University of Florida

Food Safety Modernization Act, Preventive Controls for Animal Food (FMSA).

The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law January, 2011. On top of new guidelines for human food production, the law stipulates new guidelines for facilities that process, pack, or hold animal food. Facilities need a trained, preventive control qualified individual (PCQI) to design and implement a food safety plan.


February 13, 2018 - February 15, 2018

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University of Florida
Straughn Center
2142 Shealy Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32611

The registration fee includes the participant manual, registration with FSPCA and certificate of completion, a light breakfast all three days, and lunch for days one and two.

About the course:

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for animal consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual”. This course, developed by 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.

Who should attend?

Animal feed or feed ingredient manufactures, packers, distributors, and regulators seeking to be Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals. This individual will receive training beneficial for overseeing the design and implementation of a facility’s food safety plan.


Successful completion of this training will merit a certificate acknowledged as complaint with FDA requirements.  Completion requires participant to attend all sessions as listed on the schedule.

For more information, please contact Dr Jason Scheffler at
352-392-9155 or

Reference Materials


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For additional information contact:

Dr. Jason Scheffler

Physical address:
2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611

Mailing address:
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611