To help the feed industry implement hazard analysis and preventive controls, Texas A&M University offers HACCP training via distance and in face-to-face workshops. The training incorporates science, standards, and compliance strategies to assist HACCP teams develop a plan to comply with US feed safety regulations.

Past program participants include individuals from 21 countries, FDA’s Animal Feed Safety System team, feed control officials from 9 states, university faculty and graduate students, and industry personnel from companies that manufacture the majority of the US commercial feed supply. The course material was used during the development of the Association of American Feed Control Official (AAFCO) Verification Program for a Voluntary HACCP Plan, hazard guide and auditing checklist for the AFIA Safe Feed Safe Food Program, the Facility Certification Institute’s Feed HACCP Certification program, and FAO’s Animal Production and Health manual 9 titled Good Practices for the Feed Industry.

The development of the training material was funded, in part, by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Initiative in 2002 and involved a team of faculty from Kansas State University, the University of Nebraska and Texas A&M University. All three university partners continue to extend this HACCP training to feed and pet food manufacturers. To ensure that the program addresses the latest scientific developments and regulatory requirements, this website and training material are continuously updated with support by FDA's cooperative agreement program.

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Why Implement HACCP at Your Firm?

  • Meet FSMA Hazard Analysis and preventive control requirements
  • Improve food/feed safety to meet or exceed industry standards
  • Prevent hazards from occurring in food & feed products
  • Use a proactive approach to protect consumers & business