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Quality Assurance and Safety Module

Charles Stark , Cassie Jones

The module will identify the individual responsible for quality assurance and feed safety in feed manufacturing, recognize the difference between hazard identification and hazard analysis, and identify the steps involved in a feed recall. This grain module is brought to you by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, and was produced by the Crop Advisor Institute.

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Learning objective: Recognize the difference between hazard identification and hazard analysis. Identify the steps involved in a feed recall.

Introduction: The goal of feed quality assurance and feed safety programs is to provide a feed that is wholesome and nutritionally adequate. The feed mill manager and a team of specialists work to complete the desired level of feed and quality safety. Recent implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act has required mills and other processors to have formal hazard analysis protocols.

Hazard identification: Hazard identification is the process of identifying a potential contaminant in food and classifying it as a physical, chemical, or biological hazard. It is a qualitative step that involves listing potential hazards within the mill and how those hazards entered the facility.

Hazard analysis: A hazard analysis evaluates hazards through collecting quantitative historical information. The analysis will show which hazards are significant and must be addressed in the feed safety plan. Hazards are assessed on severity, occurrence, history, and the likelihood of future occurrences.

Feed recalls: Even with proper hazard identification and analysis, programs can still fail. Recall steps are important to ensure feed quality and safety. Reasons for the recall must be clearly stated along with the discovery method.

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Publication Date: 09/2016




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