Training for Pet Food Manufacturers

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011 and aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from response to prevention through manufacturing practices, preventive controls, and education and outreach. FSMA requires all manufacturers have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). KDA received Federal State Marketing Improvement Program grant funds to develop online FSMA training modules for Kansas pet food industry licensees. These modules were developed to assist small pet food manufacturers prepare for the PCQI training course. KDA will host a PCQI for Pet Food Industry training course November 7-9, 2018, at the Kansas Department of Agriculture office in Manhattan.

Small and medium sized pet food manufacturers have the opportunity to complete the online modules for free. The online FSMA training modules can be found here. Upon completion of the modules, the pet food manufacturers can attend the PCQI training session on November 7-9, 2018 at a greatly reduced cost of $100. To attend the training session in November, participants must complete the online training modules by October 15 and provide a certificate of completion. This educational opportunity supports the agency’s mission of helping to ensure a safe food supply, protecting natural resources, promoting public health and safety, protecting animal health, and providing consumer protection to the best of our ability.

For questions about the online FSMA training modules and PCQI training course, contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture at 785-564-6700 or