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FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Certification Training

April 16-18, 2018 (8:30 AM - 1:00 PM )

SIU Campus
3268 W. Pleasant Hill Road
Carbondale, IL 62903 ( County)

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk Based Preventive Controls for Human Food FDA 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.” This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. To complete the course, a participant must be present for the entire workshop and participate in the exercises.

Upon completion of this 20‐hour (2.5 days) course, the trainee will become a FDA‐recognized

“Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI). The course covers:

• How to create a Food Safety Plan meeting the FDA requirements as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

• How to conduct a Hazard Analysis, and differentiate between prerequisite programs and risk based preventive controls.

• Guidelines for choosing Critical Limits, setting up monitoring programs, and implementing corrective actions when deviations occur.

• Documentation for all aspects of the PCHF‐required Food Safety Plan including verification and validation activities, monitoring, corrective actions, and records review.

COST: $300.00 per person (price includes PCHF textbook, participant workbook, individually numbered certificate of completion from the Preventive Controls Alliance and the Association of Food & Drug Officials, breakfast, lunch, and snack).


Monday April 16, 2018: 8:30am – 5pm

Wednesday April 17, 2018: 8:30am – 5pm

Thursday April 18, 2018: 8:30am – 1pm

INSTRUCTORS: This course is being taught by FSPCA Lead Instructors that have been trained to teach the FDA recognized standardized curriculum.

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Registration Form and mail with payment by check/cash to the address provided on the bottom of the form or email the registration form to

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, April 9, 2018. Register early: space is limited. For more information, contact Ruplal Choudhary at 618-203-6473 or 


3268 W Pleasant Hill Rd, Carbondale, IL 62903

Parking is included with your registration fee.