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NMPF Staff to Lead FSMA Training in April and May

February 3, 2016

Trained NMPF staff are offering the dairy processing industry the necessary courses to become compliant with the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food rule.  NMPF is planning a course for the dairy industry in Arlington in April.

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) course is the standardized curriculum that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers adequate; taking the FSPCA training will meet the requirements in the rule for training of a preventive controls qualified individual.

The Preventive Controls (PC) rule requires each food processing facility to have a “preventive controls qualified individual” on staff who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls, or has equivalent job experience to develop a food safety system.

The course agenda and materials for these courses were developed by FSPCA under a grant from FDA. Each course will last 2½ days, providing attendees with the knowledge to allow them to develop the necessary food safety plans to meet the new and enhanced FDA requirements that go into effect over the next three years.

Attendees will receive a registered Certificate of Attendance that is a part of the requirement to be a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual.” This will allow those individuals to demonstrate that they have attended the recommended training to be able to develop, implement and monitor a company’s food safety plan.

To register for the course, click here. The registration deadline is February 26, 2016. Additional course offerings will be scheduled as requested. Please contact Beth Briczinski or Clay Detlefsen for further details about NMPF course offerings.