Preventive Controls For Human Food Training

Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual

Dates: May 24-25, 2017

University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie Wisconsin - Memorial Student Center - Oakwood

Program Overview:

This 2-day course follows the standardized curriculum designed by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and recognized by the FDA. During this highly interactive training, you will learn the new FDA requirements for application of hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls.  This course will meet the requirements for a "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual" or PCQI. Practice exercises and training materials on how to build a FSMA compliant food safety plan and preventive control program are provided. Upon successful completion, you will receive an official FSPCA “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual" certificate. 

Attendees will receive all relevant information regarding food safety plan development, as well as invaluable best practices from our experienced instructor.

What is Included:

  • Comprehensive workbook & manual with the presentation slides & resources
  • Fillable forms & sample food safety plans
  • FSMA Food Safety Plan Schematic

Some Significant Innovations in this Course Include:

  • A comprehensive walk through of how to build a food safety plan
  • Hands-on exercises where students work on a food safety plan for a mock food company that produces several different types of foods
  • Discussion regarding several different product types and hazards associated with these products
  • Design and discussion of process, allergen, supply chain, and sanitation preventive controls for expected hazards for model food plans
  • Instruction on verification and validation, when these actions are required, and what is required for both activities
  • Discussion of the best means to perform record-keeping and provide documentation as evidence of the preventive control of food safety hazards

Course Details:

Defines the contents of the Food Safety Plan, reviews foundational programs such as GMPs, provides information about specific hazards and discusses the underlying principles used in food safety preventive controls systems. As each principle is discussed, the class will progressively develop a Food Safety Plan for a model product produced by a fictional company.  

Practical exercises that introduce the participants to the process of developing a Food Safety Plan, including identification of tools and implementation tasks. Explanation of the FDA requirements of the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

Course topics include:

  • Food regulation overview
  • Overview of updated current Good  Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Biological, chemical, physical and economically motivated food safety hazards
  • Food Safety Plan development
  • Hazard analysis and preventive controls determination
  • Process, food allergen, sanitation, Supply-chain preventive controls
  • Verification and validation procedures
  • Record keeping procedures
  • Recall plan development

This course is aimed at those seeking to meet the training requirements for PCQI, including:

  • Executives who are ultimately responsible for food safety
  • Mid- and lower-level managers who are responsible for food safety
  • Sanitation personnel, who directly impact food safety
  • Support personnel involved in food safety and food quality
  • Regulatory personnel

Unsure if your facility is compliant?

Companies that are considered small (less than 500) must be compliant by September 2017.

Please review the compliance information available via the FDA website or contact our experienced instructor, Elise Forward of Forward Food Solutions at 414-915-1070 or

As an essential role within a food processing facility, the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual is crucial to the management and preparation of the food safety plan, validation of preventive controls and more. Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) by successfully completing this specialized training.

To find out more about our Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) training, contact us today.

Registration Fee:

$750 - Regular rate for the two-day PCQI training
Registration fee includes two full days of course instruction, program materials, lunch and morning refreshments


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