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21st to 23rd Feb 2022

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Training Course On “FSPCA Preventive Controls For Human Food”

US FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: “Get trained to become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)”


The new United States (US)Food Drug and Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)aims to ensure the safety of the US food supply by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. The FSMA applies to both domestic as well as imported food. The FDA has issued seven foundational rules under FSMA – Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals, Accredited Third-Party Certification Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, and Intentional Adulteration for Human Food.

Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) Rule and Key Requirements:

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) requires facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food to conduct a hazard analysis and implement risk-based preventive controls for identified hazards. In general the rule applies to facilities that have to register with FDA under section 415 of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act. Both domestic and facilities and those exporting food for consumption in the US must comply with the rule. Each facility would be required to implement a written food safety plan that focuses on preventing hazards identified in the food. The foodsafety plan is required to:

  • Identify known or reasonably foreseeable hazards that may be present in the food handled at that facility (including biological, chemical including radiological and physical hazards),
  • Implement preventive controls for hazards that require such a control to significantly minimize or prevent them,
  • Develop effective monitoring procedures for the controls,
  • Establish written corrective action and correction procedures if preventive controls are not properly implemented or found to be ineffective,
  • Validate preventive controls and conduct verification activities including verficiation ofmonitoring and corrective actions,
  • Re-analyze the food safety plan at least once every three years or sooner if significantchanges are made

How can companies comply with PCHF rule?

PCHF is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the US.The preventive control requirements go beyond the traditional HACCP. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI)” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system”. The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), a broad-based public private alliance, has developed a “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA for the training course. This course is taught by FSPCA Lead Instructors. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual”. The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) and the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) administer certificates for all participants that successfully complete the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course.

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

21st to 23rd Feb 2022 at Hyderabad, India

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course:

This course developed by FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Successfully completing this course is one wayan individual to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI).” Under the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) regulation, the responsibilities of a PCQI include to perform and/or oversee 1) preparation of the Food Safety Plan, 2) validation of the preventive controls, 3) records review and 4) reanalysis of the Food Safety Plan, and other activities as appropriate to the food.

This course will be conducted with the following learning objectives:

  • Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirments for a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual.The training will provide learning opportunites on how to developa Food Safety Plan to comply with the FDA’s PCHF regulation requirements
  • Provide learning opportunities for understanding the the new PCHF requirements for implementing and documenting Preventive Controls under the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule


Day 1

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Course and Preventive Controls
  • Chapter 2: Food Safety Plan Overview
  • Chapter 3: Good Manufacturing Practices and Other Prerequisite Programs
  • Chapter 4: Biological Food Safety Hazards
  • Chapter 5: Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazards

Day 2

  • Chapter 6: Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan
  • Chapter 7: Resources for Food Safety Plans
  • Chapter 8: Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
  • Chapter 9: Process Preventive Controls
  • Chapter 10: Food Allergen Preventive Controls
  • Chapter 11: Sanitation Preventive Controls
  • Chapter 12: Supply‐chain Preventive Controls

Day 3

  • Chapter 13: Verification and Validation Procedures
  • Chapter 14: Record-keeping Procedures
  • Chapter 15: Recall Plan
  • Chapter 16: Regulation Overview – cGMP, Hazard Analysis, and Risk‐Based Preventive Controls for Human Food


Dr. Satyanarayana KV
Dr. Satyanarayana Kandukuri
FSPCA Lead Instructor for Human Foods

Dr. Satya holds a Ph.D degree in Biotechnology from CFTRI/ University of Mysore and M.Sc. Ag (Genetics & Plant Breeding) from ANGRAU, Hyderabad. He has over 15 years of industry experience and prior to joining Sathguru, Satya worked with Tata Chemicals Ltd – Innovation Centre in the areas of industrial biotechnology and food ingredients. Satya has trained over 350 PCHF PCQIs and as an FSPCA Trainer -of-Trainer (ToT) for Human Foods, he was involved in training several Lead Instructors from South Asia. Satya is also a qualified FSSC 22000 Auditor.

Srirama Chaitanya Manyam
Srirama Chaitanya Manyam
FSPCA Lead Instructor for Human and Animal Foods
Srirama is a Lead Instructor for FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human foods and Animal Foods. He has worked as an Instructor for courses in Preventive Controls for building the skills and capacity of the exporters form India. He has over 11 years of experience in domestic and multi-national food and agri processing industries in the functions of research and development, new product development, operations, QA and food safety. In his current role, he supports clients in life sciences on technology landscaping & selection, opportunity assessment, product development, business planning and commercialisation

Program Date


21st to 23rd Feb 2022 **



** The dates / schedule of this program is subject to change at short notice, based on the Covid-19 protocols

Program Fee

Course FeeUSDINR
Program Fee$ 325₹ 22,000

• GST will be levied as applicable on the fee

Payment in USD

You may transfer the amount to JP MORGAN CHASE, NEWYORK, USA, Swift Code: CHASUS33XXX for onward credit to EEFC Account No. 912020047798948 of Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt Ltd A/c CEE with Axis Bank Ltd, Begumpet, Hyderabad, India.

Payment in INR

Issue a cheque/demand draft in favour of “Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt Ltd A/c CEE” or via RTGS/NEFT transfer to account no 912020047528817 of Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt Ltd A/c CEE with Axis Bank Ltd, Hyderabad, India with IFSC Code.UTIB0000008.


  • The formal registration takes place only after the payment of fees
  • While substitutions are accepted prior to the commencement of the program, no refunds will be made for cancellations
  • Due to class size constraint, registration will be provided on a space available (first come, first serve) basis
  • Multiple nominations are encouraged, however not more than eight will be accepted from a single organization to ensure diversity of participant profile

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Supported by Cornell-Sathguru Foundation for Development (CSFD)