Meet FSMA Requirements with AFIA PCQI Training
The American Feed Industry Association will host a Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food training this summer, as it continues to provide industry with Food Safety Modernization Act compliance preparation. The training will be held in Auburn, Ala., Aug. 16-18.The American Feed Industry Association will host a Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food training this summer, as it continues to provide industry with Food Safety Modernization Act compliance preparation. The training will be held in Auburn, Ala., Aug. 16-18.
FSPCA is a broad-based, public-private alliance of key industry, academia and government stakeholders. It was established in late 2011 by a grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health.
Material for the trainings was developed by FSPCA. It is the standard curriculum the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognizes as adequate for preventive control qualified individual (PCQI) training. FDA defines a PCQI as “a qualified individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA, or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system.”
“This training will help participants gain a better understanding of how to create a food safety plan specific for their facility,” said Henry Turlington, Ph.D., AFIA director of quality, education and training. “Although not required, attending the training will support qualification of a person as a preventive control qualified individual.”
The course will cover:
• Overview of the FSMA requirements for animal food;
• Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements;
• Animal food safety hazards;
• Overview of the food safety plan;
• Hazard analysis and preventive controls determination;
• Preventive control management components;
• Process controls;
• Sanitation controls;
• Supply-chain applied controls; and
• Recall plans.
After completion, FSCPA will award the participants with a PCQI certificate.
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Iowa State University will host one of the first PCQI trainings June 27-29, in Ames, Iowa, with Turlington as a trainer. For more information, .