FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training - Blended Course, Part 2

UMass, Amherst, MA

September 24, 2021 - 8:15am to 5:30pm
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) are intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing, and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”.

This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.” This Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Blended Training course was developed to provide an alternative for individuals to complete the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course.

The Blended course consists of 2 parts. Part 1 is online and Part 2 is instructor-led (in-person at UMass Amherst). Both parts must be completed in order to obtain the certificate. The online portion of the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food blended course is a prerequisite for enrollment into Part 2, the Instructor-Led of the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food. The online portion is completed through IFPTI's Learning Management system and emphasizes key-point concepts from the participant manual. The online portion covers all of the information presented in the first two days of the traditional three-day FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food.