Join our live webinar for an overview of the requirements for Animal Feed/Pet Food companies with the advent of the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This Webinar will be presented by SGS and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).


February 8, 2017


January 1, 0001


The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) is to introduce you to the FSMA requirements that are applicable to this industry, how to address them towards compliance, and what industry support and solutions are available to help companies comply with the regulation.


  • FSMA requirements applicable to Animal Feed/Pet Food companies
  • FSMA compliance, industry standards and certification schemes – reach compliance and achieve client requirements together
  • Challenges and best practices
  • How to get there


The US FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) shifts the focus from a reactive approach to a preventative approach to foodborne illness outbreaks, and is based on seven foundational rules for compliance. One of these rules is specific to animal food safety, and is called Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF).
The rule applies to US and foreign entities supplying animal food to the US market. As such, animal food facilities covered by the rule are required to ensure compliance by specific deadlines. FSMA compliance is required of all entities, including those holding other certifications. One of the main steps in planning compliance to FSMA is to understand the gaps and address them effectively. In order to facilitate the process on entities with current certification, it is therefore important that those facilities develop the most feasible compliance strategies, using their current system as a starting point. 


Hank Karayan - SGS Global FSMA Program Director
Hank Karayan is Director of the Global FSMA Program at SGS. He joined SGS in 2011 as International Solutions Manager. Hank started his career as a quality and food safety consultant and trainer. Prior to joining SGS, Hank held various managerial positions in international consulting, training, innovation and compliance. He’s also SGS Food ambassador with global expertise and has led many regional and global initiatives, including food safety and compliance programs. With a Bachelor of Science in Biology and an MBA, Hank brings together a wealth of international and local experience both technical and managerial.
Gary Huddleston - AFIA Manager Feed Manufacturing, Safety & Environmental Affairs
Gary Huddleston is the American Feed Industry Association’s manager of feed manufacturing safety and environmental affairs. He joined the association in May 2015 and has more than 30 years of service in manufacturing. Huddleston manages AFIA’s efforts surrounding regulatory issues involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation. He also works to develop and coordinate AFIA’s education and training programs. Prior to joining AFIA, Huddleston was employed at Southern States Cooperative, Inc., since 1984, where he performed numerous roles—from sales to manufacturing—and since 1998 has worked as the plant manager of the Southern States Park City, Ky., location.

Huddleston earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and economics from Tennessee Technological University.

Target Audience

The webinar is aimed at animal feed and pet food manufacturers covered by the US FSMA Animal Food rule and looking to get a good understanding or an update on the rule; as well as feed/pet food professionals and others who wish to be educated on the topic
2:00 pm New York (Eastern Standard Time, GMT-05:00)
1:00 pm Chicago (Central Standard Time, GMT-06:00)
12:00 pm Denver (Mountain Standard Time, GMT-07:00)
11:00 am San Francisco (Pacific Standard Time, GMT-08:00)
For further information please contact:

Jennifer Buckley
Global Marketing Manager
t: +1 973 461 1498