As the Deadline for Very Small Animal Food Processors (Sales of less than $2.5 million per year) is August 30, 2018, AEDC’s Manufacturing Solutions department, in conjunction with Simmons Pet Foods, is putting on a training event to allow these companies to get their needed certification to be in compliance with Federal law and be able to continue their operations.
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for animal consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls, or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system”. This course developed by the 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.”
These courses are taught by a Lead Instructor trained by the FSPCA, who have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum