FSMA Preventive Controls Training

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The Preventive Controls for Human Foods Certification Workshop 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.  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.  This course is presented by certified Penn State instructors.

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Who Should Attend
The Preventive Controls Rule requires that each facility have Qualified Preventive Control 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 requirement.  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). This course is also suitable for regulatory inspectors who have to inspect facilities.

Course Details
The three day course provides instruction into the development of a Food Safety Plan as required by FDA as part of Food Safety Modernization Act.  Participants will learn the key elements of a food safety plan, how to conduct a hazard analysis for biological, chemical and physical hazards, how to develop and implement risk based preventive controls (process, sanitation, allergen, and supplier) along with the appropriate verification and validation procedures, and understand the requirements of a recall plan.

This training was developed by FSPCA (Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance) and is delivered by Penn State instructors who have extensive experience in food processing as well as in food safety instruction. 

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