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.
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.
This workshop provides standardized training for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PQCIs) to meet the FDA requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In addition to the Food Safety and Preventive Controls Alliance curriculum, this 3 day course will cover typical hazards associated with dairy processing, use dairy product examples for all breakout work groups, and discuss the transition from the PMO Appendix K HACCP system to a FSMA Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Prevent Control system.
Video Series - Learn How FSMA Affects You
In this video series, you will learn what the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is and whether your farm or food business may be affected by it.
This video introduces you to the Food Safety Modernization Act. We’ll discuss which two of the seven FSMA rules have the most impact on farms, food processors and packing operations.
This video focuses on the Produce Safety and the Preventive Controls for Human Foods rules, and will help you determine whether your produce crops or food products are covered under either rule, or possibly both.
This video will help you determine whether you are eligible for any exemptions under the Produce Safety and/or Preventive Controls for Human Foods rules.
This video will outline the deadlines the FDA has established for compliance with FSMA regulations. We’ll also offer resources for training opportunities and for learning more about what compliance means for you.
Additional 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.