MCLEAN, Va. — Three food safety certification courses will be offered by the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) during PROCESS EXPO 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The courses include Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training, an FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) course, and the Preventative Control of Animal Food training. The courses will be held Monday, Oct. 7 through Wednesday, Oct. 9.

HACCP Training will address food safety from a biological, chemical and physical hazard perspective and include topics such as the importance of SOPs, CMPs and SSOPs, HACCP concepts and hazard categorization, the seven principles and 12 steps required for HACCP, effective process requirements and procedures, and more.

The FSVP course will shed light on specific requirements of foreign suppliers regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The program is in place to implement provisions of FSMA. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive FSPCA certificates.

The Preventative Controls training course offers pet food and treat professionals the opportunity to become Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) certified. This new course offered by the FPSA will provide certification for manufacturers to establish and implement written animal food safety plans that include analysis of hazards and implementation of risk-based preventative controls.

“Food safety is an integral part of food processing and we are pleased to be able to offer these important training courses along with other food safety focused education programs at the 2019 PROCESS Expo event,” said Jarrod McCarroll, chairman of the FPSA and president of Weber, Inc. “We are also pleased to announce that FPSA will subsidize a portion of the costs of these courses to assist processing companies in their efforts to train employees.”

Aside from these three certification courses, the Food Safety Summit will also lead free educational courses about FSMA, cross contamination, litigation, food fraud, food defense and emerging trends during PROCESS EXPO.

Read the official FPSA press release for more details on each certification course and instructions on how to register.

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