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Essential Food Safety for Coffee Roasting Operations

Essential Food Safety for Coffee Roasting Operations

Regular price $235.00

Essential Food Safety for Roasting Operations is a blended learning course with an online, self-paced portion and a consulting session to complete a customized food safety plan. Once you’ve registered, Ildi Revi, Ally Coffee’s Director of Learning, will be in contact to schedule the consulting portion.


This course follows the official curriculum of the FDA and learners are introduced to the standard materials expected by the FDA. Every roasting operation must have a food safety program; it is now the law. The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) 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 and program. This course constitutes such training and covers what a PCQI needs to know and be prepared to do. While it is not a requirement to take a class in order to write your food safety plan, Essential Food Safety for Roasting Operations walks you through what you need to know to write a plan compliant with FSMA.

Part 1 Online:

Independently access 16 modules of readings, videos, worksheets, and quizzes at your own pace. The materials provided cut through the mountains of paperwork associated with writing a food safety plan and get straight to the issues that are critical for a coffee roaster. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive an email from PACE-Platform for Ally Coffee E-Learning with a link to access your course materials.

Part 2 Consultation:

Either a 1-2 hour conference call with Ally’s Director of Learning or an on-site visit at your facility, scheduled at your convenience, to write a customized food safety plan for your business. 

After completing both parts of this course, you will be prepared to act as the PCQI for your organization and to write and implement your company’s FSMA-compliant food safety plan. You will walk away from Essential Food Safety for Roasting Operations with a FSMA compliant food safety plan for your company as well as a certificate of completion demonstrating that you have successfully undergone adequate training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls. You will receive a certificate after completing both parts 1 and 2.

Read more about the course on our Get Inspired blog and see the course preview blocks below for further details.


This course is not eligible for coupon codes or other discounts.

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Ildi Revi, M.Ad.Ed. has designed and conducted educator training for over 25 years for companies, educational institutions, government projects, and NGO’s. Ildi is a trained PCQI- Michigan State University and wrote this course following the standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the FDA. She is Ally Coffee's Director of Learning and a Q Arabica Instructor. She lived and worked on a coffee farm for 13 years and has been a roaster since 2004. She managed the design and development of all the SCA courses with subject matter experts at SCA and has delivered classes to coffee professionals around the world.

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.

The FDA has a FREE food safety plan builder available: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/foodSafetyPlanBuilder/download.cfm# There is an option to complete this as an alternative to the practical portion of the course.
After purchasing the course through Ally Open, you will receive an email from PACE - Platform for Ally Coffee E-Learning with a link to access the online portion of this course. You will then be prompted to create an account with PACE. Please check your spam folder if you have not received it within 10 minutes upon completing your transaction. You will be able to use this link to access the materials as often as you need. Our Director of Learning, Ildi Revi, will be in touch to schedule the consultation portion of this course. You may reach her at ildi@allycoffee.com if you have any questions.

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  • InstructorsIldi Revi, M.Ad.Ed.
  • Format Blended learning, online and in person or video consulting session
  • RequirementsNone
  • Ideal forRoasting company owner or employee
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