The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation (also referred to as FSMA or Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human and animal consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” (PCQI). 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.”

Where and When:

At Cooperative Feed Dealers Corporate Offices 380 Broome Corporate Parkway Conklin, NY 13748

Class Dates and times: July 24 – 25, 2018 Class starts at 8:30 am and completes at 5:30 PM each day. This class is the last scheduled before the September 2018 compliance date. It will not be canceled!  Click here to register!

Next available class is at Cornell University Stocking Hall  411 Tower Road Ithaca, NY 14853 December 11 – 12, 2018 Registration opens in September 2018

FSVP: Cornell also offers Foreign Supplier Verification 
Program Training...  
Next Class August 16 - 17 2018 at NYS Dept of Ag in Albany.

Certificate Course Fee: $750 (course summary )

Hours: All courses is designed for 20 hours of classroom instruction, because we limit the class size and breaks we can offer the class in less time.  Class begins promptly at 8:30 am and ends (when all material is complete (estimated at 5:30 pm) each day. Lunch is provided both days and coffee and water during morning and afternoon breaks. All students seeking a certificate must complete all class time to be eligible. Course materials and certificate fees are included in the course fees.

Refresher Course: If you have already taken this course and would like a refresher,  you can request to take the class again at a reduced fee. Email Barbara Simeon at for information on this option.

Payment is due at the time of registration. Online payment is not accepted. Payment can be made by Check (Mail to: Co-Operative Feed Dealers PO Box 670, Conklin, NY 13748) or Credit Card (Call Liz Bennett at 607-352-1322). Email questions (never email payment information) to Liz Bennett at 

Cancellations: Payment is refundable, subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Student substitution is allowed by contacting Liz Bennett. Registration deferral (to a future course) can be requested up to 48 hours prior to the course start date. Deferral is granted at the discretion of the instructors.

Course size is limited to 16 participants. A minimum of 8 students are required. The instructors reserve the right to defer course registrants to a later course if the class is not full 14 days prior to the start of the class.

Conklin Logistics:  The training facility is located in the Broome Corporate Park.  There is ample free parking. We will email information on where to stay.

Cornell Logistics:  Information on where to stay, eat, park and university maps.

About the Instructors:

Lead Instructor: Barbara Simeon Certificate #2ca42a12

Barbara Simeon is a FSMA Consultant with Co-operative Feed Dealer’s in Conklin, NY. She has a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Binghamton University. She has over 30 years’ experience in business process analysis and documentation working in defense, utility, import and non-profit sectors. She joined CFD in November of 2015 to focus on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and assist CFD members in compliance. She quickly gained knowledge of the Animal Feed industry by completing a Feed Manufacturing Course by The National Grain and Feed Association, AFIA’s “The Feed Industry Institute”, Feed Industry HACCP Training with Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & Office of the Texas State Chemist. She has assisted more than 25 CFD member feed mills in “saying what they do and proving it” working towards compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice. Email

Assistant Instructor: Anika Zuber Certificate #3b01e770

Anika Zuber was raised on a 3rd generation family dairy farm in Western New York, Zuber Farms LLC. She attended Cornell University where she majored in Food Science Operations and Management. During her time in undergrad, Anika focused specifically on the dairy industry from cow to cup in both coursework and internship exposure. Upon graduating, she worked for Hannaford Supermarkets where she was an Assistant Store Manager responsible for overseeing overall store operations, department managers and customer experience for the Albany, New York location. In 2015 Anika took on the role of Dairy Processing Marketing Specialist with Harvest New York, a Cornell Cooperative Extension program. Her role with Harvest New York focuses on economic development within dairy processing in specific counties. The development occurs through assisting in growth of new and existing dairy processors and workforce development for both large and small-scale businesses. She works with many artisans throughout New York by assisting them with any food safety or quality issues. Food safety plan development has been a priority in keeping New York State dairy products safe and wholesome, and by opening access to markets that require robust food safety plans. She is certified in HACCP, and is a PCQI for Human and Animal Foods.