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Preventive Control Qualified Individual (Human Food) Training

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

*There are additional dates for this training. See below.

As per the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), all registered food manufacturing facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold human food must abide by the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule’s new food safety requirements specified in 21 CFR Part 117.

Additionally, each registered entity must have a Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI) to develop an effective food safety plan that ensures the safety of finished food products.

A PCQI is a qualified individual 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 the FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system. This course/ training helps food professionals learn the latest food safety issues and regulations that affect their products and as well as how to develop and implement effective preventive control programs and appropriate corrective actions.

Additionally, this training will help the participants to lead, manage, and monitor FSMA specific requirements such as Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) rule ensuring safety of the finished food products.

Who should attend this training:

  • Quality assurance and quality control
  • Personnel line supervisors, operators, sanitation supervisors
  • Quality managers, and owners

This training is free for the Missouri participants (with a limit of 30 participants).

Who is eligible for this NO COST PCQI (Human Food) Training:

  • Small food producers in Missouri
  • Small Farmers in Missouri
  • Start up food companies in Missouri
  • State and local food inspectors in Missouri

Dates and Times:
April 2 & 3: 8 AM – 5 PM
April 4: 8 AM – 12 PM

Lunch will be provided on April 2 & 3.

For more information, please contact Kantha Channaiah, lchannaiah@missouri.edu, 573-882-2673.


April 2
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Eckles Event Hall-Dep. Food Science, MU-Columbia
1400 Rollins St
Columbia, MO 65201 United States
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