The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a Safe Feed/Safe Food webinar April 7, at 2 p.m. EST, to discuss its recent certification program updates. The webinar -- coordinated by the Safe Quality Food Institute -- will address the major changes to the FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food guidance document, how the changes will impact facilities and the purpose behind the newly revised guidance document.

Changes to the program are listed in the FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food guidance document and include updates to the registration and certification process, implementation process, introduction to the guidance document, guidance document for FSC36, glossary and use of seal or logo.

"The implementation process now provides facilities with a more user-friendly format by allowing auditors to spend additional time reviewing documentation and manufacturing processes, and streamlining the program to support compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act. In addition, the ‘self-audit’ has been replaced with a ‘surveillance audit,’ which will be completed by the certifying body," said Henry Turlington, AFIA director of quality and manufacturing regulatory affairs.

The new FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food guidance document will assist facilities with designing, developing, implementing and maintaining a quality and feed safety program that complies with the desired requirements of the program, and assist auditors with auditing locations seeking certification for FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food. There are numerous examples provided within the guidance document to assist facilities with preparation for compliance with the requirements.

Register for the webinar here.