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NGFA/AFIA/Feedstuffs FSMA Webinar Available Online

Date Posted: December 13, 2013

NGFA, the American Feed Industry Association, and Feedstuffs recently hosted a free webinar for more than 800 attendees.

The webinar addressed current good manufacturing practice and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for food for animals.

A recording of the webinar, titled "Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - What You Need to About Know Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals" is available online.

Key questions answered during the webinar included:

• When will the rule be effective?

• How are different sized companies impacted?

• What CGMPs are proposed; who needs to comply?

• What does FDA propose be addressed in a written hazard identification and preventive controls plan?

Featured speakers were:

David Fairfield, vice president, feed services, NGFA;

• Dr. Daniel G. McChesney, director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.

Richard Sellers, senior vice president, legislative and regulatory affairs, AFIA; and

Jolyda Swaim, principal attorney and John Dillard, associate attorney, OFW Law.

The full webinar (approximately 3 hours) is available online.

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