FDA has developed a standardized curriculum to train mill personnel and regulators as one way to become qualified to oversee the required food safety plans and other required activities related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Classes teaching this standardized curriculum are now available from Feed PC Training Inc.
Feed PC Training Inc. posted dates for when they will teach the Animal Food Preventive Control Qualified Individuals (AFPCQI) curriculum. The AFPCQI needs to be qualified either by experience or training to develop and apply risk-based preventive controls. They oversee preparation of the food safety plan, validation of any preventive controls, review of records, reanalysis of the food safety plan, along with several other tasks required under FSMA.
The course runs two-and-a-half days. Upon completion participants will receive a certificate from the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance. Participants must be present the entire 20 hours to receive a certificate.