The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for Animal Food training. The course, which will be held July 28 – 30 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI).

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires one or more PCQIs in each facility that manufactures, processes, packs or holds animal food to develop and apply an animal food safety plan. Developed by the FSPCA, the 20-hour course provides the “standardized curriculum,” which is recognized by the Food and Drug Administration as adequate for PCQI training. The training will cover topics including

  • An overview of the FSMA requirements for animal food;
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices requirements;
  • Animal food safety hazards;
  • Overview of the food safety plan;
  • Hazard analysis and preventive controls determination;
  • Preventive controls management components;
  • Process preventive controls;
  • Sanitation preventive controls;
  • Supply chain applied controls; and
  • Recall plans.

View the course agenda here.

The course is limited to 60 registrants. To receive the early-bird rate of $650 for AFIA members, register by June 19.

For questions on registration, please contact Daisy Rodriguez, AFIA’s meetings and events coordinator. For more information or questions on the program, visit the event webpage or contact Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs.

You can register for the course here: Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for Animal Food training