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FSPCA Blended PCQI for Animal Food Course
Time Zone Conversion

8:00 a.m. ET = 7:00 a.m. CT / 5:00 a.m. PT

8:00 a.m. CT = 9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT

8:00 a.m. PT = 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT


Course Description

This two-part course Preventive Controls for Animal Food course follows the standardized curriculum designed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA. By the end of the training, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure safe manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding of food products for Animal consumption in the United States.
Upon completion, participants will learn how to implement a food safety plan by conducting hazard analysis and implementing risk-based preventive controls in accordance with FDA requirements. This course offers flexibility and convenience, allowing you to learn all the material at your own pace and then schedule the instructor-led session to complete interactive exercises and ask questions.

What's Included

FSPCA Course Participant Manual

FSPCA Exercise Workbook

Fillable forms and model food safety plans

FIC Food Safety Plan Schematic

Access to FIC's Private Resource Centre

Earn Your Official FSPCA Certificate

Upon successful completion, you will receive an official FSPCA "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual" certificate issued by AFDO.

Online Learning

Take advantage of the Live-Virtual format and take the training from anywhere.

Interact with instructors and classmates.  

Ask all of your questions and open discussions.

Course Structure

Part 1

8-12 Hours Self-Paced

Once enrolled in Part 1, you will receive an automated enrolment confirmation email. Shortly after, an email with your login information will be sent to start the course. Upon completion of Part 1, you will receive an enrolment ticket and a completion email from IFPTI so you can attend Part 2. Present your Part 1 enrolment ticket to us in order to attend Part 2. 

Part 2

1 day live-virtual instructor-led

Instructor-Led course is a review of the material from Part 1. We will address questions that you may have related to the material and complete exercises applying the knowledge that you gained from the course materials. In order to receive the Certificate of training from FSPCA, you must complete Part 1 Online before the Part 2 class.

Become an Animal Food PCQI | Comply with FDA Requirements


• Regulatory Overview and Introduction to theRule

• Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs)

• Animal Food Safety Hazards

• Overview of the Food Safetv Plan

• Hazard Analvsis and Preventive ControlsDetermination

• Required Preventive Control ManagementComponents

• Process Preventive Controls

• Sanitation Controls

• Supply-Chain-Applied Controls

• Recall Plan


• Define Food Safety Plan contents and delve into foundational programs like CGMPs

• Progressively develop a comprehensive Food Safety Plan for a model product throughout the course

• Engage in practical exercises to identify tools and tasks for effective preventive controls

• Understand FDA requirements for the Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation

• Participate in discussions, group workshops, and individual learning activities

Recommended For

• U.S manufactures, processors, packers, holders, and distributors of animal food (livestock feed and pet food)

• Animal food exporters to the U.S.

• QA Directors

• Plant Managers

• Production Supervisors

• Operations Managers

• SQF and BRC Practitioners

• HACCP Coordinators

• Food Safety Consultants and Technicians

• Auditors

• Compliance officers

• Regulatory Affairs Specialists

Course Instructors

Bita Saidi

Food Safety Trainer, FSPCA Lead Instructor

Nima Saidi

Food Safety Trainer, Assistant Instructor

Bita's outstanding contributions have secured her in the FSPCA 1,000 Club and One of the Top 10 Lead Instructors (2023) for Preventive Controls (PC) for Animal Food.

Top 10 is in recognition of the number of participants trained and certificates issued between August 15, 2022 and August 15, 2023.

The 1000 club recognizes FSPCA Lead Instructors who have collectively trained over 1,000 FSPCA course participants across the four FSPCA training curricula; PCQl for Human Food, Animal Food, FSVP and IAVA, leading to the issuance of FSPCA certificates.