FSMA Training Courses are available so that individuals can be recognized by FDA as the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Download a copy of the FSPCA PC Course Participant Manual

Preventive Controls Training will:

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. 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.

Day One

Introductions (all attendees)
Update from FDA, Dan Solis, Import Operations FDA
Chapter 1 Introduction to Course and Preventive Controls
Chapter 2 Food Safety Plan Overview
Chapter 3 Good Manufacturing Practices and Other Prerequisite Programs
Chapter 4 Biological Food Safety Hazards
Chapter 5 Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazards
Chapter 6 Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan
Chapter 7 Resources for Preparing Food Safety Plans

Day Two

Review and Questions
Chapter 8 Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
Chapter 9 Process Preventive Controls
Chapter 10 Food Allergen Preventive Controls
Chapter 11 Sanitation Preventive Controls
Chapter 12 Supply-chain Preventive Controls

Day Three

Review and Questions
Verification and Validation Procedures
Record-keeping Procedures
Recall Plan
Regulation Overview – cGMP, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food
Wrap up/ End


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