FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food

Training

FSPCA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR ANIMAL FOOD

Course Description

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Animal Food 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, or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system”.  This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

These courses are taught by Lead Instructors trained by the FSPCA, who have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.

Resources

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Participant Manual (English)
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Courses
FSPCA Animal Food Bookstore

FSPCA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR ANIMAL FOOD LEAD INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides the participant the knowledge and tools needed to perform the duties of a Lead Instructor for the standardized training curriculum that FDA considers adequate in meeting the requirements for training of a preventive controls qualified individual under the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule.

The course content is focused on strategies to aid in the effective instruction of the food safety activities and documentation that support the creation and implementation of a preventive controls Food Safety Plan. Administrative tasks for issuing Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance certificates is also covered as well as a refresher on effective presentation for the adult learner.

Upon successful completion of the full, 2.5-day FSPCA Lead Instructor Course for Animal Food, you will be qualified to be a Lead Instructor by the FSPCA. Completing this training allows you to deliver the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food course as a Lead Instructor. You will receive email notification upon completion of the course with instructions on how to download the Lead Instructor for Animal Food FSPCA certificate of completion.

Prerequisites

  1. Successful completion of the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Courses
  2. Must be an approved FSPCA Animal Food Lead Instructor candidate to register

FSPCA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR ANIMAL FOOD AND LEAD INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Course Description

This course provides the participant with the knowledge and tools needed to perform the duties of a Lead Instructor for the standardized training curriculum that FDA considers adequate in meeting the requirements for training a preventive controls qualified individual under the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule. The course content is focused on strategies to aid in the effective instruction of the food safety activities and documentation that support the creation and implementation of a preventive controls Food Safety Plan. Administrative tasks for issuing Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance certificates are also covered, as well as a refresher on effective presentation skills for adult learners.

Upon successful completion of the full, 3.5-day FSPCA Lead Instructor Course for Animal Food, you will be qualified to be an FSPCA Lead Instructor. Completing this training allows you to deliver the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food course as a Lead Instructor. You will receive email notification upon completion of the course with instructions on how to download both the Preventive Controls for Animal Food and Lead Instructor for Animal Food FSPCA certificates of completion.

Prerequisite

  1. Must be an approved FSPCA Lead Instructor candidate to register

Information on how to apply to become a Lead Instructor can be found here. Lead Instructor criteria shown below.

Selection Criteria for Lead Instructor

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be selected as a Lead Instructor Candidate.

Education

Applicants must have at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following sciences:  biological sciences; food science /technology; chemistry; microbiology; veterinary science; animal science; public health; environmental health; or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to the human or animal food industry

Work Experience

Applicants must have at least five years of food safety work experience in or with the human or animal food industry, e.g., food processing, packaging, handling facilities; corporate food safety function; food safety consulting or laboratory; food testing; food safety auditing; food safety training and education; food safety regulatory work (inspections, policy development, compliance work); or other related experience

Food Safety Training Experience

Applicants must identify specific courses / programs in which they have participated in an instructor capacity.  The committee will determine relevance of the experience and may consider:

  • HACCP instruction experience
  • Combinations of different food/ food safety courses (including feed)
  • Academic teaching experience

ANIMAL FOOD LEAD INSTRUCTOR COURSE SCHEDULE

Below is a list of upcoming FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Lead Instructor Courses.

Please Note!

  1. For detailed information, prerequisites and to register for Lead Instructor courses, click on the date in the chart below
  2. If registration for a particular course is not yet open, the date link will be disabled
  3. Only approved Lead Instructors for Animal Food Candidates are able to register. Other prerequisite courses may be required depending on course type. Please check course descriptions above.
  4. Course dates and locations are subject to change

2017

Location

Course Type

Language

Mar. 22 - 24

Sacramento, CA

2.5 Day LI

English

Apr. 10 - 14

Beijing, China

2.5 Day PCQI followed by 2.5 Day LI course

Delivered in English with with English Materials

Summer - exact dates TBD

Kansas City, MO

2.5 Day LI

English

Fall - exact dates TBD

Rockville, MD

2.5 Day LI

English