The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the first major update of federal food safety laws since 1938. FSMA gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broad new powers to prevent food safety problems, detect and respond to food safety issues, and improve the safety of imported foods. All food facilities must establish and implement a Food Safety Plan that includes an analysis of hazards and risk-based preventive controls.
A Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) is required to prepare and oversee the implementation of the facility’s Food Safety Plan in compliance with FSMA requirements.
KEY COURSE TOPICS
- Developing a Food Safety Plan
- Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls
- Verification and Validation Procedures
- Corrective Action (Recall Plan)
- Record Keeping Procedures
This course is recognized by the FDA as meeting the requirements to become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). Individuals successfully completing this training will receive a certificate from the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA).