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December 6th, 2016

Preventive Controls Training (PCQI) for Human Foods CFR 21 Part 117

Preventive Controls Training for Human Foods will earn you your certificate to be a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) as required by the FDA. It is a 20-hour offered through our Foundation in addition to the Port of Los Angeles and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Attendees of the class will earn a certification to become the Qualified Individual for the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulation on Preventive Controls for Human Foods.The Preventive Controls training for PCQI will be held at NOAA in collaboration from the Port of LA

WHEN Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 7:30 AM – Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE: NOAA, 501 W Ocean Blvd, Room 3470, Long Beach, CA 90802- View Map

Earn a Certificate of Training from Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance

Tickets

Class Schedule

Price includes the Preventive Controls handbook, certificate from FDA, lunch and snacks.

Attendees must be present for all 20-hours of class.

  • Wednesday February 22, 2017: 7:30am-5pm
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017:  7:30am-5pm
  • Friday, February 24, 2017:  7:30am-1pm

Materials covered in FSMA Preventive Controls

  • Food Safety Plan & Hazard Analysis Part 1
  • Hazard Analysis Part 2 & Process Controls
  • Allergen Controls & Sanitation Controls
  • Verification and Validation & Record Keeping Procedures
  • Supply Chain Controls & Recall Plan & FDA Regulation CFR 21 Part 117

Take advantage of this low price & finish training early. Avoid getting into compliance too late. 

Why you should attend?

Food & beverage facilities covered under FSMA must establish and implement a food safety system that includes analysis of Hazards and risk-based preventative controls.  The rule sets the requirements for a written Food Safety Plan that includes the body of knowledge of this class set by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance. This training allows you to be recognized as the Qualified Individual, qualified to write the Food Safety Plan and be a reviewer for the all documentation needed by FDA.

The CFR 21 Part 117 regulation will apply for the large businesses (with 500 employees or more) starting September 19, 2016. The rest will need the Food Safety plan starting September 19, 2017, while very small business with less than one million in sales that need a plan by September 19, 2018. FDA or the CA Department of Public Health Food and Drug Branch will be inspecting your firm for your Food Safety Plan and records after these dates.

Documentation for food & beverage facilities

In the past only Seafood HACCP, Fresh Juice HACCP and Meat and Poultry Firms needed any regulatory documentation for compliance with FDA or USDA.  As a result of the FSMA regulations, there are a greater number of companies that qualify. All food products are required to have a Hazard Analysis. Through the results of the Hazard Analysis, if any preventive controls for food safety hazards (Biological, Chemical and Physical hazards) are needed, a Food Safety Plan will be required.

Who Should Attend?

  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Regulatory and Compliance Managers
  • Microbiologists
  • Food Consultants
  • Business Owners

What Do You Want To Do Next?

  1. Get help with FSMA
  2. Lear about Port of Los Angeles and their Trade Connect for Imports and Exports
  3. Learn about NOAA’s Seafood Certification Program for Imports and Exports
  4. Speak with someone about my staffing needs
  5. Use a PCQI consultant
  6. Get help with my HACCP plan
  7. Learn about full-time recruiting services
  8. Submit my resume

 

Trainer: Masaaki (Mas) Hori

Mas Hori, Preventive Controls Training Instructor

Mas Hori, worked for the California Department of Preventive Health Services, Food and Drug Branch, in the Southern California area for 26.5 years, as a Food and Drug Investigator, Senior Food and Drug Investigator, Supervising Food and Drug Investigator. He has experience in inspecting food products (including low acid food processing and HACCP systems), pharmaceutical products, medical device products, cosmetic products, and the bottled water industry. Prior to joining the California Food and Drug Branch, he worked for the Los Angeles County Health Department, as an Environmental Specialist, inspecting restaurants and markets in Los Angeles.

Since 1996, he has trained over 2000 individuals in HACCP (through the AFDO Seafood Alliance HACCP Training Course and FIBR (Food Industry Business Roundtable) HACCP and GMPs Courses), which is required by federal laws to be applied in wholesale seafood operations. He presently holds a certification for HACCP with ASQ, as a CHA (Certified HACCP Auditor), which standardizes the auditor for auditing HACCP systems for foods.

He is presently working for food and seafood firms in Southern California as their HACCP/ Sanitation/ GMP Consultant.

October 12th, 2016

Southern California Quality Conference 2016

Southern California Quality Conference 2016 Logo

MEIRxRS CEO Rosemarie Christopher will be a speaker and have a booth at the Southern California Quality Conference 2016 (View Rosemarie Christopher’s profile View Rosemarie Christopher's LinkedIn profile).

Lewie Casey, our Talent Manager for Quality and Regulatory Affairs will also be present (View Lewie Casey’s profile View Lewie Casey's LinkedIn profile).

Whether you are interested in finding talent to build your quality team, or interested in advancing your own career in Quality, feel free to link to Rosemarie or Lewie and Read the rest of this entry »

October 11th, 2016
ASQ booth was stationed by Connie Chan, Mary Thorsness and Sumita Som (author of this FDA 483 Trending Topics & Solutions Recap) at the 2016 joint networking event with PDA

FDA 483 Trending Topics & Solutions Recap

The FDA 483 Trending Topics & Solutions Recap was written by Sumita Som about the Joint Networking Event: ASQ, PDA and SoCalBio for ASQ’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic division, who helped sponsor the event.

See the presentations:

This was my first time attending the ASQ -FDC -PDA -SoCalBio joint networking event on 6 October 2016 in beautiful Irvine, California.  The event was introduced by Ruchika Raval (PDA), Brian Underhill (SoCalBio) and event moderator Michael Hamrell. This was followed by the speakers and panel members: Marlene Garcia Swider, Barbara Uger, and Susan Bain, sparked Read the rest of this entry »

September 23rd, 2016

ASQ CHA Certificate Review Workshop 2016

ASQ CHA Review Workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT) at USDC NOAA Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 501 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach CA

About the Workshop

The Bureau of Labor Statistics published its first Data on Certificates and Licenses. They note that those who hold a license or certification earn one-third more than those who do not. And holders are less likely to be unemployed.

If you are ready to take the next step in your quality career consider becoming a Certified HACCP Auditor (CHA) . Come and join us for a full day CHA/CQIA  Exam Review Workshop for only $99! Read the rest of this entry »

June 20th, 2016

CE Marking Roadshow Comes to SoCal

Akra and von Hahn will speak about CE MarkingCE marking approval in Europe is being influenced by new regulations. These medical device regulations are replacing the current CE requirements outlined in medical device directives that dictate how your product achieves a CE mark.

For more information visit TÜV SÜD Roadshow events


Irvine CA Event Details

 CE Marking Approval in Europe – Irvine 

Organizer:  TÜV SÜD MHS 

Date Time:  August 10, 2016 ,   8:15 AM

Duration (hours) 04

Location:

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa  3350 Avenue of Read the rest of this entry »

June 17th, 2016

Staffing Agency Fees

Staffing agency fees include base pay, taxes, benefits and overhead. Staffing Agency Fees are Based On Employee Pay and Benefits shown in chart

 

Using data from March 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average US employee earned earned $23.25 per hour. Employee benefits cost employers $10.70 per hour for a total of $33.94 per hour.

Staffing agencies usually quote their fees as a multiplier of the employee’s base pay.   The BLS data demonstrates that the first 1.46 of staffing agency fees covers wages, taxes and benefits ($33.94/$23.25 = 1.4597).

Agencies typically charge between 1.65 and 2.10 times the Read the rest of this entry »

June 8th, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Rx Research Services receives US Department of Labor Certificate of Registration of Apprenticeship Program

Mentor Mas Hori and his Food Safety Apprentice Karnia recognized by RX Research Labor Certificate

Mentor Mas Hori and his Food Safety Apprentice Karnia

(May 30, 2016 Los Angeles, CA) STEM apprentices to get on the job training and employment as Microbiology Quality Control Technician Quality Control Technician, Regulatory Compliance Associates plus 6 more Apprenticeships in food and biotechnology industries

Imagining a shortened runway to professionalism in STEM employment in Read the rest of this entry »

May 20th, 2016

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Expo

The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) expo is being organized by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Los Angeles Chapter. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

The event will be held:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Brouwerij West
110 E. 22nd St.
Warehouse No. 9
San Pedro, Ca 90731

You can learn more and see the agenda at the ISPE LA website.

MEIRxRS will be there because we provide talent that contributes to good manufacturing practice. This includes our Executive Read the rest of this entry »

April 13th, 2016

Clinical Research Staffing Agencies

Clinical Research Staffing Agencies cut the Time to Succeed

Clinical research staffing agencies cut the time for your clinical trials to succeed

Clinical research staffing agencies like MEIRxRS reduce your employment costs, reduce risk and increase flexibility.

Because balancing the demands of both your investors and FDA regulators isn’t easy.

We reduce your employment costs by allowing you to only pay for the skill set you need, with very little training or ramp-up time. And our thorough search process will insure we find the talent required for your clinical trials to produce high-quality results for FDA approval.

Contracting offers tremendous Read the rest of this entry »

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