FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI) | Online | June 13-14, 2023

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$ 699.00




FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI)

With the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), FDA now requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” or PCQI who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”. Attendees who take this FSPCA training will learn the skills necessary to be considered a “preventive controls qualified individual” or PCQI.


Learn how to develop a FSMA compliant food safety plan by gaining an enhanced understanding of the requirements of FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food and how these requirements apply to your organization. Topics include:
  • The current requirements of FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food and how these requirements help to ensure a safe food supply.
  • Current requirements for 21 CFR 117 Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Pre-requisite programs and how they play a supporting role for preventive controls.
  • Criteria used to identify food safety hazards and how to properly risk-assess those hazards.
  • How to identify and monitor preventive controls.
  • Verification, Validation and Record keeping requirements.
  • What activities need to be completed by a “Qualified Individual”.
Through course content and exercises, attendees will gain the knowledge and skills to create and manage a food safety plan utilizing the new concepts FDA has asked industry to adopt.


This is a live, instructor-led course that is 100% online.  Our online training platform is Zoom.  Attendees must be comfortable with virtual-style learning and have the following:

  • webcam
  • high-speed, uninterrupted internet access
  • microphone (computer microphone is usually acceptable)
  • unique email
  • quiet room for training

Participation in course exercises is also required.  Attendees will be called upon by the instructor to share exercise answers and to participate in other class discussions.  This is a hybrid class.  We will have in-person as well as virtual participants.

Digital course books can be downloaded and printed from the following link:  PCQI Participant Manual

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