9, August 2018
PCQI Food Safety Course
November 14-16 - Bismarck
One of the most significant new rules is the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. This rule (mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)) states that every human food manufacturer, except for the very smallest who will have modified requirements, must have somebody on staff who has completed a Preventive Controls for Human Food class.
This is a three-day class that can only be taught by certified Preventive Controls Lead Trainers. Successful completion of the class certifies the graduate as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). Only a PCQI can prepare the REQUIRED facility Food Safety Plan and provide ongoing verification of the Plan. PCQI training requires a background in and/or significant knowledge of food safety for the attendees. This rule of the FSMA can be found here.