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

FEBRUARY 7-9, 2018: Instructor Led Training and Certification Course to present (English version)


This training program was developed by the Food Safety Preventative 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 Preventative 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.

DATE: February 7-8-9, 2018

TIME: 7:30-5:00; 7:30-5:00; 7:30-noon

LOCATION: DACC (Dona Ana Community College-Workforce Development and Career Readiness), 2345 E. Nevada Avenue in Las Cruces, NM 88001.

COST: Out-of-State registration fee, $500; In-State residents, $200 Includes: break refreshments, lunch, manual with materials, and AFDO certificate. Not included: Lodging, airfare, and travel costs.

Space is limited, register early!

FSPCA, FDA, IIT, IFSH Registered Instructors: Mauricio Castelo, Ph.D. and Nancy Flores, Ph.D.


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    Dona Ana Community College is located on 2345 Nevada Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001

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