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FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Human Food (2.5 CEUs)

This 2.5-day course (4 half-days for instructor-led video conference version) will fulfill the FDA Requirements for FSMA Qualified Individual Training through the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance and AFDO.

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing, and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”. This course developed by the 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.”

These courses are taught by Lead Instructors trained by the FSPCA, who have been instructed on how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.

Course Information:

  • Tuition is $725-$880 for in-state registrants
  • Tuition is $880-$1100 for out of state registrants

Workshop Dates:

  • February 25-27, 2020
    • Department of Ag & Markets, Albany, NY
    • Course Full
  • June 16-19, 2020
    • Instructor-led, online Zoom video conference
    • Course Full
    • Flat Fee (prior to 06/02/20): $600
  • September 1-4, 2020
  • December 15-18, 2020
  • Instructor-led, online Zoom video conference 

Dairy Laboratory Regional Workshops (1 CEU)

April 21, 2020

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

2020 Seminar Recording

Certified Milk Inspectors Training School (2.5 CEUs)
November 16-19, 2020

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:

  • Register Here
  • Agriculture Development Center at the Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension840 Front St. Binghamton, NY 13905

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. 

For additional information/questions regarding the workshop, please contact:
Louise Felker