Another Free Training Video has been posted on this website. Video #8 is entitled FDA Supplier Evaluation Resources (Data Dashboard).
More free videos for training on the Sanitary Transportation of Animal Feed have been posted to the Free Training Video page.
#4 – Sanitary Transportation of Animal Feed – Target Audience is Transportation Companies hauling grains and animal food.
If your third party carriers are reluctant to haul grains and feed due to the regulation that went into effect in April this 9 minute video will tell them what they need to know. Please feel free to send them to this site for this important training.
The following is corrected training information on the FSVP module. About 5 or 6 months ago I received a training module on Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) to teach in conjunction with the FSPCA Preventive Controls (PCAF) classes.
1 – Inspections
This week AFIA posted the following update on inspections:
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.
The following update was received this week from AFIA regarding FSMA inspections. While it is difficult to get an exact count, it appears about two dozen inspections have occurred in CFD member states as of December 22, 2017. We can expect this to increase in 2018.
CGMP Inspections are happening! The FDA has a target of 500 inspections in FY18.
Just prior to the government shut-down the FDA released DRAFT guidance that Industry has been anxiously waiting for.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.
CFD is a member of The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). AFIA has recently requested members to participate in important industry research on Salmonella in Animal Feed. They are looking for 250 feed mills to participate. If you are not a member of any of these sponsoring organizations but would like to participate, complete this form:
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is very active in FSMA education and outreach. They continually survey members to learn more about ongoing FSMA inspections. CFD’s membership in AFIA affords us the opportunity to share their findings. The following are excerpts of information they recently shared. I hope you find it helpful as you prepare for your facility inspection.