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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.”

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 8:00 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.

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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