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Biodiesel Food Safety Program




The Iowa Biodiesel Board has developed a Food Safety Program for biodiesel producers, designed to assist producers who want to sell glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, for use as an animal food ingredient. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) administers new requirements for food-grade ingredients like glycerin under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

What does the Food Safety Program provide?

Developed by a committee of biodiesel producers, ingredient marketers and food safety experts, the IBB Food Safety Program consists of information, materials and the opportunity for consulting from Degart Global. This program simplifies compliance and reduces cost for biodiesel plants.

Designed to complement an existing BQ-9000 or other Quality Management System (QMS) program, the IBB Food Safety Program also includes Quality Management Procedure templates and examples throughout to guide those users who do not have a QMS.   

Upon the acceptance of certain terms and conditions, the purchaser will receive a package that includes step-by-step guidance, templates, forms, Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and other documented information for hazard analysis and preventive control measures.

Food Safety Program: Steps to Certification

  • Food Safety Guidance – Provides overall instructions
  • Step 1 – Assemble Food Safety Team
  • Step 2 – Describe Product and use
  • Step 3 – Describe Ingredients and Process Aids
  • Step 4 - Construct Process Flow
  • Step 5 – Conduct Hazard Analysis
  • Step 6 – Establish Records and Documentation

The package also includes additional information provided for the Prerequisite Program (PRP) in examples of templates and Standard Operations Procedures.

Food Safety Program: Information for Prerequisite Program

  • Food Safety Corrective Action
  • Food Safety Hazardous Material Handling
  • Food Safety Housekeeping and Pest Control
  • Food Safety Personnel Hygiene
  • Food Safety Premise Facility Equipment
  • Food Safety Receiving Storage and Transport
  • Food Safety Supplier Control
  • Food Safety Trace and Recall
  • Food Safety Training
  • Food Safety Procedure Documentation

What does the program cost?

In order to receive the thumb drive to the IBB program and the discounted fee schedule for the desk and field audits, the following criteria must be first met:

Iowa Biodiesel Board Member Plants

  • One-time upfront fee - $3,000
  • Sign Liability Waiver
  • Maintain membership

Non-Member Plants

  • One-time upfront fee - $6,000
  • Sign Liability Waiver

The initial cost of the Food Safety Program includes all the above information plus a follow up conference call to review the guidance and steps.  At additional cost, a one-day off-site desk review of your documents or a two-day on-site implementation assistance is available.

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For questions and pricing please contact:

Grant Kimberley
Executive Director / Iowa Biodiesel Board
Director of Market Development / Iowa Soybean Association
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA  50023
Office: 515-251-8640

Mary Whitcomb
Account Manager
Iowa Biodiesel Board
Office:  515-334-1027





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