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Preventive Controls for Animal Food: Additional Resources


The FDA provides information updates and guidance documents regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act and Animal Food regularly.

Another great resource is their video Safe Animal Feed that emphasizes the role animal food manufacturers play in maintaining a safe food supply in the United States.

The FDA also provides information regarding the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.

Questions for the FDA regarding FSMA can be submitted through their Technical Assistance Network (TAN). Additionally, FDA has released a question and answer session for what to expect as the next compliance dates near.


The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) has produced the only Preventive Controls Qualified Individual certification course for animal food recognized by the FDA.

They provide resources regarding the animal and human food rules, as well as information regarding both PCQI and lead instructor training courses. Participant manuals are free online through FSPCA.

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NC State Extension is creating resources to help companies comply with food and feed safety regulations.

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Other useful resources come from the

American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)
National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and
Association of American Feed Control Officials.

Together, AFIA and NGFA have hosted a series of webinars that goes through the animal food rule as it relates to the animal food manufacturing industry.