AMES, Iowa – An interactive online-only course will be offered on May 10 and 11 leading to Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance designation as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule.
Prerequisite. This is the FSPCA-designated Part 2 completion of the PCQI certificate class, to be taken after completion of the online lecture-based Part 1, which is available directly from FSPCA.
The course is being offered jointly by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Iowa Grain Quality Initiative program, and the American Feed Industry Association.
The fee is $300, and the registration deadline is midnight on May 5. Class participants must provide a Part 1 completion certificate by the registration deadline.
Register and receive additional information at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/animalfood/.
“This is a great opportunity for those involved with animal feed to complete the course remotely, and still have significant personal interaction with their instructors and peers over the internet,” said Charles Hurburgh, professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering and extension grain quality specialist at Iowa State University.
The course features online live discussion groups as well as a review of the main lecture topics in Part 1.
Background. The FSMA requires facilities processing any type of animal food (complete feed or ingredients) to comply with new Current Good Manufacturing Practices and to implement a written animal food safety plan developed and overseen by a “preventive controls qualified individual.”
The course is intended for individuals needing to create FSMA Hazard Analysis Risk Based Preventive Control plans for their animal food facilities.
Original photo: Iowa State University feed mill. Rendition of future Iowa State University feed mill facility, for discussion purposes only.