Preventive Controls for Human Food Full, 20 Hour Course

Food Safety Courses


registration includes

Course Materials

Certificate of completion

Course length: 5 Days, 4 hours each day

Course pricing: $799.00

What is the Preventive Controls for Human Food FULL Course?

This course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), focuses on the safe manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States in accord with the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule. This is the full 20 hour course consisting of five 4-hour sessions.

Participants will need functioning audio and video for the duration of the course.

  • Resources for preparing Food Safety Plans
  • Hazard analysis & preventive controls determination
  • Process preventive controls
  • Food Allergen preventive controls
  • Sanitation preventive controls
  • Supply Chain preventive controls
  • Verification & validation procedures
  • Record-keeping procedures
  • Recall plan
  • Regulation Overview

Training Manual

It is strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the Participant Manual prior to the course. You are responsible to have a copy of the manual available throughout the course. You can access a free .PDF version here. Please be advised that the free .PDF version is 504 pages if you intend to print it yourself. You can also order a hard copy for $30 from the FSPCA Bookstore.

Why is this course important?

The Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food (PCHF) requires each FDA registered facility utilize a PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) to oversee certain activities including the creation of a Food Safety Plan, validation of preventive controls, record review, and reanalysis. This course is the standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA and presented by Avert.

This course is designed for food safety professionals responsible for a company’s food safety plan including quality, sanitation, operations, logistics, maintenance, purchasing, and management roles. Upon successful completion of this course, individuals will earn a certificate of completion and therefore meet the requirements necessary to be recognized as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).

Take the full, 20 hour class and learn all about the PCHF rule and the creation and maintenance of food safety plans by one of our certified expert instructors. This class is perfect for those new to the food industry or to the PCHF rule.

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With a few exceptions, all food companies within the US must use a PCQI for creation of food safety programs, validation of process preventive controls, review of records, and reanalysis of the food safety program.

Unless you use the services of an outside consultant, you’ll need at least one individual on staff that is a PCQI. Improve your food safety program and stay compliant with the FDA by registering for the full PCHF course today. Check out one of our available public sessions or contact us to schedule training at your facility.

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