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Leadership

L4-4000

Emerging Issues

I1

Expert
(Technical Specialist)

L3-3000

Report of Completion

Animal Food & Ingredients

AE1

Animal Food Safety Plans & Preventive Controls

AE2

Animal Nutrition

AE3

Complex Feed Labeling

AE4

Compliance & Enforcement Actions

AE5

Investigation Management

AE6

Laboratory Services

AE7

Safety Issues

AE8

Advanced

L2-2000

Report of Completion

Animal Food & Ingredients

AA1

Animal Food Safety Plans & Preventive Controls

AA2

Animal Nutrition

AA3

Aseptic Sampling

AA4

Complaints

AA5

Compliance & Enforcement Actions

AA6

Labeling

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AA7

Medicated Feed Mill Inspections

AA8

Safety Issues

AA9

Basic
(Entry)

L1-1200

Report of Completion

Animal Food & Ingredients

AB1

Animal Food Safety Plans & Preventive Controls

AB2

Animal Nutrition

AB3

Animal Species & Classes

AB4

BSE Inspections

AB5

Current Good Manufacturing Practices [cGMPs]

AB6

Feed Mill Overview

AB7

Labeling

AB8

Laws & Regulations

AB9

Medicated Feed

AB10

Sampling

AB11

DELKnowledge of how a feed control official's specific regulatory agency functions in regulating the feed industry, which includes agency-specific computer skills and programs.Apply agency policies and procedures to your position.
AB3Basic knowledge of animal nutrition.Discuss the role of nutrition in animal food.
AB4The different species, classes, and life stages of livestock, poultry, and pets.Recognize species and classes according to production cycles and/or life stages.
DELAn overview of preventive measures designed to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious disease. Employ biosecurity practices to prevent the transmission of disease in animals and humans.
AB7An overview of the operations and equipment of feed manufacturing facilities.Describe the operations and equipment of feed manufacturing facilities.
AB1Products used in the production of animal feed.Discuss ingredients used in the production of animal food.
AB6Sanitary and processing requirements (methods, equipment, facilities, and controls) for producing safe feed. Discuss the role of Good Manufacturing Practices GMPs in animal food manufacturing.
DELCompleting basic inspections of feed manufacturers and retail facilities.Demonstrate the ability to prepare, conduct, and close an inspection of a feed manufacturing/distribution firm.
AB8Required components of product labeling for animal feeds.Review required components of product labeling for commercial animal food.
AB9Laws and regulations (state and federal) as they relate to inspection, sampling, labeling, and agency jurisdiction.Apply laws and regulations while performing regulatory activities.
AB10Feed that contains medication.Discuss medicated feed.
AB2Regulatory requirements to mitigate hazards in feed. Perform routine inspections.
DELPublished information related to feed regulatory activities.Select appropriate reference materials while conducting regulatory activities.
AB11Procedures to collect feed samples.Employ agency-approved sampling procedures.
AB12Keeping current with industry trends, new manufacturing technology, changes in laws/regulations, and other relevant issues.Review evolving issues related to feed protection.
AA3Advanced knowledge of animal nutrition, including complex rations, micro-ingredients, and uncommon feed ingredients.Explain the role of animal nutrition in regulating feed.
AA5Feed related issues reported by consumers and/or industry. Employ the agency’s procedure for handling complaints.
AA6Activities to achieve compliance with relevant laws and regulations.Explain enforcement actions in response to non-compliance.
AA1Products used in the production of animal feed, including complete feed, supplements, minerals, medication, and by-products.
AA9Hazards associated with production and distribution of feed. Describe common feed safety hazards and practices to minimize risk.
AA8Inspections at FDA-licensed medicated feed manufacturing facilities.Complete inspections of FDA-licensed medicated feed facilities.
AA2Conducting an audit of a facility's feed safety plan. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, teach, and provide technical assistance to ensure safe feed manufacturing.
AA4Procedures to collect non-routine feed samples.Discuss the site selection, methodology, and justification for the collection of non-routine samples.
AE3Animal nutrition expertise to support agency personnel and industry. Act as an agency subject matter expert (SME) in the area of animal nutrition.
AE4Expertise in all labeling issues to support agency personnel and industry.Act as the agency subject matter expert (SME) in the area of feed labeling.
AE5Developing strategies to achieve compliance with relevant laws and regulations.Act as an agency subject matter expert (SME).
AE1Feed ingredient expertise to support agency personnel and industry.
AE8Expertise applied in response to complex feed safety issues. Act as an agency subject matter expert (SME).
AE6Managing a multi-agency response during a large-scale feed incident.Act as an incident manager in the event of a large-scale investigation.
AE7Managing the coordination between laboratory services and feed regulatory programs.Facilitate the coordination between laboratory services and feed regulatory programs.
AE2Providing expertise to agency personnel and industry related to feed safety plans.Act as the agency subject matter expert (SME) in the area of preventive controls.
AB5Discuss considerations related to BSE inspections.Explain how to conduct Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) inspection.
DELBasic knowledge of pet food.
AA7TBD
cuheadLeadershipFood protection professionals who are experienced supervisors or upper-level administrators, & have a proven track record of excellence in all aspects of food protection. These professionals must be able to accurately design, improve, & prioritize food program functions & roles, & effectively communicate the role & value of food protection program activities to all levels within the organization as well as to external stakeholders. These professionals are often involved in strategic planning & policy making for their department or agency & serve as mentors & role models for inspectors in their agencies.
cuheadExpertAnimal Food control officials with significant experience, a high level of knowledge, & skill in animal food control activities. Duties include the application of regulatory tools, & providing advanced or specialized support to agency personnel & collaborative agencies.
cuheadAdvancedAnimal Food control officials with experience to independently perform regulatory activities, including investigations & inspections.
cuheadBasicAnimal Food regulatory control officials who are newly hired & have limited regulatory experience. Typically, these individuals develop their inspection knowledge & communications skills through training courses & on-the-job-training activities, often working with more experienced officials.
ExpertROCCumulative training bundled to address competencies, knowledge, abilities, & skills for the professional level & track.
AdvancedROCCumulative training bundled to address competencies, knowledge, abilities, & skills for the professional level & track.
BasicROCCumulative training bundled to address competencies, knowledge, abilities, & skills for the professional level & track.
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