FSPCA Preventive Controls For Human Food Training Course

Course Aim

Gain the knowledge and skills to prepare, develop and implement a food safety plan, which meets the requirement of U.S. food law and FDA.

Course Description

The U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mandates every food processing facility to have a trained resource person or “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual“ (PCQI), who has completed a FDA recognized curriculum course such as the one developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), that is recognized by the FDA. Its intention is to ensure that there is safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States.

The regulation requires that the written food safety plan required of food facilities must be prepared, or its preparation overseen by a “PCQI” who has successfully completed training in the “development and application of risk-based preventive controls”.

This course provided by BSI is developed based on the FSPCA’s “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA with some modification approved by FSPCA for better learning experience. Delegates who successfully complete this course receive a certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) and become a PCQI.


Who should attend?

Those involved in food safety activities for the companies which are required to register with U.S. FDA, including domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human consumption in the U.S.

Including:

  • Senior management
  • Technical/Quality assurance
  • Engineering
  • Production and operations
  • Purchasing and supply
  • Distribution
  • Consultant

This training course is HRDF approved under the SBL scheme.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, delegates will be able to:

  • Recognize the benefits of using a Food Safety Plan
  • Identify basic requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for human food
  • Understand the principles applied to build a Food Safety Plan
  • Conduct a hazard analysis and identify hazards requiring a preventive control
  • Identify the types of preventive controls that can be used for hazards requiring a preventive control

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:­­­

  • Develop a written food safety plan
  • Comply with the requirements of the U.S. FSMA
  • Become a certified PCQI

What does the fee cover?

  • Training course notes
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Loan copy of ‘FDA Regulation on GMP, Hazard Analysis, & Risk-Based Preventive Control for Human Food’
  • On completion, you’ll be awarded an U.S. FDA recognized FSPCA PCQI certificate.
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