Preventive Controls Qualified Individual

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual

What is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual?

With the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule 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?

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.

How do I Qualify?

To become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, an interested person must successfully complete training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls that is, at least, equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized by FDA (requirements of 21CFR117.180.) or be otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system. Job experience qualifies only if person’s knowledge is, at least, equivalent to FDA-recognized training.

Accelerated University

Accelerated University is offering a FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course that will give you the training to fulfill this role. Developed and taught by FSPCA Lead Instructors utilizing FSPCA-developed training materials, Accelerated University’s course will prepare individuals to receive FSPCA certification.

To learn more about our course, click below.