FSMA PCQI Training

The course is now full. 

Nashville, Tennessee • July 19–21, 2022

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. This course is approved for 8 ARPAS CEU credits. 

Hotel & Travel Information

The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel – 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

AFIA is pleased to offer registrants a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferred rate of $149 USD per night (plus taxes).  You can call the Reservations Center at 1-800-901-4211 and mention American Feed Industry-PCQI 2022 Room Block to reserve a room at your group rate or use this link (below) to book online. The block is available through June 27, 2022, or until it fills up. To secure your room within the block, be sure to book before June 27, 2022. The AFIA room block entitles you to a 72 hour cancellation policy.

Book your group rate for American Feed Industry-PCQI 2022, Inn at Opryland: July 18-22, 2022

Additional Information

If you have any questions on registration, please contact Daisy Rodriguez, AFIA’s registrations and events specialist, 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