FSPCA has announced a new format for delivery of the PCAF Course that is one way to become a Peventive Controls Qualified Individual under the Food Safety Modernization Act. This course is now available in two parts:
Part 1 is delivered on line and requires between 7 and 12 hours to complete.
Part 2 is delivered in a 1 day instructor led classroom setting
Click HERE to learn more. I have developed a few videos to explain the changes and determine if this format is right for you. If you wish you could refresh your understanding of what you learned but don’t want to take the full course again… You can take Part 1 and/OR Part 2 , depending on your needs. CFD will no longer offer the full instructor led course but it will be available elsewhere.
The first PART 2 BLENDED COURSE ON THE EAST COAST IS SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 at Cooperative Feed Dealers.
Penn State Extension will be offering a Preventive Controls for Animal Food workshop at the Penn State Extension Mercer County Office in Mercer, PA on January 29-31.
Upon completion of the entire 2.5 day course, attendees will met the requirements to be considered as a preventive controls qualified individual. Current good manufacturing practices, conducting a hazard analysis, and preventive controls for animal foods will be covered during the workshop. The audience for this workshop includes facilities that process, manufacture, pack, or hold animal feed or pet food.
It is hard to believe that 3 years has past since the rules for FSMA were finalized. But today is Monday, September 17, 2018 and this date is significant!
All food facilities must be in compliance with CGMP’s. If you or someone you know is planning on filing for an exemption based on the size of the facility it is important to understand that there is no exemption from CGMP’s.
Small business must have or be actively engaged in performing a Hazard Analysis to identify Known and Reasonably Foreseeable Hazards. They than must make a determination if they require a preventive control to mitigate those hazards to an acceptable hazard.
More free videos for training on the Sanitary Transportation of Animal Feed have been posted to the Free Training Video page.
#4 – Sanitary Transportation of Animal Feed – Target Audience is Transportation Companies hauling grains and animal food.
If your third party carriers are reluctant to haul grains and feed due to the regulation that went into effect in April this 9 minute video will tell them what they need to know. Please feel free to send them to this site for this important training.
Do you get stuck on the science behind the GMO/Organic debate? Emotions run high on this topic. This film, originally released back is 2016, has more importance with each passing day… It is very well done and is very balanced. I encourage you to watch the trailer on facebook here…
Find out where you can watch FOOD EVOLUTION today! I saw it on Hulu and you can buy it on Amazon. Well worth the time to watch and learn…
The following links to a video that demos some of the changes I have recently made to this website. The video is only 5 minutes so I hope you will watch it and spend some time reviewing the sites contents.