Food Safety Professionals Complete Region’s First FSPCA 2.5-Day Course at Boise State

Food & Dairy specialist, Jeff Kronenberg of TechHelp and the University of Idaho

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Food Safety Specialist, Jeff Kronenberg, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho joined Dr. Mark Daeschel of Oregon State University to welcome 60 food safety professionals to Boise State and the first FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course in the Region.

Food Safety Specialist, Jeff Kronenberg, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho leads FSPCA Preventive Controls Course at Boise State.

Food Safety Specialist, Jeff Kronenberg, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho leads FSPCA Preventive Controls Course at Boise State.

The new The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulation requires every processing facility to have a trained resource person or “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual  who has completed a specialized training course such as the one developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)  that is recognized by the FDA. This person will oversee the implementation of the facility’s food safety plan and other key tasks. (See 21CFR117.180 (c) (1))

Jeff and Mark trained with the FSPCA and hold the FSPCA “Certificate of Training” as Lead Instructors for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course.
M. Daeschel (Cert # 7197419) J. Kronenberg (Cert # 7197425)

Participants who successfully complete the 2.5 day course will receive a Registered Certificate of Training issued by AFDO as proof that the participant was trained under an FDA recognized curriculum. (21CFR117.180 (c) (1))

On January 21, 2016, Jeff and Mark were thrilled to complete their first FSPCA 2.5-Day Course that prepared 60 food safety professionals to review their existing food safety plans in light of the new regulations and make changes where needed.

Some of the 60 graduates pose with course instructors Jeff Kronenberg and Mark Daeschel.

Some of the 60 graduates of Idaho’s first 2.5 Day Course pose with course instructors Jeff Kronenberg and Mark Daeschel.

Kronenberg and our FSMA Partnership* will continue to offer public and private FSMA related training and services.

*OUR FSMA Partnership

Our FSMA information, training, assessments and implementation services are provided by members of our highly qualified partnership of the University of Idaho Cooperative ExtensionWashington State University ExtensionWSU & U of I School of Food ScienceWSU Food Processing Extension & Research Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences – Food Science & TechnologyIdaho State Department of Agriculture,  Washington State Department of Agriculture, The Manufacturing Community of Southern Idaho and TechHelp.