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Preventive Controls for Human Food Qualified Individual Training Available This Fall

FDA’s FSMA compliance deadline extension for facilities that pack and/or hold raw agricultural commodities (such as packinghouses and cooling operations) gives these operations time to take the FSPCA PCQI curriculum made just for them!

Using models plans created by a team of experts convened by United Fresh, and with an emphasis on the food safety controls most important to packinghouses, this training is tailored for facilities that are required to have a food safety plan under the Preventive Controls Rule, but aren’t traditional “processors.” These example plans will ensure these three courses are relevant to packinghouse companies while still retaining the FSPCA standardized curriculum.

This course, developed by FSPCA, is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.” Those who complete this session will receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) and The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH). Upon completion, you will be qualified to meet the standards in the regulation.

The training sessions – a continuation of the United Fresh FSMA training programs – will be taught by a combination of FSPCA lead instructors, Dr. Jennifer McEntire, Dr. David Gombas, and Dr. Susan Pheasant. For more information about the trainings, please contact Erin Grether or Dr. Jennifer McEntire or call 202.303.3400.