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RFA Trains 200th Ethanol Industry Employee on FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Requirements

March 23, 2017



WASHINGTON — This month the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) hit a major milestone with its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training program on Preventive Controls for Animal Food. During the latest course, offered in early March in St. Louis, the RFA trained its 200th employee from the ethanol industry.   The RFA-facilitated FSMA training courses are based on the standardized curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA. The courses have been led by RFA Director of Regulatory Affairs, Kelly Davis, and Matt Frederking of Ralco Nutrition. Participants who have successfully completed the courses were designated as Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQIs).   RFA initiated its series of FSMA training in 2016 to prepare the entire ethanol industry for the initial major compliance dates for the preventive controls rules under FSMA that began on Sept. 19, 2016. On that date larger animal food facilities were required to meet baseline Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements (CGMPs) for producing safe animal food.   Over the series, RFA has conducted five 20-hour courses across the Corn Belt to demystify the regulatory requirements, training a total of 200 ethanol industry employees. The PCQIs trained by RFA have come from 74 companies across 21 U.S. states and Canada.  Companies participating in the RFA training have included:
Absolute Energy, LLC ACE Ethanol LLC Adkins Energy LLC Aemetis, Inc. Al-Corn Clean Fuel The Andersons Inc. Badger State Ethanol, LLC Buckman North America Bushmills Ethanol Inc. Carbon Green BioEnergy LLC Cardinal Ethanol, LLC Central Indiana Ethanol, LLC (CIE) Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc. Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. Christianson PLLP CHS Inc. Commonwealth Agri-Energy, LLC Corn Plus Cooperative & LLLP Dakota Ethanol, LLC DENCO II, LLC E Energy Adams, LLC East Kansas Agri-Energy, LLC ERI Solutions, Inc. Fluid-Quip Process Technologies Fox River Valley Ethanol LLC Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC Golden Grain Energy, LLC Golden Triangle Energy LLC Grain Processing Corporation Granite Falls Energy, LLC Green Plains, Inc. Guardian Energy, LLC Guardian Lima, LLC Hankinson Renewable Energy Heartland Corn Products Highwater Ethanol, LLC Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC
Hydro-Klean LLC IGPC Ethanol Inc. Iowa State University Iroquois Bio-Energy Company, LLC KAAPA Ethanol Holdings, LLC Lincolnland AgriEnergy, LLC Lincolnway Energy, LLC Little Sioux Corn Processors, LP Marquis Energy Merjent Inc. Mid-Missouri Energy, LLC Novozymes NuGen Energy, LLC One Earth Energy, LLC Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Parallel Products Pellet Technology USA, LLC PhibroEPG Pinal Energy Pine Lake Corn Processors LLC Plymouth Energy LLC Quad County Corn Processors Red Trail Energy, LLC Redfield Energy, LLC Renewable Products Marketing Gp., LLC Show Me Ethanol, LLC Siouxland Energy Cooperative Siouxland Ethanol, LLC Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Plant Three Rivers Energy Trenton Agri Products, LLC United Wisconsin Grain Producers, LLC Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC Western New York Energy, LLC Western Plains Energy, LLC White Energy