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Regional Feed Industry Seminar

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in conjunction with the Agribusiness

Council of Indiana and the American Feed Industry Association, is hosting a regional seminar Sept. 10 to help the feed industry prepare for new rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

The event is designed to help companies understand how one proposed rule — “Current food manufacturing practices and hazard analysis risk-based preventive controls for food for animals” — will impact their business.

Companies manufacturing animal feed, pet food and feed ingredients will benefit most from the training, which will focus on requirements for them to comply with the FSMA.

“We’re proud to partner with the American Feed Industry Association and the Agribusiness Council of Indiana,” said Chris Henney, OABA President and CEO. “This seminar will help our members gain a better understanding of the new rules and provide them resources to help comply with the FSMA law.”

A week before the seminar, attendees will receive discussion materials in electronic format to bring to the working meeting. Discussion materials will include samples of procedures, forms and reference information that can be used to develop a company compliance plan.

A discounted registration rate of $150 for AFIA, ACI or OABA members and $300 for non-members is open until Aug. 15. Registration fees will then increase to $200 for members and $400 for non-members through registration closing Sept. 3. A full agenda and registration is available at www.oaba.net/events.

The training will be held at the Holiday Inn at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne & Coliseum. Reserve a room at the special group rate of $108 by calling 260-482-3800 or visiting fortwayneholidayinn.com and using discount code “FSMA Training Group Room Block.”

For more information, contact OABA Education and Event Coordinator Margo Long at 614-326‐7520 or mlong@oaba.net; or ACI Association Manager Jayne McElwain at 317-454-8055 or jmcelwain@kwkmanagement.com.

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