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The Zosi Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI) training provides everything you need to meet FSMA requirements and become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). This PCQI training uniquely combines the benefits of a self-paced online course with a live virtual session led by a food safety expert where you will dive deep into writing and updating your food safety plan.
Through this 20-hour training, food safety professionals will receive a comprehensive and complete understanding of the FSMA requirements. Upon completion, you will have enhanced knowledge of preventive controls, recordkeeping, verification and validation procedures, and food safety hazards so you can update and/or create your food safety plan.
— Danny Gouin, QA Manager, Little Big Farm Foods
Zosi’s unique PCQI training course expands on the standard FSPCA PCQI training curriculum by providing food industry best practices, real-world insights, and practical advice by food industry experts. Our experts have over 200 years of combined food industry expertise, giving you the confidence you need to become a successful PCQI.
Jorge Acosta, Director of Technical Services for Intertek Alchemy, has over 20 years of experience in the food industry.
Jeff Chilton, VP of Consulting for Intertek Alchemy, has over 30 years of experience in the food industry and was recently recognized as a top instructor by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA).
Top Ten 2023 FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Lead Instructor
Based on the number of participants trained and issued FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food certificates between August 15, 2022 and August 15, 2023.
Together they bring a wealth of real-world knowledge to this course and the live virtual session where you can get your specific questions answered.Benefits
This course expands on the standard FSPCA PCQI curriculum and provides industry best practices, real-world insights and practical advice developed on the manufacturing floor by members of the Alchemy Consulting Team. This team features more than 200 years of combined food industry expertise so you can rest easy knowing that your training is based on a time tested foundation.
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MODULES 13 – 16
Part 2, the virtual instructor-led (ILT) portion of the course, is an 8-hour live interactive reinforcement of the eLearning curriculum. Our experts will help you take a closer look at a Food Safety Plan to ensure you’re prepared to write or update your own plan and satisfy the latest Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI) requirements. The live session is directed by an FSPCA lead instructor from Intertek Alchemy. The opportunity to register for the live session becomes available upon completion of the eLearning section of your course. There is one session available per month.
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This training was designed for anyone looking to be a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) or backup PCQI. Food industry leaders who have a stake in developing a food safety plan for their organization will benefit from the comprehensive knowledge PCQI Training provides. We recommend members of the following teams complete the course:
What is a PCQI certification?
A Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) certification from Zosi is the easiest way to prove you have successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventative controls that meet FDA standards. The FDA requires that a facility’s food safety plan be developed and overseen by one or more PCQI’s.
Do I need a PCQI certificate?
A certificate is not required but it is the easiest way to prove you have the training and competencies that are required by the FDA.
Does FDA require PCQI training?
Most facilities that are registered under section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic act are required to have a PCQI. This ensures a qualified individual is in place to create and manage an FSMA-compliant food safety plan.
How long is the PCQI training?
The self-paced online training and 8-hour instructor-led training total approximately 20 hours.
How long does PCQI certification last?
A PCQI certification does not expire, but continued PCQI training is recommended and a best practice.