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What’s required in FDA’s FSMA food transportation rule?

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services As mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 6, 2016 published final regulations that establish requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers and receivers engaged in the transportation of human and animal food by truck or rail to […]

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FDA issues new FSMA fact sheet on sanitary food transport rule

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new fact sheet for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-related final rule for sanitary transportation of food for humans and animals. The updated fact sheet reiterates the agency’s previously stated intent to use an “educate before […]

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Foundation makes web-based hazard-assessment tool available to assist members in complying with FDA’s FSMA animal food rule

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President, Feed Services The NGFA is making available exclusively to member companies a new web-based hazard-assessment tool to assist feed and pet food facilities in complying with the Food and Drug Administration’s final regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act. FDA’s final rule for current good manufacturing practice and hazard […]

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NGFA committee apprentices head to Washington

NGFA member company employees enrolled in the NGFA’s Committee Apprenticeship Program (CAP) are heading to Washington, D.C., next week for the annual CAP DC Experience, which includes visits with lawmakers and top government officials. The event is meant to introduce the NGFA to a new class of apprentices, who are encouraged to learn about their […]

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NGFA publishes new guidance on FDA regulations and sample template for Animal Food Safety Plan

The NGFA today is making available to its members a significant new guidance document authored by NGFA Senior Vice President for Feed Services David Fairfield to assist the grain, oilseed, feed and processing industry in understanding and complying with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) requirements. The document, “NGFA Guidance on FDA Regulations Applicable […]

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AAFCO meeting addresses FSMA issues

By Dave Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The meeting of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) conducted Jan. 16-18 in Mobile, Ala., focused largely on the implementation of the new animal feed and pet food safety requirements established under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Joann Givens, director of the Food […]

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FDA issues video on Veterinary Feed Directive

By Dave Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made available a new video that provides an overview of the agency’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation that governs the use of medically important antimicrobials used in or on animal feed. The approximately 7.5-minute video explains that medically […]

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FDA food facility re-registration deadline is Dec. 31

NGFA member companies are reminded that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires animal food facilities to re-register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in even-numbered years. Grain, feed, pet food and feed ingredient, grain processing and milling, and export facilities are among those required to renew their registrations by Dec. 31. In […]

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FSMA guide for small businesses now available

By Dave Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two guidance documents to assist “small and very small” businesses in understanding compliance obligations established by the agency’s major rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The guidance documents address the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) and Preventive […]

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