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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, or PCAF rule) is in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 507 (21 CFR part 507). The PCAF rule is intended to ensure safe manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding of animal food products in the US.
The PCAF regulation requires that certain activities be completed by a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). This is the standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA that was developed by the FSPCA and will help participants to meet the training requirements for an Animal Food PCQI.
What Participants Will Learn
Successful completion of this course [taught by Food Innovation Center staff who earned Lead Instructor certificates from the FSPCA (Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance)] gives participants the tools to distinguish between cGMPs, other prerequisite programs, and Preventive Controls needed to adequately control food-borne hazards. The course’s intended outcome is to learn concepts needed to conduct a thorough hazard analysis and build a regulatory-compliant Food Safety Plan that adequately controls potential hazards in animal food.
*It is highly recommended that participants complete the FSPCA’s on-line course “cGMPs for Animal Food” prior to taking this class. https://www.ifsh.iit.edu/fspca/fspca-preventive-controls-animal-food#FSPCA-CGMP-AFPC
Course registration with the Rutgers Food Innovation Center includes the 2.5 days of instruction by FSPCA-trained Lead Instructors through a virtual on-line connection, e-copies of supporting course materials, workbook, and an individually numbered certificate from the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance & the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) earned by active participation in the entire 20 hours of class time and passing a knowledge check at the end of the course.
Who Should Attend
Persons working in a facility that manufactures, processes, packs or holds animal food products or in a human food facility sending product to be used in animal food. (The PCAF rule covers Pet Food as well as other types of Animal Feed.)
Costs: $545. Price is per person. *Students are required to download a free public copy of the e-textbook or to obtain a hard-copy of the textbook prior to start of the class. Use of the textbook is required in the course.
Participants in the training program are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as class-size is limited and seats are reserved only after payment is received. Although necessary materials are presented online, early registration is encouraged as course materials are shipped.
Please contact Pauline Pepper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-391-7606 if you have any problems with online registration.
Donna Schaffner is also able to offer this course, and other food safety courses, on-site at food processor locations, using a flat-rate fee structure that is financially advantageous for training groups of individuals. Please contact Donna Schaffner at email@example.com or Mellonie O’Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding client-site training.