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  • FSPCA | FOOD SAFETY PREVENTIVE CONTROLS ALLIANCE | UNITED STATES

    THE FOOD SAFETY PREVENTIVE CONTROLS ALLIANCE The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the most trusted source of education and training programs for U.S. food manufacturers, importers, foreign suppliers, and food safety professionals around the world wanting to understand and use one or more of the prevention-oriented standards of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Upcoming FSPCA Events Jun 24-28 FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Lead Instructor Course Aug 6-7 & Aug 13-14 FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Vulnerability Assessment Combination Course July 14-17 Visit the IFSH-FSPCA Booth #708 at IAFP Current FSPCA News The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) at Illinois Tech’s, Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) was selected to receive the 2023 Food Safety Award from the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) FSPCA December Newsletter Save the Date: 2024 FSPCA Annual Conference FDA FSMA Related News FDA Publishes Revised Draft Introduction and Appendix to the Preventive Controls for Human Food Guidance New FDA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) Resource Metrics (as of May 1 2024) 150 FSPCA Lead Instructor courses completed 3090 Successfully trained Lead Instructors from 80 countries 16518 FSPCA pa rticipant c ourses de livered by FSPCA Lead Instructors 181718 Personnel from 143 countries have been trained on FSMA regulations

  • PC Human Food | PCHF Lead Instructor Applicants | Fspca

    ⌂ / PC Human Food / PCHF Lead Instructor Applicants Criteria Application Training Enroll Materials and Resources What can an FSPCA Human Food Lead Instructor do? An FSPCA Human Food Lead Instructor may independently offer the current version of the FSPCA standardized curriculum (FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Participant Course) directly to participants and issue FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certificates of training by following FSPCA policies to register and deliver FSPCA Participant Courses. How can I become an FSPCA Human Food Lead Instructor? ​ Lead Instructor Applicants must successfully complete the prerequisite FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Participant Course , and be issued an FSPCA certificate of training for the course. This FSPCA certificate number is required to submit an FSPCA Human Food Lead Instructor application . ​ Lead Instructor Applicants will be administered a timed pre-course assessment that tests the applicant’s knowledge of the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation. Individuals must score an 80% or higher on the assessment in order to proceed with the Lead Instructor application. Individuals who score below an 80% on the assessment will be required to wait 7 days before retaking the assessment. This will allow time to study the regulation and the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food curriculum. There is no limit to how many times the assessment can be taken until a passing score is achieved. ​ After successful completion of the pre-course assessment, an online FSPCA Human Food Lead Instructor application must be submitted to be considered as a Human Food Lead Instructor Candidate. ​ Your application will be reviewed by the FSPCA Review Committee and evaluated against the sele ction criteria . If you are approved, you will be notified via email. The review process usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete. ​ PCHF LEAD INSTRUCTOR SELECTION CRITERIA Ready to apply? Click on the “Application” tab!

  • Metrics | FSPCA

    FSPCA Metrics Published 5/1/24 April 2024 FSPCA Metrics SEE METRICS Published 4/3/24 March 2024 FSPCA Metrics SEE METRICS Published 3/6/24 February 2024 FSPCA Metrics SEE METRICS ALL METRICS

  • IA Rule | FSPCA

    Who should take the course? Food facilities that are required to comply with the IA Rule Any stakeholder interested in learning more about the IA rule requirement ​ Deliv ery Methods ​ Asynchronous Learning: 100% self-paced online delivery with no Lead Instructors present physically or virtually. Estimated seat time: 25 - 35 minutes. FREE Follow these steps to access the free FSPCA Overview of the Intentional Adulteration Rule (IA Rule) online course: Review the Course Requirements and Details Click this link: FSPCA IA Rule Overview Log in with username: FSPCA.free1 and password: safe.food Click My Courses and select Resume Select the Click to Begin button FSPCA Overview of the IA Rule Course This training will provide stakeholders with more information about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (21 CFR Part 121) (IA Rule). The purpose of the IA Rule is to protect food from intentional acts of adulteration where there is an intent to cause wide scale public health harm. The final rule establishes various food defense measures that an owner, operator, or agent in charge of a facility is required to implement to protect against the intentional adulteration of food. While this training course is optional and not required for compliance with the IA Rule, the information within this training will assist food facilities that are required to comply with the IA Rule, and other stakeholders, to have a more in-depth understanding of the requirements in the IA Rule. NOTE! No certificate is provided for this course because the FSPCA Overview of the IA Rule course does not fulfill a regulatory requirement. No records are retained for your completion of this course. FSPCA Overview of the IA Rule Online Course PDF The FSPCA Intentional Adulteration online course PDFs are being made available publicly in keeping with transparency of FSPCA course material. However, the PDF versions do not represent the full experience of participating in the online courses. Please Note If applicable, this public PDF version of the course does not include the assessments, course interactions, or videos. FSPCA course certificates are only issued at the completion of the full online courses. The transcripts (words spoken during the online course) are included at the end of the PDFs rather than interspersed throughout as in the full online versions.

  • Food Defense Qualified Individual | IAVA KAT Course | Fspca

    ⌂ / Intentional Adulteration / Food Defense Qualified Individua l / IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments using Key Activity Types Who should take the course? Food professionals who wish to conduct vulnerability assessments (VAs) using the Key Activity Types (KAT) Method only. ​ ​ This course is strongly recommended before taking the IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments course which uses the three fundamental elements method. ​ ​ ​ Delivery Methods ​ Asynchronous Learning: 100% self-paced online delivery with no Lead Instructors present physically or virtually . Estimated seat time: 45-62 minutes. $169.00 USD ENROLL COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS FSPCA IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments using Key Activity Types Course The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (21 CFR Part 121) (IA Rule) regulation is intended to protect food from intentional acts of adulteration where there is an intent to cause wide scale public health harm. The regulation requires covered facilities to identify and implement mitigation strategies at actionable process steps identified by a vulnerability assessment (21 CFR 121.135). The regulation further requires that individuals identifying and explaining the mitigation strategies “have successfully completed training for the specific function at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience to conduct the activities” (21 CFR 121.4(c)(2)). This training developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet this training requirement. FSPCA IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments using Key Activity Types Online Course PDF The FSPCA Intentional Adulteration online course PDFs are being made available publicly in keeping with transparency of FSPCA course material. However, the PDF versions do not represent the full experience of participating in the online courses. Please Note If applicable, this public PDF version of the course does not include the assessments, course interactions, or videos. FSPCA course certificates are only issued at the completion of the full online courses. The transcripts (words spoken during the online course) are included at the end of the PDFs rather than interspersed throughout as in the full online versions.

  • PC Animal Food | Preventive Controls Qualified Individual | Fspca

    ⌂ / PC Animal Food / Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Ready to enroll? Click on the “Enroll in a Course” tab! Training Enroll in a Course Materials and Resources Who s hould t ake the c ourse? ​ Those resp onsible for performing or overseeing the preparation of the food saf e ty plan Delivery Methods All deliveries cover the same exact curriculum in a minimum of 20 contact hours. ​ Instru ctor-Led: Delivered live, in-person, and/or v irtually by Lead Instructors trained by FSPCA. ​ ​ Asy nchronous Learning: 100% self-paced online delivery, with no Lead Instructors present physically or virtually. Asynchronous courses are reviewed by FSPCA to ensure curriculum learning objectives and learner engagement requirements are met. ​ ​ Blended: D elivered in two parts. PART 1 is asynchronous learning and PART 2 is Instructor-Led. Both PART 1 and PART 2 must be completed to receive an FSPCA certificate of successful completion. FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Participant Course The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing, processing, packing and holding of food products for animal consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI)” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA, or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system”. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.” Ready to enroll? Click on the “Enroll in a Course” tab!

  • Stay Connected | FSPCA

    Stay in the Know Receive the most current information related to FSPCA activities, such as the FSPCA quarterly newsletter , educational and training opportunities, events, FSMA updates, and more. SIGN UP TO RECEIVE FSPCA UPDATES FSPCA Newsletters Current Newsletter ​ 2024: March Past Newsletter s 2023: Ma rch | June | September | December 2 022: March | June | September | December SIGN UP TO RECEIVE FSPCA UPDATES

  • FDA FSMA Technical Assistance Network | FSPCA

    FDA’s FSMA Technical Assistance Network The Expert Adviser For questions related to the FSMA rules, FSMA programs, and implementation strategies, please submit your questions electronically to FDA’s FSMA Technical Assistance Network. SUBMIT AN INQUIRY

  • Food Traceability Rule Core Curriculum | FSPCA

    ⌂ / Food Traceability Rule Core Curriculum Training Timeline Materials and Resources Who should take the course? ​ All domestic and foreign entities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods that are covered by the Food Traceability Rule Overall Goals of the FSPCA Food Traceability Rule Training: Recognize the importance of, and need for, the Food Traceability Rule Identify what is required under the Food Traceability Rule Demonstrate what steps need to be taken to be compliant with the rule Practice how to develop a traceability plan

  • Glossary of Acronyms | FSPCA

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  • U.S.-Based FSVP Importer | FSPCA

    ⌂ / FSVP / U.S.-Based FSVP Importer Training Enroll in a Course Materials and Resources Who s hould t ake the c ourse? U.S.‐based importers who meet the definition of “importer” in the FSVP rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner. Others who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, including brokers, exporters, foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S., persons/business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments. ​ Delivery Methods All deliveries cover the same exact curriculum in a minimum of 12 contact hours. ​ Instructor-Led: Deliver ed live, in-person, and/or vi rtually by Lead Instructors trained by FSPCA. Asynchronous Learning: 100% self-paced online delivery, with no Lead Instructors present physically or virtually. Asynchronous courses are reviewed by FSPCA to ensure curriculum learning objectives and learner engagement requirements are met. Blended: Delivered in two parts. PART 1 is asynchronous learning and PART 2 is Instructor-Led. Both PART 1 and PART 2 must be completed to receive an FSPCA certificate of successful completion. FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Participant Course This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices. T he FSVP curriculum was designed by regulatory, academia, and industry professionals and developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA. In contrast to the Preventive Controls (PC) rules, the FSVP rule does not require you to attend a training program following a “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Attending this course, however, will help you understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance. Ready to enroll? Click on the “Enroll in a Course” tab!

  • PC Animal Food | PCAF Lead Instructors | Fspca

    ⌂ / PC Animal Food / PCAF Lead Instructor s Instructor Resource Portal PCAF Materials Register, Edit, or Cancel a Course Network PCAF Instructor Resource Portal All electronic course materials and templates needed to deliver your FSPCA PCAF Participant Course can be found on the PCAF Instructor Resource Portal (log in required). Download step-by-step instructions for accessing the PCAF Instructor Resource Portal or watch the video tutorial. Your log in information for the PCAF Instructor Resource Portal (where you access Lead Instructor Resources) and the FSPCA (where you register your courses) may be different. ​ The Instructor Resource Portal is updated frequently. We recommend you check the Portal for updates before each course. Helpful Hints

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