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International Grains Program to Hold HACCP Feed Course With NGFA and AFIA ... April 1-4 ... Manhattan, KS

Date Posted: February 20, 2013

Manhattan, KS—Establishing a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) program is important when it comes to such a diverse agriculture industry.

The Kansas State University International Grains Program is collaborating with American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) to hold a HACCP Feed course on April 1-4, 2013.

The training program will be held at the International Grains Program Conference Center and will focus on feed safety.

Throughout the week participants will take a look at the feed-industry regulations, learn the seven HACCP principles, and learn how to develop and implement an effective HACCP program.

“The course provides the basic tools for feed millers and how to implement all the principles of HACCP step-by-step,” says Carlos Campabadal, IGP feed manufacturing program specialist and the course manager.

“Participants leave with the right knowledge to develop a HACCP plan at their facility.”

One of the participants from the 2012 HACCP Feed course was Tyson Kassel, assistant quality coordinator for the Grain Processing Corporation, Muscatine, Iowa and he found the content relevant and useful.

“The instructors’ knowledge and experience in the industry provided me with good guidance to help implement and improve upon our HACCP program as a whole,” Kassel says.

He adds, “I am much more confident with how I approach food/feed safety.”

Individuals involved in any sector of the feed industry are encouraged to attend. The course content applies to feed mill managers quality assurance personnel and ingredient suppliers.

To register for this course visit the IGP website at www.grains.ksu.edu/igp.

This is just one example of the many partnership trainings offered through IGP.

In addition, IGP offers standard short courses in feed manufacturing and grain management, grain marketing and risk management, and flour milling and grain processing.

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