LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), in partnership with the Nebraska and National Grain and Feed Associations, will be hosting a one-day seminar to discuss new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations which will affect the grain and feed industry this year.
The informational seminar, which will focus on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), is being held at the Kearney Holiday Inn on Wednesday, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“There has been a lot of dialogue in the grain and feed industry about how the FSMA and VFD regulations will impact businesses and daily operations,” NDA Director Greg Ibach said. “By conducting this seminar, in conjunction with our partners, we are able to provide a forum to discuss these regulations in more detail and answer questions regarding compliance requirements.”
The FSMA regulations will apply to domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or store animal feed as well as pet food. For more information on FSMA visit http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/default.htm.
The VFD regulation will impact feed manufacturers and distributors of certain antibiotics. More information on the VFD requirements can be found at http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/animal/feed/index.html.
The seminar costs $50. To register contact Nebraska Grain and Feed Association at (402) 476-6174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.