Registration Open for AFIA PCQI Training Course

ARLINGTON, Va., March 21, 2017 – The American Feed Industry Association will hold a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance “Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course” July 18-20, at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.
“FDA’s rules require at least one preventive controls qualified individual for each facility,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. “The FSPCA developed this in-depth curriculum to help facilities meet that requirement. AFIA is pleased to present this training as a benefit to our members as well as the entire feed industry.”
A PCQI is defined as someone 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 the Food and Drug Administration, or otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system.
The course material is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA as adequate for preventive controls qualified individual training. The course will cover:
  • Overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements for animal food;
  • Current good manufacturing practice requirements;
  • Animal food safety hazards;
  • Overview of the food safety plan;
  • Hazard analysis and preventive controls determination;
  • Preventive controls management components;
  • Process controls;
  • Supply-chain applied controls; and
  • Recall plans.
The course is ideal for facility and regulatory employees who will be designated PCQIs or part of a PCQI team. Successfully completing the course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI.
“Our goal is for participants to leave the training with a better understanding of how to create an animal food safety plan specific to their facility. They will be recognized by the FSPCA for completing the course and will receive a certificate,” said Huddleston.
To register, click here.

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