Managing Pet Food Safety Issues

(Webinar length:  1hr  13min)


This webinar on food safety issues with pet food will address the practical issues involved in designing and implementing effective plans to minimize the risks associated with the manufacture of pet food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule entitled “Preventive Controls for Animal Food” as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, and this rule, in its’ final form, will directly impact pet food manufacturers. Topics covered in this webinar will include recent food safety issues with pet food, fundamental aspects of controlling food safety issues during production, and how the proposed FSMA rule on preventative controls may impact pet food manufacturers. A primary focus will be on interpretation of results, based on the limitations of experimental design and methods.

This session is designed for pet food manufacturers who are implementing food safety programs. The session will aid not only those directly involved in quality assurance, but also those who are required to make informed decisions based on the results of these programs. The session will cover the justification for implementation of food safety programs, as well as practical ideas for designing or improving these programs. It will also discuss the limitations of these programs, so that the results can be properly interpreted. The goal of this session is to aid pet food manufacturers in the design, implementation and maintenance of food safety control programs, as well as facilitating the understanding of the results.

Areas Covered:

  • Current and previous recall history of pet foods
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices – FSMA Preventative Controls proposed rule
  • FDA Proposed Rules for product testing, environmental monitoring and supplier controls
  • Using the Results of Monitoring Programs
  • Program Maintenance

Who Will Benefit:

  • Pet food processors and manufacturers
  • Quality assurance personnel
  • Directors/VPs of operations and quality in food companies

Presenter—Dr. James S. Dickson

Dr. Dickson is currently a Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University and the Professor in Charge of the Iowa State Component of the Food Safety Consortium. Dr. Dickson’s research focuses on the control of bacteria of public health significance in foods of animal origin. Prior to his appointment at Iowa State University in 1993, he was employed by USDA-ARS as a Research Food Technologist and lead scientist of the Meat Safety Assurance Program, located at the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE. Dr. Dickson was employed in the food industry for three years before joining USDA-ARS.
He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology, and is a Past President of the International Association for Food Protection. He is also active in the American Society for Microbiology and the Institute of Food Technologists.

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