Essential Food Safety for Coffee Roasting Operations
The FSMA (Food Safety and Modernization Act) law requires that a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) has completed training or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system. A PCQI's training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls should be at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA to develop and apply a food safety system.
This Ally Coffee course follows the standardized curriculum and focuses on coffee industry issues. In addition to training, job experience may qualify an individual to perform these functions if such experience has provided an individual with knowledge at least equivalent to that provided through the standardized curriculum.
The FSMA rule does not require any specific certifications at this time. An individual may voluntarily choose to attend a PCQI training (like this Ally Coffee course), but this is not mandatory. In general, the FDA will assess the adequacy of a facility’s food safety plan rather than an individual’s documented qualifications. Deficiencies in the food safety plan indicate that a PCQI may need additional training specific to the rule, irrespective of documented training and experience.
You are required to have a PCQI develop and implement your facility’s food safety plan (unless you are exempt). The written food safety plan required of food facilities must be prepared, or its preparation overseen, by one or more PCQIs. Again, you can self-identify as your company's PCQI, if you are knowledgeable and experienced. The PCQI oversees and validates that the preventive controls are actually controlling identified hazards. PCQIs also are in charge of records review.
- InstructorsIldi Revi, M.Ad.Ed.
- Format Blended learning, online and in person or video consulting session
- Ideal forRoasting company owner or employee