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Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)


Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)


Course Objectives

TJH Consulting, LLC has added to our training portfolio the only FDA approved training course to meet the 
FSMA requirements for Hazard Analysis Risk based Preventive Controls (HARPC) for food processors.
This course, Preventive Controls for Human Foods, was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls 
Alliance (FSPCA) under a grant from the FDA and this is the training being given to FDA and State Inspectors 
and is recommended by the FDA for the food industry.
This 2.5 day course will provide you with the knowledge to allow you to develop your food safety plans to 
meet the new and enhanced FDA requirements that go into effect over the next 3 years, depending on the 
size of your company, and to fulfill the required training that FDA recommends.
This course will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance that will be a part of your requirements to be a 
“Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” and this will allow you to demonstrate that you have attended the
recommended training to be able to develop, implement and monitor your company’s food safety plans.
The course is divided into 16 chapters all of which will be covered during this training, which can be 
conducted only by FSPCA approved trainers who have attended the required Train-the Trainer class.

Who Should Attend?

  • Potential Preventive Control “Qualified Individual”
  • Facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food (21 CFR Part 117)
  • Facilities required to register with FDA under sec. 415 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act
  • Personnel responsible for the implementation of FSMA/HARPC
  • Consultants
  • Third party auditors

Key Session Topics   

  • Introduction to course and Preventive Controls
  • Food Safety Plan Overview
  • Good Manufacturing Practices and Other Pre-requisite Programs
  • Biological Food safety Hazards
  • Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Food safety Hazards
  • Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan
  • Resources for Food safety Plans
  • Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
  • Process Preventive Controls 
  • Food Allergen Preventive Controls
  • Sanitation Preventive Controls
  • Supply Chain Preventive Controls
  • Verification and Validation Procedures
  • Record Keeping Procedures
  • Recall Plan
  • Regulation overview cGMP and HARPC


A Certificate of Completion issued by the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) of FSPCA.

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In-house Training

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