2014 Animal Foods Subcommittee Meeting Summaries

July 26, 2014 (Sacramento, CA)

Ongoing FSPCA activities were discussed, including the results of the initial human food training curriculum trial run. The deliverables and associated timelines for the Animal Food Subcommittee were also discussed. The training curriculum editorial committee will begin meeting separately to work on the animal food training curriculum. A hazard guidance editorial committee was formed to begin work on the technical information related to hazards in animal food. The Subcommittee appointed a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson who will serve for a two (2) year period. David Fairfield, NGFA, was selected as Chairperson and Pat Tovey, PFI, was selected as Vice-Chairperson. Sonya Lambkin, FDA/CVM, will serve as a project manager for the Subcommittee.

January 9, 2014 (New Orleans, LA)

A brief overview of the FSPCA’s human food activities were given, and new Animal Food Subcommittee members were introduced. The Subcommittee discussed the training materials that will be developed for animal food, specifically that the committee will soon receive the human food training materials and will alter them to be applicable for animal food. The training materials for animal food will also include examples of animal food safety models. The Subcommittee decided to form a training curriculum editorial group, which will be the main developers and editors of the animal food training curriculum and associated materials. In addition to the training curriculum, the Subcommittee is tasked with providing technical information to FDA for the development of an animal food hazard guidance.