Food Safety Quality Assurance Certification

 FSQA training

 

The quality assurance program is designed to help 4-H animal and livestock project members understand their part in the production chain and ultimately produce a quality and safe food product.

 

Additional information on the FSQA (Food Safety Quality Assurance Program) can be found on the Iowa 4-H FSQA website.

 

 

FSQA Certification Requirements:

 

All 4-H Animal Exhibitors except Horse and Dog MUST have FSQA Certification.

 

2014 Iowa State Fair & Clay County Fair

  • All 4-H beef exhibitors
  • All 4-H sheep exhibitors
  • All 4-H swine exhibitors
  • All 4-H dairy exhibitors (cattle & goat)
  • All 4-H meat goat exhibitors
  • All 4-H rabbit exhibitors
  • All 4-H poultry exhibitors

Certification options

  • Youth in grades 4th-6th on January 1 must attend a training  (training certification is good for one year)
  • Youth in grades 7th-9th on January 1 may:
  1. attend a training every year (training certification is good for one year)
  2. test out (test out certification is good grade 10th)
  • Youth in grades 10th - 12th  on January 1 may:
  1. attending a training every year (training certification is good for one year)
  2. test out (test out certification is good until age 20)

Adults 20 and older must obtain certification through adult PQA or BQA training programs.  Contact your veterinarian or commodity organization for more information. 

 

Training Sessions

 

Clay – April 27 – 4:00 PM – Royal

           June 9 – 6:00 PM – 4-H Auditorium @ the Fairgrounds

 

 

Additional FSQA Training dates from across the state are listed on the Iowa Pork Industry Center's FSQA web site.

 

Test Out Option

Clay County 4-H members may set up appointments to take the FSQA test at the Clay County Extension Office.  Simply call 262-2264 or email ajepsen@iastate.edu to set up an appointment. 

 

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