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FSPCA - Preventative Controls for Human Food Training

  • 10/14/2018
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Preventative Controls for Human Food - FSPCA Training


Blended Course

includes an online portion and 1 day workshop

The new FSMA regulation requires every processing facility to have a trained resource person or Preventive Controls Qualified Individual who has completed a specialized training course such as the one developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) that is recognized by the FDA. This person will oversee the implementation of the facility‚Äôs food safety plan and other key tasks.

Who Should attend:
  • Anyone who will is or will be working in a setting that aggregates, holds, and/or processes food for human consumption should consider attending. This includes those with on-farm facilities, even though you may qualify for an exemption. 
  • Those who manage food safety for food hubs, distributors, or processors. 
How the blended Course works:

The blended course allows participants to complete a portion of the training online and then attend only a one-day, instructor-led workshop to finish the certificate. Part 1: Online is offered through Oklahoma State University. Part 2: Instructor-Led Course is available at 3 different conferences beginning in October. When Part 1 is complete, you will receive an email that will be your final entry pass into the Part 2 course. Thanks to a grant from USDA NIFA, the cost of the online portion will be free to those who register through the link below. There will be minimal costs for Part 2 based on each conference's fee structure. Please see below for more information. You must register for both Part 1 & Part 2 separately!

Part 1: Online - Register for the online training through OSU here: https://apps.dasnr.okstate.edu/fapc.okstate.edu/preventive-controls-blended-course-online

Part 2: Instructor-Led Course - This portion will be available at three different conferences

  • Farm & Food Leadership Conference - Sunday, October 14th at Harvest Seasonal Kitchen (112 E. Louisiana, McKinney, TX 75069). Cost $15. Register here: https://farmandranchfreedomalliance.wildapricot.org/event-2960101; Click on the register button and enter email on the next screen. Then choose None for Conference Registration if you are only registering for this workshop; scroll down and choose Food Safety for Processing Facilities
  • Southern SAWG Conference - January 23-24, 2019 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Cost is $65 before December 22nd and $75 after. More information and registration is here: https://www.ssawg.org/2019-short-courses#SC4
  • Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assoc Conference - February 14, 2019 in Corpus Christi at the Omni Hotel right on the water! More information soon.


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