FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course
The NGFA and Kansas State University are partnering to conduct Preventive Controls for Animal Food Courses. The upcoming dates for the remaining 2018 course is:
Oct. 2-4, 2018 in Manhattan, Kan. (register here)
Past course dates for 2018: Feb. 20-22, May 15-17
More about the course:
The Food Safety Modernization Act is changing the way we think about animal food safety in the feed industry and many in the feed and pet food industries are uncertain about what the rule requires and how it applies to their situation.
Developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), the Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course is being made available in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule issued for Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals.
Under the rule, covered animal food facilities are required to establish and implement an animal food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and implementation of risk-based preventive controls. To do so, the rule requires a “preventive controls qualified individual” (PCQI) to develop and implement a written animal food safety plan for the facility.
The rule defines a PCQI to mean a “qualified individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA, or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system.” Therefore, a PCQI may be qualified by successfully completing training under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or by job experience. The standardized curriculum referred to within the definition is the one that has been developed by the FSPCA.
The Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course is taught by FSPCA Lead Instructors. Individuals interested in becoming a FSPCA Lead Instructor must complete a lead instructor application available on the FSPCA website. Applications are reviewed and approved by the FSPCA based upon whether the applicant meets established criteria for education, work experience and instructional experience. Once their application is approved, the individual must successfully complete training under the FSPCA Animal Food Lead Instructor Course to become a FSPCA Lead Instructor.
Earn Preventive Controls Qualified Individual and HACCP training certificates by participating in the three-day NGFA-KSU FSMA Feed Industry Training. The program is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance and delivers the FDA-recognized curriculum for the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule.
Location: IGP Institute Conference Center at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS
Oct. 2-4, 2018 in Manhattan, Kan. (Register here)
Topics Covered will include:
- Applicability of the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule
- Requirements for current Good Manufacturing Practices
- Appropriate steps needed to develop a food safety plan, such as hazard analysis and implementation of preventive controls.