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Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Feed Online Training

Receive a PCQI Certificate and build an Animal Food Safety Plan

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals rule published in September, 2015 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contains regulatory guidance for the application of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). To equip feed manufacturers and distributors with the skills necessary to develop an animal food safety plan in conformance with FSMA rules, Texas A&M University’s Department of Soil & Crop Sciences, in partnership with the Office of the Texas State Chemist, offers an 8-week course on the application of HACCP principles and prerequisite programs that align with FSMA regulations. This course fulfills the requirement for a “preventive controls qualified individual” (‘PCQI’) as defined in the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation.

The course incorporates the standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA as adequate for the application of risk-based preventive controls, and is being led by an International HACCP Alliance and Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance lead instructor. Course content is presented in a practical context that enables participants to navigate an increasingly complex and heavily regulated business environment. The mix of lectures, readings, and course homework assignments that culminate in the development of a food safety plan has drawn high praise from past course participants.

An electronic copy of the Preventive Controls for Animal Food participant manual developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance will be accessible to students online. Students completing course assignments earn a Texas A&M University Certificate of Completion with an International HACCP Alliance seal, and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists are eligible to earn 8 continuing education units. The Certificate of Completion denotes that the recipient has fulfilled the requirements to be considered a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual. The course may be taken for graduate credit by students enrolled in the Texas A&M Regulatory Science program.

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