AMES, Iowa – A training course to become a Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance designated Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) will be held in Ames, Iowa from Jan. 13-15, 2020.
This three-day course is the standardized training required by FSPCA for facilities that are processing any type of animal food (complete feed or ingredients). It is sponsored by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative and the American Feed Industry Association. Iowa State PCQI classes feature industry participation in the instruction, and real world examples to illustrate important concepts.
The Food Safety Modernization Act requires processing facilities to comply with the new current good manufacturing practices and to implement a written animal food safety plan developed and overseen by a preventative controls qualified individual.
Individuals who operate an animal food facility are encouraged to attend this course to obtain their designated PCQI training certification. Certifications will be given by the FSPCA to attendees who complete all sessions of the course.
The course is being taught by Charles Hurburgh, professor and extension grain quality and handling specialist with Iowa State University; Connie Hardy, program specialist with the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative at Iowa State University; Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs with the American Feed Industry Association; and Kim Anderson, program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach.
Registration can be completed by visiting www.aep.iastate.edu/animalfood. Cost to register is $650, with the registration deadline set for midnight, Jan. 6, 2020. Registration includes the refreshment breaks and meals listed on the course’s agenda and one copy of the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food manual.