The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years and compliance dates for some manufacturers took effect in September, 2016. Depending on size of the business, compliance for other businesses will be required in either 2017 or 2018. Only the very smallest manufacturers will have modified requirements. Rules have been issued that will help produce farmers, manufacturers, transportation companies, and food importers to take steps to prevent food safety problems before they occur.
One of the most significant new rules is the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. This rule states that every human food manufacturer must have somebody on staff who has completed a Preventive Controls for Human Food class. This is a three-day class that can only be taught by certified Preventive Controls Lead Trainers. Successful completion of the class certifies the graduate as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).
Only a PCQI can prepare the REQUIRED facility Food Safety Plan and provide ongoing verification of the Plan. PCQI training requires a background in and/or significant knowledge of food safety for the attendees. The class has a maximum enrollment of 15.Remember: If your business is required to register with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is covered by the FSMA, with only a few exceptions.
Claude Smith is the Food and Process Specialist with the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center. Claude brings 30+ years of food manufacturing experience including working at 12 different factories in 6
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