FSPCA - Preventive Controls for Human Food FULL Course for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

20- hour program offered in English and will be held in Albuquerque, NM

June 26-28, 2018

TIME: June 26-8:00-5:00; June 27-8:30-5:00; June 28-8:30-Noon, 2018

LOCATION: Bernalillo County Extension Office - 4-H Building

ADDRESS: 1510 Menaul Blvd., NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

REGISTRATION FEE: In-State, $250; Out-of-State, $450 Fee includes: instruction, break refreshments, manual with materials, and AFDO certificate. NOT included: lodging, airfare, and travel costs.

Online registration available by clicking on the button below! Payments accepted with credit card, check, money order, company POs.

REGISTRATION CONTACT: (575) 646-2198 or glorhern@nmsu.edu


  • AGENDA FSPCA 2018
    FDA FSMA PCQI Training, FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food. 2.5 day agenda.
  • TRAVEL INFORMATION
    Lodging suggestions; Airport information; Map location with directions; Nearby food and restaurant sources available in Albuquerque, NM.

This training program was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for the food and beverage industry which handle and produce food that must comply with FDA FSMA requirements for training. Compliance dates for various facilities is listed below. This course for Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) meets the FDA FSMA training requirement and will receive a certificate issued by AFDO.

The objectives of this training are for the food safety professional who must have the following skills:

  • Efficient management of a FSMA Food Safety Plan and Good Manufacturing practices.
  • Conduct a risk assessment to determine controls for process, food allergen, sanitation and supply chain procedures in the food processing environment.
  • Implement the requirements for verification, validation, and record keeping.

According to the guidance document for FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food, Compliance dates for food businesses are staggered over several years after publication of the final rule. Visit FDA.GOV

  • 2019- Very small businesses (averaging less than $1 million per year (adjusted for inflation) in both annual sales of human food plus the market value of human food manufactured, processed, packed, or held without sale): Three years, except for records to support its status as a very small business (January 1, 2016).

  • 2019-Businesses subject to the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (compliance dates extended to allow time for changes to the PMO safety standards that incorporate the requirements of this preventive controls rule): Three years

  • 2018- Small businesses (a business with fewer than 500 full-time equivalent employees): Two years

  • 2017- All other businesses: One year. Compliance dates after publication of the final rule for the requirements of the supply chain program:

  • 2018- Receiving facility is a small business and its supplier will not be subject to the human preventive controls rule or the produce safety rule: Two years
  • 2018- Receiving facility is a small business and its supplier will be subject to the human preventive controls rule or the produce safety rule: Two years or six months after the supplier is required to comply with the applicable rule, whichever is later
  • 2018- Receiving facility is not a small or very small business and its supplier will not be subject to the human preventive controls rule or the produce safety rule: 18 months
  • Receiving facility is not a small or very small business and its supplier will be subject to the human preventive controls rule or the produce safety rule: Six months after the supplier is required to comply with the applicable rule.

For more information see, Compliance Date Extensions and Clarifications for FSMA Final Rules. https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm517545.htm.

Dr. Nancy Flores
Food Technology Extension Specialist
P.O. Box 30003, MSC-3AE
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575 646-1179
Fax: 575 646-1889
Email: naflores@nmsu.edu
URL: http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/

To register: Gloria Hernandez
New Mexico State University
Phone: 575 646-2198
Email: glorhern@nmsu.edu