Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training Workshop


Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin announces a regional workshop entitled "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training". The FDA regulation Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food has the next compliance date of September 17, 2018 for very small companies with less than $1 million in annual sales. This workshop will focus on training to meet the “preventive controls qualified individual” requirement under Subpart C – Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls [§ 117.126 Food safety plan]. The PCQI is responsible for oversight of the written food safety plan at their respective dairy processing facility.

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance [FSPCA] has developed a 2 Part FSPCA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR HUMAN FOOD BLENDED COURSE training course that meets the FDA approved curriculum guidelines. Part 1 involves the individual completing a 16 chapter course via the internet. Part 2 involves a 1 day instructor led in-person workshop that covers review of study materials and group exercises.

Successful completion of Part 1 and Part 2 provides the attendee with a Certificate of Training. This certificate provides evidence that the individual meets the training requirement of the "preventive controls qualified individual."

These workshops will be strictly dairy industry based, with all exercise materials focusing on dairy products. These working exercises are designed to provide practical details covering all the required components of the written food safety plan mandated within the Preventive Controls for Human Food [PCHF] rule.

There are 3 steps that need to be followed to ensure that you are properly enrolled in the course. Failure to properly register for the FSPCA course or the in-person DFW course may result in removal from the course. Please follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Enroll in the online course hosted by IFTPI. The online course is $198 and is the responsibility of the student. You will receive an automated enrollment confirmation e-mail with further instructions. You have 6 months to complete the online course, so plan accordingly!

    Register for IFTPI Online Course

    Once you’re on-line enrollment is confirmed, DFW will send you a PCQI manual in order to complete the course.
  • Step 2: Enroll in the DFW in-person workshop. The in-person workshop fee is $125 and will cover all registration, materials (participant manual, workbook), lunch and breaks for the day. Workshop attendees are responsible for their own lodging. Note: Complete registration at the bottom of this webpage.

    The workshop will be held at the following location:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q Hammons Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
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  • Step 3: Once you complete the online course and have registered for the in-person workshop through DFW, please forward your completion ticket (with unique code) to the course lead instructor ( AND complete the final enrollment step

You have between 6 and 8 weeks to complete the online course, so plan accordingly. Payment must be received for both courses by March 4, 2019, at the latest.
Failure to complete the on-line portion of the course will result in removal from the in-person workshop – please be sure to send your on-line certificate of completion to the lead instructor ( prior to the in-person workshop!

Attendance is limited, so sign up today. For questions regarding these or any other workshops, contact Adam Brock at or 608.223.7223.

We look forward to your attendance and participation as we work to ensure Wisconsin continues to be a leader in dairy food safety!
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Please mail a check payable to Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin for $125.00 along with a printed copy of your registration confirmation (will be emailed after registration is completed) to:

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
PO Box 8717
Carol Stream, IL 60197-8717



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