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FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Human Food

This 2.5 day course will fulfill FDA Requirements for FSMA Qualified Individual Training through the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance and AFDO. The course will include opportunities for participants to review the final rule and participate in classroom exercises to better understand the regulation. At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive a certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) certifying their training as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual.
Sample Agenda

January 7-9, 2019
CCE Office, 203 N Hamilton St
Watertown, NY 13601
Course Full

April 2-4, 2019
Hampton Inn
49 Olean Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
Course Full

May 14-16, 2019
NYS Ag & Markets  Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building
55 Hanson Place
Brooklyn NY 11217
Course Full

September 10-12, 2019
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Course Full

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Animal Food

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation (also referred to as FSMA or Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human and animal consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” (PCQI). This course, developed by FSPCA, is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

July 10-11, 2019
Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) (2 CEU)

This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices. This course is designed for:

U.S.‐based importers who meet the definition of “importer” in the FSVP rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner.

Others who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, including brokers, exporters, foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S., persons/business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments.

No course scheduled at this time.

Dairy Processing Plant Superintendent (1 CEU)

Annual Update Provides dairy plant personnel with regulatory and extension updates. Offered at 5 locations each spring. Required update for all NY State Dairy Processing Plant Superintendents (PPS). 

Dairy Laboratory Regional Workshops (1 CEU)

Provides dairy laboratory personnel with regulatory, procedural and scientific updates. 

Certified Milk Inspectors Training School (2.5 CEUs)
July 8-11, 2019

Provides detailed instruction of required dairy farm inspections and is a required course for Certified Milk Inspectors (CMI), those who inspect dairy farms. Offered once each summer. 
Registration Closed

Certified Milk Inspectors Annual Update 

Provides regulatory and extension updates on farm inspection & milk quality. Offered at 4 locations each fall. Required update for licensed Certified Milk Inspectors (CMIs). 

New York State Fair Dairy Judging and Awards Program 

Provides dairy plants the opportunity to receive awards and recognition for product quality at New York State Fair. Coordination and judging of dairy products for state fair competition occurs each summer at Cornell.