As per the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), all registered food manufacturing facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold human food must abide by the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule’s new food safety requirements specified in 21 CFR Part 117. Additionally, each registered entity must have a Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI) to develop an effective food safety plan that ensures the safety of finished food products. A PCQI is a qualified individual 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 the FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system. 

This course/ training helps food professionals learn the latest food safety issues and regulations that affect their products and as well as how to develop and implement effective preventive control programs and appropriate corrective actions. Additionally, this training will help the participants to lead, manage, and monitor FSMA-specific requirements such as the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) rule ensuring the safety of the finished food products. 

Who should attend this training:

Quality assurance and quality control personnel, line supervisors, operators, sanitation supervisors, quality managers, and owners.

Who is eligible for this NO COST PCQI (Human Food) Training

  • Small food producers in Missouri
  • Small Farmers in Missouri
  • Start-up food companies in Missouri
  • State and local food inspectors in Missouri

For more information, please contact: Kantha Channaiah,, Ph: 573-882-2673.

Department of Food Science, MU Extension and the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Authority 

August 13 - 8 AM - 5 PM
August 14 - 8 AM - 5 PM
August 15 - 8 AM - 12 PM