International Grains Program Hosts AFIA-NGFA-KSU-HACCP Course
Date Posted: April 28, 2014
Manhattan, KS—Thirty-eight individuals in charge of meeting regulations and management of feed safety and quality control attended the Establishing a HACCP Program for the Feed Industry course held at the International Grains Program Conference Center, April 14-17, 2014.
The course was held in conjunction with the American Feed Industry Association and the National Grain and Feed Association.
The AFIA-NGFA-KSU-HACCP course was focused on understanding the feed industry regulations, the seven steps of HACCP principles and learn how to develop and implement an effective HACCP program.
Participants listened to presentations from industry experts and also learned from each other.
“The course provided the basic tools for feed millers on how to implement all the principles of HACCP step-by-step,” says Carlos Campabadal, IGP feed manufacturing program specialist and the course manager.
“Participants left with the right knowledge to develop a HACCP plan at their facility.”
Another valuable aspect of this course was the networking opportunities.
Participants were able to discuss these topics among each other as well as with the presenters.
“The discussions that we had between the different companies was very important because we could figure out what we need to do in our company and talk about how other companies are handling different issues,” Jackie Lissolo, program manager at ICM, says.
This is just one example of the many partnership trainings offered through IGP.
In addition to feed manufacturing and grain management, IGP offers trainings in the areas of flour milling and grain processing, and grain marketing and risk management.
For more information about IGP training opportunities visit the IGP website at www.grains.ksu.edu.