Wisconsin Agri-Business Association and Agres Consulting LLC
Are Proud to Host

Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course

March 10-12, 2020

Comfort Suites Johnson Creek Conference Center
725 Paradise Lane, Johnson Creek, WI

The Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for animal consumption in the United States. The regulations require that certain activities must be completed by a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI) who has “successfully completed training on the development and application of risk-based preventive controls, or is otherwise qualified through job experience, to develop and apply a food safety system.” This course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a person to qualify as a PCQI.

The Course Will Cover:

  • Overview of the FSMA requirements for animal food
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements
  • Animal Food Safety Hazards
  • Overview of the Food Safety Plan
  • Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls determination
  • Process Controls
  • Sanitation Controls
  • Supply-Chain Applied Controls
  • Recall Plan

Who Should Attend

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food requires that each facility have a written Food Safety Plan and a Hazard Analysis that were prepared by a PCQI. This course provides training and a certificate in order to meet the requirements for an individual being recognized as a PCQI.

The curriculum is designed for industry professionals with responsibility for developing and implementing a company's food safety plans. It is suitable for those working in any area of the facility (quality, sanitation, operations, logistics, maintenance, etc.), where food safety plans will be used or where knowledge of the rule will be helpful (sales, marketing, upper management).


The instructor for the course will be Gary Huddleston, Director of Feed Manufacturing and Regulatory Affairs for the American Feed Industry Association, based in Arlington, Virginia.

This is a 20 hour course that covers 2 ½ days. Day 1 will begin at 1:00 and go until 5:30. Day 2 and 3 will begin at 8:00 and go until 5:00.

There will be breaks in the morning and afternoon, as well as a break for lunch. Meals, overnight lodging, and travel will be at the expense of the participant.

There is no block of rooms being held for the course. If you want to reserve a room on your own, use the following contact information: Comfort Suites Johnson Creek, 725 Paradise Lane, Johnson Creek, WI. Phone number: 920-699-2800.


To register for this course, go to www.wiagribusiness.org/store.

The registration fee is $595.00 which includes all materials and a Certificate of Training.

This course is limited to a maximum of 25 participants.
The registration deadline is Monday, March 3, 2020.
Cancellations received after Monday, March 3rd will be assessed a 10% service fee.

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CHSTrue North ConsultantsAg Systems