Preventive Controls for Human Food Training
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. You can review the FSMA here.
One of the most significant new rules is the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. This rule states that every human food manufacturer, except for the very smallest who will have modified requirements, 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 trained in Preventive Controls for Human Food, part of FDA requirements to be considered 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. This rule of the FSMA can be found here.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THIS TRAINING?
• 20 hours of instruction by a certified Preventive Controls Lead Trainer
• All participants will receive a comprehensive Food Safety Manual (400+ pages)
• Certification as completed a Preventive Controls in Human Food course.
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.
Presenting Instructor is Travis Maddock, Ph.D.
Travis is the owner and lead consultant at Dakota Global Consulting, LLC. A North Dakota native, Travis an extensive background in regulatory food safety, FSMA, and HACCP systems, working with many of North Dakota’s premier ingredient suppliers and currently serving as the Sr. Director of Technical Services for North American Bison, LLC. Travis and his wife Mistte raise kids and cattle on their family farm near Maddock, ND.