Iowa State Offers Course on Preventive Controls for Animal Feed

Training to be held on Iowa State University campus Jan. 15-17, 2019

December 20, 2018, 10:24 am | Charles Hurburgh

Dewald/stock.adobe hands holding animal feed pellets.AMES, Iowa – A training course to become a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance designated Preventive Controls Qualified Individual will be held in Ames, Iowa, Jan. 15-17. The two and a half day training will be held in the Scheman Building on the Iowa State campus.

This course is the standardized training required by FSPCA for facilities that are processing any type of animal food (complete feed or ingredients). It is sponsored by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative.

The Food Safety Modernization Act requires processing facilities to comply with the new current good manufacturing practices and to implement a written animal food safety plan developed and overseen by a preventive controls qualified individual.

Individuals who operate an animal food facility are encouraged to attend the Preventive Controls for Animal Food course to obtain their designated PCQI training certification. Certifications will be given by the FSPCA to attendees who complete all sessions of the course.

The course is being taught by Charles Hurburgh, professor and extension grain quality and handling specialist with Iowa State University; Erin Bowers, associate scientist in agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State; Connie Hardy, program specialist in Value Added Agriculture with ISU Extension and Outreach; and Kim Anderson, program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Pre-registration is required to attend this course. Registrations must be completed online prior to midnight, Jan. 8. For more information, contact Hurburgh at 515-294-8629 or or visit

The mission of the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative is to create knowledge and provide information that will improve the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assist emerging markets for user-specific grains. For more information, visit

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