Preventive Controls Qualified Individual

Each human or animal food processing facility will need a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” to oversee or conduct preparation of the food safety plan, validation of the preventive controls, review of records, and reanalysis of the food safety plan.jeff w idaho candy

To become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, an interested person must successfully complete training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized by FDA (requirements of 21CFR117.180. ) or be otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system. Job experience qualifies only if person’s knowledge is at least equivalent to FDA-recognized training.

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