PCQI Training (Fall 2019)

$1695 usd
Thu Sep 19, 5:30 PM - Fri Nov 1, 5:00 PM, 2019 (PDT)
Portland Community College, Portland, OR  



Multi-Session Training in the standardized curriculum recognized by FDA to become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). You need to be a PCQI to author a Food Safety Plan for foods processed under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule (21 CFR Part 117). The audience is small and very-small food manufacturers.


The Multi-Session PCQI Training combines the FSPCA standardized curriculum videos, weekly instructor led discussion, and a one-day practicum using PCQIplus - a cloud-based food safety plan authoring application. Additionally, the training curriculum is supplemented with one-on-one technical advising by the the instructor who each have over 30 year of food industry experience.

The course will emphasize developing a comprehensive hazard analysis of your ingredients, processing sequence, any food allergens and allergen cross-contact situations in your facility and potential for environmental recontamination exposure for food that is ready-to-eat. The practicum begins by helping you write a food safety recall plan and further introduces you to elements of how to develop preventive controls to complete your Food Safety Plan.

Instructional resources are free on-line for the FSPCA standardized curriculum and use of PCQIplus - to write your Food Safety Plan - is free for 6-months with enrollment in the Multi-Session PCQI Training.

This training is designed for the for small and very-small food business proprietors that are seeking to for fully understand how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule impact their growing business. State regulators and the FDA fully recognize the important role that preventive controls play in ensuring food safety.

Visit Food Plus Technology for more information.

John Henry Wells

PCQI Lead Instructor
Portland Community College, Portland, OR