Training Available to Become FSPCA Certified as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual

Register for the three day course by Aug. 1


grain elevatorsAMES, Iowa – The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative is now accepting registrations to become certified as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for the Food Safety Modernization Act. This three day course will be held Aug. 9-11 at the Scheman Building, Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. The course is targeted to individuals responsible for animal feed and feed ingredient safety at milling and processing facilities.

This course is the standardized training developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance. The United States Food and Drug Administration accepts it as meeting the requirements of PCQI designation. The course will provide knowledge of the FSMA animal preventive controls rule and training for creation of an effective animal food safety plan.

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance will give a certificate of completion and will acknowledge the individual as compliant with the FDA requirements. This course is offered in collaboration with the American Feed Industry Association.

Registration check-in opens at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9; the course adjourns Aug. 11 at noon. Pre-registration is required and must be completed before midnight, Aug. 1. Registration is $650 and includes course materials, breaks and lunches listed on the program. Space is limited for this course.

Additional course information and online registration is available at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/animalfood.

For more information about the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, visit http://www.iowagrain.org.