Food Safety Solutions Consultants Announces September PCQI Courses

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The Food Safety Solutions Consultants, a leading international food safety consulting company specializing in creating a global culture of food safety, has redesigned upcoming Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training (PCQI) for Human Food training courses to include both instructor-led and blended courses. Both courses are taught by Food Safety Solutions Consultants who are Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Lead Instructors.

A PCQI indicates a qualified individual has completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls, enabling an individual to develop and execute a food safety system. “The PCQI course, developed by (FSPCA) is the only “standardized curriculum” recognized by the FDA. These preventive controls enable food companies to adhere to the next phase of compliance,” said Hunter Young, Founder and CEO, Food Safety Solutions Consultants.

The final rule developed by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food became final September 2016 and some businesses began obtaining compliance then, however, many more food facilities need to understand the importance of the final rule and why a PCQI is needed. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the requirements of FSMA are to implement and establish a written food safety plan, preventive controls, hazard analysis, a recall plan, and much more, prepared under the guidance of and overseen by a PCQI.

“We realize how busy food professionals can be, we are thrilled to offer both an instructor-led course and a blended course beginning the month of September, enabling food processors, manufacturers, distributors, and packaging companies to obtain a PCQI,” said Young. “Our mission is to provide the global food industry with safety solutions, education, information, prevention, and certification. We are PCQI qualified and are available for contract hire as well.”

Understanding PCQI key requirements, upcoming compliance dates, and preventive controls for Human Food enables the food industry to place great value on food safety while learning how to establish comprehensive food…

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