The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls, or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system”. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI).”
In order for state inspectors to perform FDA contracted Preventive Control Animal Food (PCAF) inspections, it is a requirement that state inspectors complete the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food course. The FSPCA course is a prerequisite for inspectors to attend FDA’s training curriculum for instruction on how to conduct PCAF inspections.
These courses are taught by Lead Instructors trained by the FSPCA, who have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.
Please continue with MDA’s registration if you would like to attend this course. Space is limited and will fill quickly.
To register, please contact Leea Anderson at (406) 444-3730, or email LAnderson5@mt.gov.
The registration deadline is April 28, 2017, and the registration fee is $270.
To learn more about the FSPCA and the course you may visit their website at https://www.ifsh.iit.edu/fspca/fspca-preventive-controls-animal-food.
For more information, please contact Bob Church at (406) 444-5410 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.