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CDFA ANNOUNCES VACANCIES ON FEED INSPECTION ADVISORY BOARD TECHNICAL ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE

Español SACRAMENTO, March 11, 2024 – CDFA is announcing three vacancies on the Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee.   This subcommittee provides technical and scientific advice to the Feed Inspection Advisory Board and CDFA on animal food nutrition, safety and efficacy data review of new and unapproved feed ingredients, research project oversight and other issues that will affect …


Safe Animal Feed Education 2024 Survey for Feed Industry Responses

The Safe Animal Feed Education (SAFE) Program conducted a survey through SAFE and FEED listserv subscribers, all licensees via the ExtraView Database listserv as well as via the Run of the Mill Blog to assist the program with identifying areas to focus its outreach and educational resources in 2024. This survey was successful in reaching various sectors of the feed …


Updated Veterinary Feed Directive training available online

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces updated Livestock Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) online training. The training has been organized by major species (swine, bovine and poultry) and is intended to provide ongoing educational resources to California feed distributors and other industry stakeholders to better understand the history, regulations and verification process of a complete and accurate VFD …


Commercial Feed Regulatory Program Releases 2023 Sample Report

The Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) has finalized its 2023 sample data and released the 2023 Sample Report. View total sample numbers, sample types, violation rate, and violation type in the full report: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/pdfs/2023_sample_report.pdf


AAFCO Midyear Meeting 2024 Recap

The 2024 Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Midyear meeting was held January 23-25, 2024, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with 462 attendees representing seven countries and 44 states. California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program’s Samantha Moran-Defty and KC Gutenberger attended. Moran-Defty was the California voting representative during the General Business Meeting and sits on the …


Looking Ahead: What to Expect from CFRP and SAFE in 2024

Shifting Inspection Focus Following 2023 amendments to the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to incorporate provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) from the Code of Federal Regulations, the Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) will be shifting away from “Routine Inspections” and begin conducting “California Feed Safety Inspections” in 2024. The new inspection format will evaluate the firm’s development …


CDFA ANNOUNCES VACANCIES ON FEED INSPECTION ADVISORY BOARD

Español SACRAMENTO, February 1, 2024 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces three vacancies on the Feed Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB). This board makes regulatory and enforcement recommendations to CDFA to help ensure that commercial feed inspections contribute to a clean and wholesome supply of milk, meat and eggs. The FIAB vacancies are for three commercial feed …


Subscribe to Receive New Email Version of Quarterly Feed Update Newsletter – Previous Newsletter Archive Found Here

Beginning in 2024, the Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) Quarterly Feed Update Newsletter will be modernized from a pdf file to an email newsletter sent to subscribers. The new Quarterly Feed Update will contain links to all blog posts, articles and updates from the previous quarter published individually to the CFRP Run of the Mill Blog. To receive email updates, …


Looking Back: CFRP 2023 Accomplishments

In 2023, the California Department of Agriculture’s (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) continued work to ensure feed safety, food safety, and quality of commercial feed in California. Inspectors and staff met goals and embraced changes throughout the last year. Inspection and Sampling Meeting program and contract goals, CFRP obtained 747 total samples with an overall violation rate of 21% …


Notice to Industry: Novel and Not Currently Approved Feed and Livestock Drugs

The Commercial Feed Regulatory Program and Livestock Drugs Program have released a Notice to Industry. Please view on the Industry Notices Webpage, or directly at the following link: Novel and Not Currently Approved Feed and Livestock Drugs Notice to Industry