The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule requires food processors and some produce packing operations to establish and implement a safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and establishment of preventive controls.
Learn more about the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule through the following resources from Penn State Extension.
Penn State FSMA Training and Certification Opportunities
This workshop provides certification (FSPCA certificate) to meet FDA requirements for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQIs) for the development and implementation of HACCP based systems as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.
In this workshop, standardized training for FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PQCIs) is provided with a focus on Dairy Foods Processing. The 3-day course covers typical hazards associated with dairy processing using dairy product examples for all breakout work groups. In addition, the transition from the PMO Appendix K HACCP system to a FSMA Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Prevent Control system is covered.
Learn about the FSMA Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food Rules (Video)
Are your produce crops or processed food products covered under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In this 28-minute video, you will learn if your farm or food business is affected by FSMA. Details on the Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Foods rules are also covered. Watch the video >>
Additional External Resources for Food Processors
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.
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.
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.