Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center
Preventive Controls for Animal Food
May 25, 2017 05:00 PM
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires facilities processing any type of animal food (complete feed or ingredients) to comply with new current good manufacturing practices and to implement a written animal food safety plan developed and overseen by a "preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI)." The rule defines a PCQI to mean 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.” Therefore, a PCQI may be qualified by successfully completing this training under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or by job experience. FAPC's Preventive Controls for Animal Food course will provide knowledge of the FSMA animal preventive controls rule, and training for creation of an effective animal food safety plan.