FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training

FSPCA: Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance

June 26-28, 2019
UMaine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot
307 Maine Avenue, Bangor, Maine

Cost: $250.00 per person (Maine Businesses), $500 (out-of-state) (price includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, PCHF Textbook and Participant Workbook, and individually numbered certificate from the Preventive Controls Alliance and the Association of Food & Drug Officials.

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food preparer washing handsCourse Description

Upon completion of this 20-hour (2.5 days) course, the trainee will become a FDA-recognized “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI).

The course covers:

  • How to create a Food Safety Plan meeting the FDA requirements as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
  • How to conduct a Hazard Analysis, and differentiate between prerequisite programs and risk-based preventive controls.
  • Guidelines for choosing Critical Limits, setting up monitoring programs, and implementing corrective actions when deviations occur.
  • Documentation for all aspects of the PCHF-required Food Safety Plan including verification and validation activities, monitoring, corrective actions, and records review.


Day 1: 8am – 5pm
Day 2: 8am – 5pm
Day 3: 8am – 12pm

Lead Instructor

Jason Bolton, Ph.D.
Food Safety Specialist and Associate Extension Professor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Assistant Instructors

Robson Machado, Ph.D.
Food Science Specialist and Assistant Extension Professor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Beth Calder, Ph.D.
Food Science Specialist and Associate Extension Professor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension

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If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Theresa Tilton at 207.942.7396 or theresa.tilton@maine.edu to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.