depending on your needs. CFD will no longer offer the full instructor led course but it will be available elsewhere.
The first PART 2 BLENDED COURSE ON THE EAST COAST IS SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 at Cooperative Feed Dealers.
Do you know for sure that your sequencing and flush procedures for medications work? How do you prove it? Many tell me… “it must work because I have never had a problem”… Is that still good enough?
Now that FSMA is here… it is not enough…
So how do you prove it? Elanco can help help… Rumensin has a micro tracer technology built into the product and Elanco provides the test kits for free. There are two types of kits…
1.) Mason Jar Kit – Give a simple YES or NO answer to the question “is there Rumensin in my feed?”. It’s easy to conduct and can be used to prove your sequencing and Flush procedure works!
2.) Rotary Test Kit – Goes a step further and will tell you how much Rumensin is in a feed. It is slightly more complicated to conduct but if you need the answer to how much is there this is a quick way to get the answer without waiting for the lab report.
If you are interested in learning more about this technology, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will refer to the appropriate Elanco rep to help you out…
Most of the feed mills that subscribe to my posts are small facilities and not currently subject to inspections of Feed safety Plans. This article published by AFIA reminds large facilities what to inspect when FDA knocks to do a Feed Safety Plan inspection. It has valuable information you need to consider as you continue to prepare your Feed safety Plan. In the coming months you may get a CGMP inspection. Remember while the FDA is not inspecting small facility feed safety plans you are required to have one in place. I have bolder the part that i have been preaching for almost 3 years now. Please read this important information…
Continue reading “AFIA Reminds Members of Expectations for HA/PC Inspections, Clarifies Investigator Process with FDA”
Last week I attended the 2018 FSPCA Lead Instructor Conference for instructors of FSMA Food Safety Courses. As in last years conference I always learn something new. Here are some highlights for Animal Food. Just a reminder that there are two more dates to remember in terms of compliance: Continue reading “What did I learn at this years FSPCA Instructor Conference?”
1 – Inspections
This week AFIA posted the following update on inspections:
Continue reading “1 – Inspection Update 2 – CFD HAT 3 – PCQI Training”
CFD has been working for almost a year to develop a tool to assist livestock feed mills with the hazard analysis required under 21 CFR 507.33. Click here to register for a free introductory webinar.
CGMP Inspections are happening! The FDA has a target of 500 inspections in FY18.
Continue reading “IMPORTANT FSMA Updates on Inspections and Industry Cooperation”
Just prior to the government shut-down the FDA released DRAFT guidance that Industry has been anxiously waiting for. This Guidance Document #245 describes the FDA thoughts regarding the Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination Process.
Continue reading “FDA Releases DRAFT Guidance for Industry on Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls for Animal Food”