Training Course  Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

Training Course

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for Human Food

Course Duration: 2.5 days

The FSMA rule on good manufacturing practice, risk analysis and risk based precautionary measures for human food (referred to as preventive controls for food intended for human consumption) aims at ensuring safe manufacturing / processing, packaging and preserving of foodstuffs for human consumption.

This course, developed by 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’’. This course is taught by a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course.

Language: English

Notes:

  • Good command of English Language is necessary.
  • This is not a Food Law Training Course or a USA export Training Course.
  • Any absence during the training course will lead in non-successful completion of the course.
  • Previous knowledge of Food Safety management systems and/or Food Technology is not a pre-requisite but is highly recommended.

Target Audience

  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Food Safety Managers
  • Food Safety Auditors
  • Food Safety Consultants
  • Production Heads
  • Export/Import managers
  • Regulatory Personnel

Training Course Contents

  • Food regulation overview
  • Food safety plan overview
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and other PRPs
  • Biological Food Safety Hazards  
  • Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Hazards
  • Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan
  • Process Preventive Controls
  • Allergen Preventive Controls
  • Sanitation Preventive Controls
  • Supplier Preventive Controls
  • Recall Plan
  • Verification and Validation Procedures
  • Record-keeping Procedures
  • Regulation Overview
  • Resources for Preparing Food Safety Plans
  • Food Safety Plan Examples and Exercises

Participants will obtain the PCQI certificate issued by the competent American authorities (FSPCA).

Training Methodology

The training methodology includes lectures, practical exercises and teamwork. In this context, the participants are asked to carry out group and individual exercises.

Why choose BQC 

Training courses are delivered by distinguished and experienced experts in Food Safety Management Systems and Food Standards in general. For the implementation of the training courses distinguished speakers are selected, with extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Management Systems and Standards. Acknowledging the current trends in the Training sector, BQC has created a wide network of experts and trainers around the world, who provide a higher level of knowledge and experience in the training sector. The training courses offered by BQC are internationally recognized.  This course, developed by 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’’.