FDA's FSPCA Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Food Qualified Individual (PCQI) Workshop (PCQI) that meets FSMA requirements  New FSMA regulations require companies to have Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals for key personnel in charge of developing, implementing & maintaining Food Safety Plans & activities. There are differences between HACCP & Preventive Controls; a HACCP Certificate doesn't meet all FSMA requirements.

Audience: staff various food safety positions & in quality, sanitation, operations, logistics, maintenance, sales, marketing, management, purchasing, customer service, staff in state & federal agencies - auditor/ regulators. 

  • Meets FSPCA & FDA training requirements for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) including criteria of 2 1/2 day class
  • Uses official FDA curriculm for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals as described in 21 CFR 117.180 (c)(l)
  • Fulfills FSPCA & FDA requirement of being taught by an "FSPCA-Accredited Lead Instructor" - Larry Hood, Ph.D.
  • Engage in interactive class & participate in exercises with forms to help you prepare/ develop your company Food Safety Plan that meets FDA requirements to meet FSMA law
  • Provides practical real-world information, guidance & examples in plain language to enhance learning for FDA compliance 
  • Trainer, Larry Hood, Ph.D., has 30 yrs. food industry experience & 10 yrs. teaching & consulting experience in HACCP, GFSI, including SQF, Internal Audits, SQF auditor training & Preventive Controls. Provides practical examples, case studies, best practices & differences between HACCP plans and Preventive Controls to meet FSMA law; facilitates & mentors class exercises.    EXPERIENCE COUNTS
  • Receive: official Manual with course slides, Sample Food Safety Plans booklet, Exercise Booklet, & other materials, & official Certificate of Successful Completion issued by AFDO (Association of Food and Drug Officials) and registered by the FSPCA ($50 fee to register certificate is included in registration fee). Certificate is recognized by FDA Auditors.

Dates:                                                                      Hours:                                                       Location (35-40 min. west of Newark International Airport

  APRIL 3, 4, & 5 (1/2 day on 5th)         Classes begin at 8am                                                                                        Hyatt House Branchburg

                                                                         On day 3  class ends at noon                                                         3141 US Hwy 22  Branchburg, NJ 08876                                                                                         Register Here

Instructor:   Larry Hood, Ph.D.  

Dr. Hood was selected for the 1st FSPCA Instructor Training for Preventive Controls for Human Food for Qualified Individuals (PCQI) & is accredited as Lead Instructor for this class. He has over 30 years food industry experience in  food safety & quality, technical, regulatory & management, including at high profile companies as Johnson and Johnson (in their Splenda regulatory approval) and Quaker Oats; is founder & Managing Director of American Food Safety Services; has taught well over 2500 individuals in food safety issues such as HACCP, SQF, GMPs, Internal Audits and PCQI; and has assisted over 300 companies achieve certifications & pass certification audits such as Food Safety, HACCP, & GFSI, including SQF.

  $910 Fee Includes:              

  • Official comprehensive Manual with course presentation slides, Sample Food Safety Plans booklet, Exercise Workbook, forms & list of resources
  • Lunch for 2 days
  • Official Certificate shows that participant was trained with FDA approved curriculum by an accredited Preventive Controls Lead Instructor.  The $50 certificate fee to register & issue your certificate is included in the course registration. Your certificate is registered with IFTI, AFDO, & IFSH and is recognized by FDA regulators                                                                                                    
  • Call 908-295-1691 or email cathy@sqfguy if you want on-site training or have questions