Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule

The Preventive Control Rule for Human Food requires food processors and some produce packing operations to establish and implement a food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and establishment of risk-based preventive controls.

The College of Agricultural Sciences has a dedicated team working on training and resources to support the Preventive Control for Human Feed rule. You can find current training opportunities on our website, or contact one of our experts for more information. For FSMA information directly applicable to dairy products, visit the Penn State Dairy FSMA web site.  

Additional Resources for Food Processors

FDA's Preventive Controls for Human Food Information Site

The Preventive Controls for Human Food Final Rule sets new standards that all food processors must meet with regards to facility registration, updated good manufacturing practices, employee qualifications and training, hazard analysis, risk-based preventive controls, food safety plans and related activities.

PA Department of Agriculture

This fact sheet, produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, explains in detail the requirements and exemptions for compliance with the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule.

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public private alliance consisting of key industry, academic and government stakeholders whose mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training and outreach programs to assist companies producing human and animal food in complying with the preventive controls regulations that will be part of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Visit their website to stay connected to training an developments on the Preventive Controls rules.