Posted by William Mullane | August 8, 2017
- Signed written food safety plan that consists of a written hazard analysis, written preventive controls, and documents used to manage Preventive Controls: monitoring log sheets, corrective action logs, and verification records.
- All “Process” preventive controls (i.e.CCP’s) must be validated with a scientific based study or reference to technical or scientific research publication.
- Employee training: All employees must have “Qualified Individual” training. This is training in basic employee hygiene and food safety practices. Training must be documented in records. TechHelp also provides on-site and public workshops for QI training.
- A trained Preventive Controls Qualified Individual or PCQI. Our blended “FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food One-Day Course” will provide this training and is recognized by FDA as approved curriculum.
- Appropriate records that show the implementation of the Food Safety plan for each product made at the factory. Records must be in ink or indelible, include time and date of observations, indicate product name and production code, and name/address of the company.
- Implementation of new Good Manufacturing Practices, 21 CFR 117.
- Proper holding practices of byproducts that are sent out as animal food.
Other requirements may apply, such as an extensive program with suppliers of ingredients that present a higher risk and that had preventive controls in place at the supplier’s factory (“Supply Chain Controls”).
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food One-Day Blended Course
- Part 1 consists of 16 online modules that are normally completed within 8-12 hours. The online course is available on the FSPCA Website. The $198 registration fee includes $50 for an AFDO Certificate.
- Participants must complete Part 1 to participate in our Part 2 One-Day Workshop in Twin Falls. The registration fee for Part 2 is $330/person.
- Those who complete both segments will receive an official FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) certificate issued by AFDO. The PCQI certificate from the FSPCA course will provide each participant with a unique registration number and seals from AFDO, IFPTI, and FSPCA.
- You can learn more about our Part 2 Course, view a full agenda, or register here.
Internal Auditor Workshop for Food Processors
- The registration fee is $297/person for two or more registering at the same time or $330/individual
- The Internal Auditor participant certificate will bear the gold seal of the University of Idaho and will be maintained in our register of participants.
- You can learn more about the Internal Auditor Course, view a full agenda, or register here.
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Our FSMA Partnership
- University of Idaho Cooperative Extension
- Washington State University Extension
- WSU & U of I School of Food Science
- WSU Food Processing Extension & Research
- Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences – Food Science & Technology,
- Idaho State Department of Agriculture
- Washington State Department of Agriculture
- The Manufacturing Community of Southern Idaho
- TechHelp – Idaho Manufacturing Specialists