Online FSMA compliance education for pet food safety

The food safety educational course addresses the challenge faced by pet food plants now required to record and verify pet food safety training.

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AIB International released HARPC Online, a FSMA compliance educational course. HARPC Online is directed at the preventive controls support team, addressing the challenge faced by pet food and other food plants now required to record and verify pet food safety training.

 “Our clients, like most of the food industry, face the challenge of providing consistent, documented food safety training for their personnel who support the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual with the development and execution of the preventive controls plan (HARPC)”, said Anthony Raschke, director of food safety services innovation at AIB, in a press release.

Details of FSMA online educational course

The course, developed by ImEpik, is held on AIB’s online platform, LearningLab@AIB. Enrollments are open now for HARPC Online through AIB’s website at

In HARPC Online, food industry employees take a pathway through FSMA’s required components for a food safety plan, including hazard analysis, preventive controls, monitoring, verification and validation procedures, developing a recall plan, recordkeeping procedures, and GMPs.

The lessons also address food defense, foreign supplier verification program, and creating a food safety culture. Learners work through product-specific case scenarios that culminate with development of a food safety plan outline. In the online environment, education can happen at an individualized pace, and meet the preferred learning styles of a wide variety of students.

ImEpik created HARPC Online with its team of academics, educators, and industry food safety representatives after conducting research on industry demands.

“The direct connection between ImEpik’s state-of-the-art interactive learning program and AIB’s proven training and auditing success allows food companies to more efficiently train their personnel, fix gaps, and document the content of HARPC training,” said ImEpik CEO Tim Wilson in a press release.

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