This course fulfills the requirement for a "preventive controls qualified individual" (PCQI) as defined in the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation. It includes the FDA-recognized "standardized curriculum" developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). The mix of lectures, readings, video conferences, and course homework assignments that culminates in the development of an animal food safety plan, has drawn high praise from past course participants.
This is an 8-week online course with weekly video conferences. The lead instructor is a professor in the Texas A&M University’s Department of Soil & Crop Sciences, and serves as Director of the Office of the Texas State Chemist, which regulates the manufacture and distribution of 20 million tons of commercial animal feed in Texas. Upon completing the course, students will earn a FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food certificate and a Texas A&M University Certificate of Completion with an International HACCP Alliance seal.
Become a PCQI qualified individual
Practice HACCP team management and animal food safety plan development skills
Learn from Texas A&M University Regulatory Science in Food Systems graduate program faculty and experienced regulators
Earn a Certificate of Completion from Texas A&M University
Participate in a program accredited by the International HACCP Alliance
For more information, please visit our website at feedhaccp.org. You can view an example of the syllabus here. Registration will close at noon on the course's start date.