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Animal Sciences Department

Animal Sciences Department

Food Safety Modernization Act, Preventive Controls for Animal Food (FSMA)

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.

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Upcoming Preventive Controls Training Classes

Wednesday, April 17th to Friday April 19th

UF/IFAS Okeechobee County Cooperative Extension Service
458 U.S. 98 
Okeechobee, FL, 34972

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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 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 compliant with FDA requirements.  Completion requires participants to attend all sessions as listed on the schedule.

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Instructional manual and workbook. Light morning breakfast and lunch will be provided on days two and three; afternoon snacks are provided each day of training and are included in the registration.

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