WITH greater emphasis placed on food and feed quality and safety as the industry prepares to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, the American Feed Industry Assn. (AFIA) and Kansas State University announced a new online educational opportunity for feed industry professionals.
AFIA 250, "Advanced Feed Safety & Quality Assurance Protocols," is an online course developed by Kansas State's department of grain science and industry and North Carolina State University's department of poultry science, along with other leading industry experts. The course is designed to provide training and understanding of the industry's increasingly complex requirements for quality and safety.
"Not only is safe food and safe feed customer driven; it is also driven by a need to comply with the upcoming Food Safety Modernization Act," AFIA vice president of manufacturing and training Keith Epperson said. "Our industry has a clear focus to understand the requirements and be actively involved in compliance."
The five-week course will begin May 20 at a cost of $499 for AFIA members or $685 for non-members. Class size is limited to 50 participants, and registration information is online at AFIA's website at www.afia.org.