[ October 8–11, 2019 • McCormick Place • Chicago, IL USA ]
The food safety preventive controls regulations were issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requiring facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for humans and animals put measures in place to help prevent foodborne illness by implementing preventive controls for hazards. The FDA training helps the industry, particularly small- and medium-sized companies, to comply with the new preventive controls rules. The three courses being offered at PROCESS EXPO, include:
Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe and designs measures to reduce these risks to a safe level. This 2-day course is recognized by GFSI and meets the GFSI requirements. Course topics include:
Professionals representing all industry segments — bakery, beverage, dairy, meat, pet food, and prepared foods — should take advantage of this opportunity. This course is a certified course based on Global Codex and meeting GFSI Certification requirement with certificates issued for those passing the course attendance/participation requirements.
This 2.5-day course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices. The Foreign Supplier Verification course meets FSMA compliance and FSPCA certificates will be issued upon successful completion of the course.
Professionals who should attend, include U.S.‐based importers who meet the definition of “importer” in the FSVP rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner. Others who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, including brokers, exporters, foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S., persons/business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments.
PROCESS EXPO is offering the 2.5-day Preventive Controls course for all pet food and treat processors. Developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), the Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course is being made available in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule issued for Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals. Under the rule, covered animal food facilities are required to establish and implement an animal food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and implementation of risk-based preventive controls. To do so, the rule requires a “preventive controls qualified individual” (PCQI) to develop and implement a written animal food safety plan for the facility. Completing this course meets the FSMA requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual”.
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