JIFSAN hosts FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training series


JIFSAN is hosting a two-and-a-half-day training/workshop that will provide you with the information needed to comply with the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Foods rule. The course is focused on food safety activities and documentation that support the development and implementation of a preventive controls Food Safety Plan. This is an interactive program where you will participate in exercises and hear events, challenges and success stories of both food company personnel and regulators toward becoming compliant with the newly issued FDA
regulations. After attending this session, participants will have the awareness, knowledge and tools to:

  • Recognize prerequisite programs in a food safety system.
  • Describe the components of and create a Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan.
  • Identify biological, chemical, and physical hazards and prescribe preventive controls for those hazards.
  • Grasp allergen preventive controls requirements and the prevention of allergen cross-contact.
  • Discuss sanitation preventive controls including monitoring, corrections and verification methods
  • Review supplier management and verification requirements.
  • Understand verification and validation procedures.
  • Know the elements of a recall plan.

Who will be attending

Approximately half of the participants for each program will be US-FDA employees who have direct responsibilities in food safety. The remaining participants will be from the private sector. Anyone with responsibilities for developing a food safety plan or having other roles related to the safety of food is encouraged to attend. These programs offer unique opportunities for FDA and private sector food professionals to learn from each other as we work together to meet the requirements of new food safety regulations.

Note: FDA CFSAN Food Safety Staff are not to register on this site. Please contact Russell Massey at ( for further instructions.

What is the FSPCA

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance is a broad-based public private alliance created by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH). The Alliance consists of key industry, academic and government stakeholders. FSPCA's mission is to support safe food production, by developing a nationwide core training curriculum in support of the Technical Assistance Network (TAN). Further, the outreach program will assist companies producing human and animal food to comply with the preventive controls regulations, which are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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