FSMA PCQI Training

Nashville, Tennessee • July 28–30, 2020

The American Feed Industry Association is hosting a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Preventive Controls (FSPCA) for Animal Food training. Attendees will receive a FSPCA PCQI certificate after completion of the course. 

The training was developed by the FSPCA and is the “standardized curriculum” the Food and Drug Administration recognizes as adequate for PCQI training. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI.

The training will cover

  • Overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act (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 preventive controls;
  • Sanitation preventive controls;
  • Supply chain applied controls; and
  • Recall plans.

Who Should Attend?

Facility quality and regulatory employees who will be designated PCQIs at the facility or part of a PCQI team should attend as well as anyone seeking to understand more about FSMA animal food rule. Participants should leave the training with a better understanding of how to create a food safety plan specific to their facility.

Program Details

The training will begin at 1 p.m., CDT, on Tuesday, July 28, and end at 5 p.m., CDT, on Thursday, July 30. The training will be held at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn.

Hotel Reservations

AFIA is pleased to offer registrants a limited number of hotel rooms at the Inn at Opryland at the preferred rate of $152 (plus tax). Participants are responsible for their own hotel reservation. Reservations can be made by clicking on this link or contacting the hotel directly at (615) 889-0800 to reserve under the group name “American Feed Industry Association.” The block is available through July 6 or until it fills up.

Additional Information

If you have any questions on registration, please contact Daisy Rodriguez, AFIA’s meetings and events coordinator, at (703) 650-0144 or If you have any questions on the program, please contact Gary Huddleston, AFIA director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, at (703) 666-8854 or