FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Training

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This course, developed by FSPCA, is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).” This course is taught by a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventative Controls for Animal Food Course. 


Regulation Overview – cGMP, Hazard Analysis, Risk Based Preventive Controls

  • Food Safety Plan Overview
  • Good Manufacturing Practices and Other PRPs
  • Biological Food Safety Hazards
  • Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazards
  • Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan
  • Resources for Food Safety Plans
  • Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
  • Process Preventive Controls
  • Food Allergen Preventive Controls
  • Sanitation Preventive Controls 
  • Supply-chain Preventive Controls
  • Verification and Validation Procedures
  • Record Keeping Procedures
  • Recall plan
  • FSPCA Regulation overview


Those seeking a way to demonstrate meeting the training requirements for PCQI under the rule.  Designed for those who prepare the food safety plan, validate preventive controls, review records, perform reanalysis of the Food Safety Plan, and other activities as appropriate to the food. Roles include Directors/VP's of Food Safety, Maintenance Managers, Production Supervisors, Production Leads, Sanitation Supervisors, Plant Managers, Quality Assurance Coordinators and Managers, Safety Managers, Training Supervisors, Lead Technicians, Packaging Supervisors and Managers, or Regulatory Personnel are encouraged to attend.

Prerequisites:  Prior knowledge of GMP’s and HACCP, or experience with Animal Food Safety Management Systems, is recommended.   Online learners will need a computer with internet connection and telephone connection.  Audio and web-based participation are required.

Learners will receive an FSPCA course manual. All FSPCA slides will be covered during the course. To earn a certificate of course completion, learners are required to attend the full course, participate actively in class discussions, interactive small group workshop exercises, individual learning activities and information sessions.  Upon successful completion, learners will receive an official FSPCA PCQI certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

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20 Hours

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