Preventive Controls for Human Food Course

Raleigh, NC

April 24, 2024 - 8:30am to April 26, 2024 - 1:00pm
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NC State Extension is offering a FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course on April 24 - April 26, 2024 at the Schaub Food Science Building in Raleigh, NC. This specific course is intended for small and medium-sized food processors, with a specific focus on developing a preventive controls food safety plan, as well as specific exemptions and modified requirements. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) certificate.

This 20-hour open enrollment course has been developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA. 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 the United States.

The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a "preventive controls qualified individual" (PCQI). This course is the "standardized curriculum" recognized by the FDA. Successfully completing this course is ​one way​ to meet the requirements for a PCQI.