The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule requires manufacturers and processors of food for animals to establish and implement a food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and establishment of preventive controls.
Learn more about the Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule through the following resources from Penn State Extension.
Training and Certification Opportunities
This workshop is designed for industry professionals with responsibility for developing and implementing a company’s food safety plan. It provides the credentials to meet FDA requirements for development and implementation of a preventive system for food safety as stated within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.
Video - Learn how the Animal Food Rule affects you
In this 16-minute video, you will learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Animal Food Rule, and whether your farm or food business may be affected by it. Details on the Preventive Controls for Animal Foods rule are covered. Watch the video >>
Additional Resources for the Animal Feed Industry
Visit FDA's Preventive Controls for Animal Food website for the full text of the rule, key requirements, available exemptions, variances, compliance dates, and supplementary guidance documents as they become available.
The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public private alliance consisting of key industry, academic and government stakeholders whose mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training and outreach programs to assist companies producing human and animal food in complying with the preventive controls regulations that will be part of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Visit their website to stay connected to training an developments on the Preventive Controls rules.
The National Grain and Feed Association's (NGFA) feed-related efforts address regulatory and legislative issues important to or affecting the feed and animal agriculture industry, focusing on feed and food safety through overall improvements in industry regulations and compliance. Visit their website for education and training tools to help navigate the Preventive Control for Animal Feed rule.