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Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), Human Food

This two and a half day online instructor led course is the standardized curriculum recognized by FDA and will cover:

  • Course introduction and objectives
  • Definitions, terms and key concepts
  • Prerequisite programs (cGMPs, sanitation, pest control etc.)
  • Conducting a hazard analysis and identifying hazards
  • Determining preventive control measures for identified hazards
  • Verification and validation of preventive controls
  • Record retention and accessibility
  • Management & implementation of the Food Safety Plan including reanalysis of the Food Safety Plan
  • Participant workbook will be provided electronically.
  • Participant will be expected to have audio and visual contact with instructor(s) during the course per FSPCA criteria.
  • Participant will need to supply proof of identity via license or company issued identification prior to course.
  • A brief Knowledge Check and post training survey for feedback will be issued to the participant.

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Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP)

This 12 hour live-virtual interactive course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

These courses are taught by FSPCA Lead Instructors. These instructors have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.

Topics:

  • Relationship between FSMA and FSVP
  • Building the foundation for the FSVP process
  • Overview of requirements for FSVP Preventive Controls and Produce Safety
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Suppliers
  • Foreign Supplier Verification
  • Re-evaluation of Foreign Suppliers
  • Importer Identification
  • Importance of Records
  • FDA Oversight
  • Compliance Dates
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Modified Requirements
  • Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Overview
  • Participant work book will be provided electronically.
  • Participant will be expected to have audio and visual contact with instructor(s) during the course per FSPCA criteria.
  • Participant will need to supply proof of identity via license or company issued identification prior to course.
  • A brief Knowledge Check and post training survey for feedback will be issued to the participant.

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Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), Animal Food

This two and a half day course is the standardized curriculum recognized by FDA and will cover:

  • Regulatory Overview and Introduction to the Rule
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Animal Food Safety Hazards
  • Overview of the Food Safety Plan
  • Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
  • Required Preventive Control Management Components
  • Process Preventive Controls
  • Sanitation Preventive Controls
  • Supply‐Chain‐Applied Controls
  • Recall Plan
  • Participant workbook will be provided electronically.
  • Participant will be expected to have audio and visual contact with instructor(s) during the course per FSPCA criteria.
  • Participant will need to supply proof of identity via license or company issued identification prior to course.
  • A brief Knowledge Check and post training survey for feedback will be issued to the participant.

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FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Conducting Vulnerability Assessments

Participants will be able to conduct a vulnerability assessment using the three fundamental elements, utilizing the standardized curriculum recognized by FDA.

By the end of this one-day course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of food defense.
  • Explain vulnerability assessment preliminary steps.
  • Explain inherent characteristics.
  • Recognize the importance of considering an inside attacker during a VA.
  • Calculate potential public health impact.
  • Evaluate degree of physical access to the product and the ability of an attacker to successfully contaminate the product.
  • Evaluate vulnerability assessment data.
  • Apply the hybrid approach.

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Webinars

Allergen 101 Webinar

May is Allergen Awareness Month and the food industry plays a critical role in the protection of consumer health. RQA is offering a half-day virtual interactive course to raise awareness and provide resources to restaurant and food service employees. Attendees will receive an introduction to food allergens, understand what may trigger an allergic reaction, and gain the necessary tools to develop an allergen program for restaurant and/or foodservice locations.

This course is taught by a Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS), ServSafe™ Instructor, who has over 25 years of auditing experience in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Click / tap on the link below to sign up today and learn how you can play a role in protecting consumers who have food allergies.

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