One of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) goals is to develop training programs to assist animal food companies in complying with FDA’s Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) regulation. In order to offer the FSPCA training to the industry worldwide, the FSPCA is currently using a small number of instructors (“Trainers of Trainers”) who are highly skilled and knowledgeable about food safety systems and FDA’s Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation to train independent “Lead Instructors” who then offer the FSPCA standardized curriculum training, recognized by FDA, directly to industry course participants.
The FSPCA maintains strict control over the Lead Instructor training process in order to assure successful learning outcomes. Trainers of Trainers therefore must be high-level professionals who have extensive experience in food safety systems and training.
The FSPCA will periodically recruit additional Trainers of Trainers for animal food as the need arises to help train Lead Instructors domestically and internationally to build capacity of Lead Instructors to train industry. The FSPCA’s determination of need will influence approval.