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ARLINGTON, VA -- The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host its second Food Safety Modernization Act Phase III training Jan. 27, 2016, as part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. The one-day session will cover various components of the new law, published in the Federal Register on Sept. 17, "Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals."

The seminar is ideal for all employees involved in feed, ingredient and pet food manufacturing. AFIA staff experts and Daniel McChesney, Ph.D., of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine, will address:

• Completing an animal food safety plan;

• Current Good Manufacturing Practices;

• Developing an effective supply-chain program;

• Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Third-Party Rules;

• Records for FSMA compliance; and

• AFIA's next steps.

"AFIA was ready for the release of the FSMA final rule and you can rest assured our staff is preparing to make the implementation process as smooth as possible," said Henry Turlington, Ph.D., AFIA director of quality and manufacturing regulatory affairs. "This training will help plant managers, quality associates and feed industry personnel gain a better understanding of the animal food rule."

To view a complete show schedule or to register online, visit www.ippexpo.org. On-site registration will also be available.

IPPE is expected to attract more than 28,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three trade shows—International Feed Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Meat Expo—representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the North American Meat Institute. More information about IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, is available at www.ippexpo.org.

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