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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Qualified Individual Training (FSPCQI)

May 30 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 12:00 pm



The Preventive Controls for Human Foods Qualified Individual Training provides the credentials to meet FDA requirements for development and implementation of HACCP based systems as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and to be recognized as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). This 2 1/2 day course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, 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) in cooperation with the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

Who should attend?

​The Preventive Controls Rule requires that each facility have Preventive Control Qualified Individuals for the development and implementation of Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Foods. The course provides training and certification in order to meet those requirements. The curriculum is designed for food industry professionals with responsibility for a company’s Food Safety Plan in terms of development, implementation or maintenance of food safety activities. It is suitable for those working in any area of the facility where preventive controls will be used (quality, sanitation, operations, logistics, maintenance, etc), or where knowledge of the rule will be helpful (sales, marketing, upper management).​


Day 1
Chapter 1: Introduction to Course
Chapter 2: Food Safety Plan Overview
Chapter 3: Good Manufacturing Practices and Other Prerequisite Programs
Chapter 4: Biological Food Safety Hazards
Chapter 5: Chemical, Physical, and Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazards
Chapter 6: Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan

Day 2
Chapter 7: Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
Chapter 8: Process Preventive Controls
Chapter 9: Food Allergen Preventive Controls
Chapter 10: Sanitation Preventive Controls
Chapter 11: Supply Chain Preventive Controls

Day 3
Chapter 12: Verification and Validation Procedures
Chapter 14: Record-keeping Procedures
Chapter 15:Recall Plan
Chapter 16: Regulation Overview—cGMP and Hazard Analysis and Risk Based
Preventative Controls for Human Food

Upcoming Workshops

Preventive Controls workshop
May 30 - June 1, 2018University of Tennessee Visitor Center
2712 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37916


May 30 @ 8:00 am
June 1 @ 12:00 pm
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