A Few Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
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Websites Offering Additional Information
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)
Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)
Reportable Food Registry (RFR)
Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI)
How is the program viewed by state and federal regulators?
Is there an implementation manual to help me get started?
I hear the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program meets and exceeds FDA requirements. In what ways?
Is this program equivalent to a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system?
Does this program replace the Restricted Use Protein Program of the Facility Certification Institute/Validus?
My company is not a member of the American Feed Industry Association. Do we have to join AFIA to participate in the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program?
What is the difference between Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program or FSC 36 and FSC 34?
How long does it take to get a facility certified by the Safe Feed/Safe Food program?
Who are the individuals who conduct the on-site audits and certify the facility? What are their backgrounds?
How do I know when my facility achieves Safe Feed/Safe Food certification?
How often are the inspections done?
If the facility I manage gets mostly positive scores from the auditor during the inspection, will my facility receive certification?
How much does it cost to get one facility certified by the Safe Feed/Safe Food program?
Who do I make the check payable to?
The Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program implemented changes in the past. If new changes are required, how long will firms be given to adjust?
How do I renew my certificate?
How do I get copies of the Safe Feed/Safe Food seal/logo to use?
Is there a news release I can use to publicize the fact that my facility is certified?
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