safe animal feed education program1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 • 916-900-5022 • Fax: 916-900-5349 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safe Animal Feed Education (SAFE) program of California uses outreach, education, and a comprehensive Voluntary Quality Assurance program to lead the nation in ensuring a safe and wholesome supply of commercial feed. SAFE uses an approach that fosters voluntary compliance with the state laws and regulations to ensure the safe manufacture and use of commercial feed in a changing livestock feed market. This unique collaboration between SAFE and the feed industry benefits both the agricultural community and the consumer.
How does SAFE work?
California’s poultry, livestock and dairy industries utilize vast amounts of diverse commodities and feed additives. Animal feed must be of high quality to ensure adequate health and a wholesome supply of meat, milk and eggs. The amount of animal feed commodities used in California has increased substantially over the past decade, making California the largest manufacturer of animal feed in the U.S. In addition, the number of livestock production operations and dairies that mix their own feed on-farm has risen significantly. The SAFE program provides outreach and education materials to promote good manufacturing practice for on-farm feed mixing.
Outreach and Education:
On-farm education and organized workshops provide information on the proper use of medicated feeds, bio-security, proper handling and use of concentrated feed supplements, and compliance with a federal rule designed to protect against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) known as "Mad Cow Disease".
A Voluntary Feed Quality Assurance Program:
Field staff conducts comprehensive voluntary feed quality assurance audits in feed manufacturing facilities throughout California. The review of operations includes evaluation of manufacturing practices, quality assurance protocols, process controls, ingredient storage, record keeping, product labeling, and compliance with all laws and regulations. These inspections are designed to assist firms in evaluating their current standard operating procedures and to help implement quality assurance steps to ensure compliance with the California Feed Law and Regulations.
How is SAFE funded?
The Commercial Feed program is completely industry funded. Funds come from license fees and a tax paid on each ton of feed sold to livestock producers in the state.
What FDA Regulations Do I Have to Comply with as a Feed Manufacturer?
FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training
Food Safety Modernization Act
- Draft Guidance for Industry #235- Current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements for Food for Animals
- Draft Guidance for Industry #239- Human Food By-Products for Use as Animal Food
- Draft Guidance for Industry for Classification of Activities as Harvesting, Packing, Holding or Manufacturing/Processing for Farms and Facilities
- Seminar Matarials
- FSMA Informational Seminar Binder Cover
- FSMA Informational Seminar Agenda
- FSMA Seminar Table of Contents
- NGFA 210 Active Member Benefit Form
- FSPCA Flyer
- FDA FSMA Fact Sheet
- FSMA Overview
- CGMPs and Preventive Controls Overview
- CGMPs Details
- Preventive Controls Details
- Supply Chain Program Details
- Review of Records
- FSPCA Other Information Resources
- FSMA Presentation - Holland
- SAFE FSMA Readiness & Self-Assessment Checklists
- CDFA Program Update
- California GMP Inspection Checklist
- California Hazard Analysis and Preventative Control Inspection Checklist
- California Supply-Chain Program Inspection Checklist
- Additional FDA Information
Food Facility Registration
SAFE FSMA Readiness and Self-Assessment Checklists
What should be in your Food Safety Plan?
Supplier Verfication Templates
Sample Hazard Analysis Templates & Hazards Associated with Feed Production
Resources & Training Materials
FDA Guidance for Industry
SAFE FSMA Informational Seminar March 2016
FDA Veterinary Feeding Directives
- FDA OTC Drugs to RX and VFD List
- FDA VFD Requirements For Producers
- FDA VFD Requirements For Distributors Who Manufacture VFD Feed
- FDA VFD Requirements For Distributors Who Do Not Manufacture VFD Feed
- VFD Overview Video
- Veterinary Feed Directive for Veterinarians video
- Veterinary Feed Directive for Feed Distributors video
- Guidance for Industry #233- Veterinary Feed Directive Common Format Questions and Answers
- Guidance for Industry #120- Small Entity Compliance Guide Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers
- New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feed; Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications
- Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Approval of New Animal Drug Applications
- FDA VFD Letter to Animal Food Facilities Retailers
- List Veterinary Feed Directive Distributor Notifications
- VFD Presentation for Distributors who do not Manufacture VFD Feed
- VFD Presentation for Livestock Producers
- VFD Presentation for Distributors who Manufacture VFD Feed
- VFD Presentation for Veterinarians
- VFD Document Trail
VFD PowerPoint Presentations
Industry Outreach and Educational Material
Almond Hullers Education Seminar
Sampling and Studies
Nothing scheduled at this time.
Quality Assurance and Program Checklists