Over the past several months we have reviewed requirements for CGMP’s. Next we will review the requirements for Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls. If you do not have a PCQI on staff or one available to your mill, CFD is offering a class that qualifies individuals as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual.
When: August 4, 2021 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: CFD 380 Broome Corporate Parkway, Conklin NY 13748
Format: Live and in person… Part 2 of the 2-part blended course for Animal Food.
Details and Registration Link can be accessed here.
Over the next several months, like CGMP’s I will provide an overview of the requirements for Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls.
Roles and Responsibilities:
FSMA requires all animal food facility workers to be: Qualified Individuals defined as “a person who has the education, training, or experience (or a combination thereof) necessary to manufacture, process, pack, or hold safe animal food as appropriate to the individual’s assigned duties. A qualified individual may be, but is not required to be, an employee of the establishment.“
FSMA requires that an animal food facility must identify a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual defined as “a Qualified Individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA, or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system.”
While this person does not need to be an employee of the facility, they play a major hold in the process of performing the facilities Hazard Analysis, writing and implementing the facilities Feed Safety Plan and overseeing the plan implementation and any identified Preventive Controls.
If your facility does not have a PCQI, act now! If you are a PCQI in need of refresher on the rule requirements, this course is also available to refresh your training.
Future Event: Join me at the 2021 Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance Annual Meeting on August 31, 2021 at Turning Stone. Gary Huddleston (AFIA) and I will present a breakout session on “Safety for the Employee, the Animal and the Consumer”