To help petfood and animal feed industries prepare for and respond to the upcoming Food Safety Modernization Act, the American Feed Industry Association and Kansas State University are offering a new online course.
The course, AFIA 520 - Advanced Feed Safety and Quality Assurance Protocols, aims to provide training and understanding of the industry’s increasingly complex requirements for quality and safety. The course was developed by Kansas State’s Department of Grain Science and Industry and North Carolina State University’s Department of Poultry Science, along with industry experts.
The AFIA 520 course begins on May 20 and lasts for five weeks, with participants working at their own pace and engaging in online discussion. The cost is US$499 for AFIA members and US$685 for non-members. The class is limited to 50 participants.
For more information, contact AFIA’s Keith Epperson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kansas State’s Brandi Miller, distance education coordinator for the Department of Grain Science, at email@example.com.
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