What is FSMA? What GFSI?

If your business processes or holds animal or human food ingredients, including feed for livestock, it is now subject to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and can randomly be audited by FDA. Most food companies are now requiring manufacturers and ingredient processors to be compliant with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). These require trained workers and written food safety plans.

Dakota Global offers training to help you meet these requirements!

We Provide Accredited Training for Preventive Controlls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Food and Basics of HACCP.

Dakota Global also provides consulting and auditing services for food and feed businesses to ensure FDA compliance and to meet most third-party food safety certifications, including GFSI.

Expertise for Every Facet of
Food Safety and Livestock Production

The world of food moves faster, and is farther reaching, every day.  A soybean grown in North Dakota today could be tofu in China in two weeks.  A steer processed in Aberdeen, South Dakota is soon filet mignon in New York City. New regulatory standards like the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and ever-changing customer expectations including the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), make your margin for error small. But with the right expertise at your table, standards and expectations can be surpassed.

Dakota Global's consultants are experts in farm-to-fork production. We help our clients with several aspects of the food production chain. From feed production and animal handling, to food safety programs, audit preparation, training like HACCP and Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI), and staff education

Dakota Global has the resources and knowledge to solve problems and help you take advantage of every possibility. The results are money saved, money earned, and fewer headaches along the way.  From pasture to plate and field to fork we have you covered! Whether it’s the kitchen or the boardroom, let’s gather ’round your table.



Key regulations and standards in the United States and around the world are requiring more accountability and documentation up and down the food production chain. Dakota Global will ensure your operation's food safety programs are strong and audit ready.

  • HACCP/Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food
    • Training and Consulting
  • Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
  • Audit Preperation
    • Pre-audit and HACCP certification


Dakota Global’s team aren’t just consultants; we’re also livestock producers. We know what it takes to minimize inputs while simultaneously maximizing profit potential. We’ll customize bankable solutions for you.

  • Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
  • Operation Planning
  • Regulatory Compliance
    • Process Verification (welfare, grass-fed, organic)
  • Feed Manufacturing and Formulation

Dakota Global Team

Travis Maddock, Ph.D.
Food Safety & Livestock Systems

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Vern Anderson, Ph.D.
Livestock Systems & Agribusiness

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