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Basics and Advanced Practice

In addition to the FDA acknowledged courses for Preventive Controls and Foreign Supplier Verification, Florida Food Institute in Tampa, Florida, offers courses in SQF, BRC, and Allergen Management.  We also offer the Florida Food Manager one-day class and approved exam.


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Expert Teachers

Courses are taught by lead instructors. We provide you with detailed training materials, such as:

Comprehensive Manuals - Slides - Explanations of Key Terms and Concepts - Examples of Model Food Safety Plans - Reference Materials That Help Communicate Requirements to Your Staff

FSMA Requirements: Preventive Controls for Human Food

Requirements include distinctive characteristics that differ from HACCP and GFSI protocols. Many activities must be conducted or overseen by a preventive controls qualified individual. This individual has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls as defined by the FDA. During the half-day following the FSPCA course, we will focus specifically on GFSI items that are important for SQF, BRC, and FSSC22000-certified facilities.

Completing the Course

By successfully completing the FSPCA course, you will meet the requirements for a qualified individual who can manage a food safety preventive controls program in accordance with the Hazard-Analysis and Preventive Controls Rule of the FDA. Participants will receive their official FSPCA Preventive Controls qualified person certificate issued by Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), as well as our Certificate of Completion for the GFSI portion of the class.

Compliance With the Hazard Analysis and Preventive Control Rules

Facilities are required to register with the FDA under section 415 of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and must comply with the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule if they manufacture, process, pack, or hold human food. By September 2016, compliance with the rule is mandatory for large firms. Other firms are given additional time.