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Last Day to Register For AFIA Regulatory Training Short Course ... Nov. 20-21 ... Arlington, VA

Date Posted: November 11, 2013

Monday, Nov. 11 is the final day to register for the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Regulatory Training Short Course (RTS) and AFIA would like to update you on the positive changes that have been made to the schedule.

As we previously communicated, due to the release of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule for animal feed/pet food, RTS will include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) public meeting to discuss the proposed rule to establish requirements for current good manufacturing practice and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for animal food.

The meeting will be held on the second day of RTS.

FDA has released the agenda for the public meeting in College Park, Md., on Nov. 21.

To view the agenda, click here.

FDA has also released a summary page for the meeting. AFIA will automatically register RTS attendees for the FDA public meeting; however, if you are interested in making comments at the meeting, please notify us so we can register you as a speaker.

The meeting will be a great opportunity to hear directly from FDA officials about the proposed rule and voice individual and industry concerns.

Due to the addition of the FSMA meeting to the RTS schedule, the half day of materials that were going to be covered on Nov. 21, will be covered on Nov. 20.

To accommodate this schedule change, we will begin the program on Nov. 20, at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 6:00 p.m. with the reception.

On Nov. 21, RTS attendees will attend FDA’s public meeting in Rockville, Md., from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. AFIA will have two buses departing the FDA meeting at two different times to accommodate participant’s travel arrangements.

Please make note of the listed changes to the original RTS brochure.

A copy of the updated agenda can be found here.

Registration will remain open until close of business today.

To register online for RTS, click here, and to register with a paper form, click here.

If you have any questions about this program, contact AFIA’s Director of Ingredients, Pet Food and State Legislative Affairs, Leah Wilkinson, at or (703) 558-3560.

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