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16-18 september 2019


Day 1-2, 09:00-17:00
Day 3, 09:00-13:00



Technopolis Meeting, Vantaa, Finland (Next to Helsinki airport)


2,5 days


EUR 1300 + VAT, Course materials, lunch, coffee, tea and Certificate of Completion issued by AFDO is included in the price.

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FSPCA PCQI training - food exports into the U.S.

This course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by the FDA and delivered by a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course. The successful completion of this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA) directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the food regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to better protect public health by, among others, adopting a modern, preventive, and risk-based approach to food safety regulation. Companies subject to this rule must ensure that their food safety system is developed and applied by an individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls, a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). 



  • Introduction
  • Food Safety Plan Overview
  • Good Manufacturing Practices And Other Prerequisite Programs
  • Biological Food Safety Hazards
  • Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazard
  • Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan
  • Resources for Preparing Food Safety Plans
  • Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
  • Process preventive Controls
  • Food Allergen Preventive Controls
  • Sanitation Preventive Controls
  • Supply-chain Preventive Controls
  • Verification and Validation Procedures
  • Record-keeping Procedures
  • Recall Plan
  • Regulation Overview-cGMP, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food 

After the completion of this course you will
• Qualify as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). Your training certificate will be issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), recognized by FDA.
• Be provided with the knowledge you need to develop/adapt your food safety management system to meet the new and enhanced FDA requirements.
• Improve your ability to speak the same food safety language as FDA does.
• Will be given insights on what your importers in the US are supposed to do to verify that the products you supply to them meet FDA requirements.

Who should attend this course
• Managers/Directors, Quality Managers and coordinators responsible for food safety
• Production supervisors
• Sanitation supervisors
• Training supervisors
• Packaging supervisors
• Safety managers
• Maintenance managers
• Lead technicians

The instructor
The course will be delivered by the English and German speaking qualified Lead Instructor Mrs. Angelie Jansen. She customizes during the training the content of the FSPCA PCQI training with EU conditions. The FSMA Lead Instructor is qualified by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for the delivery of FSMA courses for industry. She comes with years of professional experience in food safety compliance in Europe, the US, South East Asia and Latin America.

Other information
• The course materials – Exercise Book + Case study, printed & Participant’s manual, electronic version.
• The language of instruction and course materials is English.
• Attendees who are fully present and actively participating during the course can be signed-off and receive a Certificate of Completion issued by AFDO (the US Association of Food And Drug Officials).

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