Are you a business, or are you associated with a business that needs to ensure safe preparation of food products before selling into retail? Are you looking to become a qualified individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventative controls, or are you currently working with a processing company and want to help them develop a food safety system? This course, “FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Certification Training”, will give you the knowledge and understanding in order to meet those expectations.
This Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation for Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis, and Risk Based Preventive Controls for Human Food, requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk‐based preventive controls.” This course, developed by the FSPCA, is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA.
Upon completion of this 20‐hour (2.5 days) course, the trainee will become a FDA‐recognized
“Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI). The course will cover:
- How to create a Food Safety Plan meeting the FDA requirements as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
- How to conduct a Hazard Analysis, and differentiate between prerequisite programs and risk based preventive controls
- Guidelines for choosing Critical Limits, setting up monitoring programs, and implementing corrective actions when deviations occur
- Documentation for all aspects of the PCHF‐required Food Safety Plan including verification and validation activities, monitoring, corrective actions, and records review
This training will be offered on Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 8am - 5pm, and on Friday, February 26, 2001 from 8am to 12pm. This will be a virtual training using a ZOOM platform and as such, all participants will need to have some basic technological requirements (i.e., functioning computer or mobile device with video and audio capabilities, strong internet connectivity) and individual capabilities (e.g., ability to log in, utilize video, audio, and engagement functions like chat boxes and polls). Participants must be present during all modules of the course to receive the AFDO Certificate of Course Completion. Attendance and engagement will be monitored throughout the remote delivery. Registration will close on February 19, 2021.
Registration for this class can be found at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=22446
Cost for the training is $250.00 per person, which will include the Human Foods Handbook, participant workbook, certificate from the Preventive Controls Alliance, and the Association of Food & Drug Officials. Refunds will not be given.