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.”
The course is taught in 2 parts. Part 1 is on-line and self paced. After completing Part 1, Part 2 is instructor led. While Part 2 has been offered virtually during COVID-19 it is intended to be in-person. CFD is offering an in-person course on August 4, 2021.
Helpful Links for use during Part 1:
- Copies of Example Feed Safety Plans will be included in the workbook provided in Part 2 at CFD.
- Preamble and Final Rule 21 CFR 507
- Guidance Documents (The current list of documents can be found at this link and include Draft and Final)
- FDA FOI Link
- FDA Hygiene Handbook
- FDA Recalls and Withdrawals
- FDA Regulatory Procedures Manual Chapter 7
- FDA Reportable Food Registry
- FDA TAN
- Sanitary transportation of Human and Animal Food rule
- When all else fails – google it!
Part 2 Course Fee: $300 (at CFD)
Hours: Class begins promptly at 8:00 am and ends by 5:30 pm Lunch is provided. Coffee and water during morning and afternoon breaks. All students seeking a certificate must complete Part 1 and Part 2 to be eligible.
Refresher Course: If you already have a PCQI certificate you can take Part 2 without taking Part 1. If you did not take the original course at CFD, you must provide a copy of your certificate. Email Barbara Simeon at [email protected] for information on this option.
Part 2 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 [email protected]
Cancellations: Payment is refundable, subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Student substitution is allowed by contacting Barbara Simeon at [email protected]
Course size is limited to 8 participants. A minimum of 4 students are required. The instructors reserve the right to defer course registrants to a later course if the class is not full 21 days prior to the start of the class.
Conklin Logistics: Information on how to get to Conklin, NY, where to stay and eat!
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 [email protected]