January 26th, 2018

FSPCA FSMA Training, March 2018, Carson, CA

Four reasons to take FSPCA FSMA Training:

  • FDA requires food companies with more than $1M in revenues have a plan by September 19, 2018
  • Plans must be signed off by someone with a FSPCA certificate
  • Writing a plan is a 5-6 month process
  • The learning manual is 526 pages long

Download a copy of the FSPCA PC Course Participant Manual

Avoid getting into compliance too late.

FSPCA FSMA Training Attenddes

Attendees of our March FSMA training at NOAA

Preventive Controls 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 and hosted by Western Exterminators. 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.

WHEN Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:30 AM – Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE: Rentokil / Western Exterminators 1160 Sandhill Ave Carson, CA 90746


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 March 14, 2018: 7:30am-5pm
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018:  7:30am-5pm
  • Friday, March 16, 2018:  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 

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 FSPCA FSMA 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


Lance Harding

image of FSMA Training instructor Lance Harding

Lance Harding is the Vice President for Quality Assurance at Herbalife, and has been with the company for 18 years in Quality, Regulatory and Project Management.  Current responsibilities include GMP compliance, the Supplier Qualification program, Product complaints, SOPs and training, Raw material documentation and specifications, Computer validation and change control, product and warehouse quality inspections.  He is a registered pharmacist with an MBA, US Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC) from RAPS, Lead Instructor for Preventive Controls for Human Food from FSPCA, Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and Certified HACCP Auditor (CHA) from ASQ.  He has previously worked with biologic and pharmaceutical products for Allergan, Pharmacia and The Upjohn Company.



Karina Rodriguez

Karina provides mentorship in food manufacturing quality

Karina is a Quality Control Consultant for food manufacturing. For our clients, she has been responsible for drafting SOPs, GMPs, HACCP plans, training QA employees in English and in Spanish and inspecting facilities. She has a Masters in Food Science, is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA), Certified HACCP Auditor (CHA) and a certified trainer for the FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). She is fluent in English and Spanish.


What Do You Want To Do Next?

  1. Get help with FSMA
  2. Speak with someone about my staffing needs
  3. Use a PCQI consultant
  4. Get help with my HACCP plan
  5. Learn about full-time recruiting services
  6. Submit my resume