FSMA Ruling & FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

FSMA Ruling Requirements

With the FDA FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) ruling on Preventive Controls for Human Food now final, part of the rule was that each human or animal food processing facility will need a ‘Preventive Controls Qualified Individual’ to oversee or conduct preparation of the food safety plan, validation of the preventive controls, review of records, and reanalysis of the food safety plan.

Are you Already Qualified as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual?

To be a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, you must:

  • Have successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls, at least, equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum (not yet released) recognized as adequate by FDA; or
  • Be otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system;
  • Job experience may qualify an individual to perform these functions if such experience has provided an individual with knowledge, at least, equivalent to that provided through the standardized curriculum. This individual may be, but is not required to be, an employee of the facility.

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Accelerated University

Accelerated University has created a specialized 2.5-day training course, FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course developed and taught by FSPCA Lead Instructors Jeff Kronenberg, M.S and Dr. Mark A. Daeschel utilizing FSPCA-developed training materials.

Well-regarded in their field, Accelerated University was created by practicing Industrial Scientists to provide an education that is much needed in the scientific community: a working understanding of a laboratory. All too often, professionals enter the workplace without the skills necessary to be an effective industrial scientist. This FSMA ruling is a perfect example as companies are trying to figure out how to meet these changing requirements.

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