PCQI Training – What You Need to Know
What You Need to Know
What is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)?
Why Do I Need Someone With PCQI Training?
HOW TO BECOME PCQI CERTIFIED
The FSPCA has developed a standard curriculum for those who wish to complete their PCQI training. By completing this standardized program, prospective PCQI’s gain the education and training necessary to meet FDA requirements for a qualified individual.
There are several PCQI certification options:
Does On-the-Job Experience Replace PCQI Training?
Can One PCQI Serve Multiple Locations?
What is the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule?
Signed into law in 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is designed to keep the food supply safe by shifting the focus of federal enforcement from responding to contamination toward prevention.
The Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is one of seven rules enacted as part of the FSMA. The rule expands upon previous HACCP principles by specifying that preventive controls be developed for all significant hazards, whether they are process-related hazards or those that were historically controlled by pre-requisite programs in HACCP plans.
Now, all identified significant hazards must be prevented by documented monitoring programs such as those used to document CCP’s in HACCP plans. Facilities are required to have PCQI’s who prepare and maintain food safety plans, and their PCQI training and/or experience must now exceed all existing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point-based systems.
Need Help Attaining Your PCQI Certification?
Experience on the job may qualify someone to perform the functions of a preventive controls qualified individual. Otherwise, the FDA mandates that a PCQI successfully complete training in the developing and applying of specific risk-based controls through a curriculum that is accepted by federal regulators.
Make sure your company has someone with proper PCQI training by scheduling one of our convenient face-to-face classes or in a blended online/in-person setting. View our list of upcoming FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food classes or contact us today to request private training at your facility.
About the author
Lance RoberieFood Safety Consultant and Trainer
Lance Roberie has over 20 years of quality assurance and food safety experience within the food industry. Mr. Roberie holds the following certifications:
- Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager
- Preventative Controls for Human Foods (PCQI) Lead Instructor
- Meat & Poultry and Seafood HACCP Lead Instructor
- FSPCA Food Defense (IAVA) Lead Instructor
- ASQ Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence
- ServSafe Instructor and Exam Proctor
- Internal Auditor and GFSI Specialist
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