FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food +HACCP Training
Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
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The new FSMA regulations require that companies have a Food Safety Plan and that the person responsible for the management of the Plan must be a Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI). The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), in collaboration with FDA, has developed a training program curriculum designed to meet the requirement for PCQI certification. This program is now offered at JIFSAN.

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.
  • Serve as a PCQI for your company
  • Apply working knowledge of HACCP

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).

Why Choose JIFSAN?

JIFSAN is a non-profit Institute formed through a cooperative agreement between the University of Maryland and the FDA. A primary role of JIFSAN is to support the FDA’s mission through the delivery of food safety training programs throughout the world. The FSPCA training programs offered at JIFSAN usually include participants from FDA, which provides a unique opportunity for industry participants to interact face-to- face with FDA participants in an educational setting. The classroom exercises and discussions have been engaging at all levels.

We keep our costs as low as possible. Training materials, lunches, break refreshments and the FSPCA Certificate all are included in the registration fee.

JIFSAN's quality instructors are recruited from academia, the private sector, and from the FDA. All of them have had multidisciplinary experience and bring unique insights into the classroom.

JIFSAN is conveniently located in the DC area in College Park, MD a block from the Metro Station. Our parking lot is meter-controlled by the University of Maryland's Department of Transportation Services.

Discounts are available for groups of 5 or more participants from a single company or institution. Check with us for more information.